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On Being 40(ish)
On Being 40(ish) | Lindsey Mead
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In the vein of The Bitch in the House, fifteen powerful women offer captivating, intimate, and candid explorations about what its really like turning fortyand life beyond. The big 4-0. Like eighteen and twenty-one, this is a major and meaningful milestone our livesespecially for women. Turning forty is a poignant doorway between youth andwhat comes after; a crossroads to reflect on the roads taken and not and the paths yet before you. And the decade that follows is one that is especially ripe for nostalgia, inspiration, wisdom, and personal growth. In this dazzling collection, fifteen writers explore this rich phase in essays that are profound and moving and above all, brimming with joie de vivre. This diverse array of voicesincluding Veronica Chambers, Meghan Daum, Kate Bolick, Taffy Brodesser-Akner, Sloane Crosley, KJ DellAntonia, Julie Klam, Jessica Lahey, Catherine Newman, Sujean Rim, Jena Schwartz, Sophfronia Scott, Allison Winn Scotch, Lee Woodruff, and Jill Kargmanoffer exciting, deeply personal, and poignant perspectives across a range of universal themesfriendship, independence, sex, beauty, aging, wisdom, and the passage of time. Beautifully designed to make the perfect gift, and to be a treasure to turn to time and time again, On Being 40(ish) reflects the hopes, fears, challenges and opportunities of a generation. It will leave you inspired, entertained, and comforted that the best is truly yet to come.
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dariazeoli
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Finishing up this book today. Also, hi 👋🏻

I had a lot of intentions for the year I turned 40. Climbing Mount TBR. Completing #192019. Being up on birthdays and #jb correspondence. Reader, I failed at all these things.

I still intend on answering my #justbecause mail. I‘ll read what peaks my interest. But I need to not be so hard on myself when I don‘t make goals.

What intention did you miss the mark on this year? What did you learn?

AmyG Every year I try to be more patient. I try to worry less. I did accomplish the “worry less” part a bit....things will be what they will be. And at patience....I do better at some times than others. We all fail as It‘s part of being human. Just keep trying. I‘m doing thr “On Being 60ish”. Just the # is a challenges. Yikes...when the hell did that happen? (edited) 4mo
Librariana I don't think I set any for the year I turned 40 😳🤔 I think I'd just rather be pleasantly delighted/surprised by what I accomplish and grateful for the things that happen. I think I've gotten better at setting realistic goals (when and if I do) rather than setting the bar too high and then being disappointed. Above all, I try to be gentle with myself. I hope you will be, too 😊💗 4mo
marleed Omg, I‘ve missed so many. But I try to pay attention to what I accomplish and not to track what I miss, just let it go. I‘ll add the misses back to 2020 - like getting and using a passport! 4mo
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This essay collection, edited by Lindsey Mead, features the 40(ish) experiences of 15 women writers. These essays cover a range of age related topics. The writers range in age and experience from late 30's to early 50's, which makes this less of a meditation on turning the big 4-0, and more collective wisdom about mid-life, which I think makes it's appeal much broader than the title implies. #netgalley

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We‘ll call this research😂. I‘ll be the big 4-0 in 2019.

MicrobeMom Haha! I am turn 40 next year too. It is coming quickly!! 1y
SilversReviews I wish were. 😊 That is the BEST decade...ENJOY!! 1y
Lissa00 @SilversReviews thanks! That‘s the theme of this book, too. 1y
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Melissa_J It‘s not as bad as people think it will be. Plus, in my head I‘m still mid-20s 😊 1y
Reviewsbylola My husband turned 40 this year. You would think he was turning 90. He acts like his life is over. 🤣🤣 1y
JenReadsAlot Me too..... 1y
Amandajoy I turn 40 in two years, but I still feel closer to 20 than 40. Might have to read this. 1y
Lissa00 @MicrobeMom @JenReadsAlot 1979 was a good year😉 (edited) 1y
Lissa00 @melissa_j @Amandajoy My MIL is closer to 70 and still says she feels like 25 in her mind. So I guess that doesn‘t change😂 1y
Velvetfur In January I'm going to be 43! But I'm still interested to read this even if it will be 3 years late, heh. By the way, this really is my best decade, by now I really know myself and am comfortable in myself and am much calmer and more confident. You've got that to look forward to! 1y
SilversReviews @Velvetfur ENJOY!!!! The 40‘s were the BEST!! 1y
Velvetfur @SilversReviews Thank you, I'm enjoying so far 😁 1y
Buechersuechtling I turned 40 this October. It didn‘t hurt. Turning 30 was _way_ harder. 1y
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