How to Meet a Man After Forty

Shane Watson

How to Meet a Man After Forty

Should I wax my moustache? Am I too old for a leather jacket? Am I having the right amount of sex? Why do I hate my best friend? Am I turning into my mother? This frank, funny, insightful guide to navigating those tricky midlife years, now that looking older than thirty-six is an act of negligence on a par with not feeding the fish, answers all these questions and many more. How to Meet a Man After Forty (and Other Midlife Dilemmas Solved) is like having a conversation with your sharpest, most trusted, least smug girlfriend about the things that keep us awake at night. It's not just for single girls, it's for everyone who has ever thought, "Is it just me or is life getting much, much weirder?" Shane Watson is an author, journalist and Sunday Times columnist who met and married a man in her forties. She is, in other words, the statistic-defying exception to the rule; a beacon of hope for single women in the thirty-five-plus category who want to find Mr Right and not just Mr Gigantic Compromise. 2.5 out of 5 based on 1 reviews
How to Meet a Man After Forty

Omniscore:

Classification Non-fiction
Genre Family & Lifestyle
Format Paperback
Pages 368
RRP £7.99
Date of Publication January 2009
ISBN 978-0141036748
Publisher Penguin
 

Should I wax my moustache? Am I too old for a leather jacket? Am I having the right amount of sex? Why do I hate my best friend? Am I turning into my mother? This frank, funny, insightful guide to navigating those tricky midlife years, now that looking older than thirty-six is an act of negligence on a par with not feeding the fish, answers all these questions and many more. How to Meet a Man After Forty (and Other Midlife Dilemmas Solved) is like having a conversation with your sharpest, most trusted, least smug girlfriend about the things that keep us awake at night. It's not just for single girls, it's for everyone who has ever thought, "Is it just me or is life getting much, much weirder?" Shane Watson is an author, journalist and Sunday Times columnist who met and married a man in her forties. She is, in other words, the statistic-defying exception to the rule; a beacon of hope for single women in the thirty-five-plus category who want to find Mr Right and not just Mr Gigantic Compromise.

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The Observer

Stephanie Merritt

...I can't help feeling that a healthy step towards behaving like "grown-up" women would be for us to resist the kind of infantilising, teen-mag prose that Watson employs... the best way to enjoy [her] book, which can be hilarious and infuriating in equal measure, is to regard it as you would an episode of Sex and the City: as pure entertainment, glitzy caricature wrapped around a tiny grain of reality.

08/02/2009

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