Older, but Better, but Older

Caroline de Maigret, Sophie Mas

250 pages Proofs in English Humour, Illustrated, Lifestyle

From the bestselling authors of How to be Parisian comes what smart, savvy, fabulous women think, feel, and advise on life and love as they hit forty.

Older, but Better, but Older has the playful wit and worldly advice we have come to expect from these bestselling authors, but now that advice is focused on the French woman’s mindset as she hurtles towards forty. Caroline de Maigret and Sophie Mas are back to amuse you with how they find themselves modifying their favorite bad-girl behavior as they address beauty, love, seduction as well as lifestyle, family, work, and living alone.

They are still bohemian iconoclasts saying the unexpected. They remind you that things aren’t what they used to be–when a thirty-year-old guy arrives at a party and doesn’t even glance at you; when you wake up feeling great and everyone tells you how tired you look; when you’re excited just to go home.

Neuroses vs. confidence, resistance vs. acceptance, passion vs. serenity: de Maigret and Mas, through these spirited vignettes, capture the different stages of aging as nostalgic but modern women. From the privately absurd to the strangely universal, this book captures moments of everyday life that will make the reader nod, cringe, and laugh out loud.

 

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Reviews

Cool, chic, smart, sexy… — The Times of London

 Older is its own Pandora’s Box, a treatise on freedom, self-knowledge… A nuanced compilation of quips, musings, digressions, pep talks, and commiserations about the pros and cons of aging… A companion’s guide to graze on, leave on the nightstand, and return to at leisure, or as needed. — Vogue US

While this elevated guide to life, love, and work is written by two Parisians, many of these life lessons are universal. —Fortune

Older, But Better, But Older is a book to read late at night in one go and then buy for your girlfriends. Peppered with inspirational quotes and comedic anecdotes, it is soulful truth-telling with a wink and a prayer… a deep dive into the bittersweet angst that comes with experience, resonating deeply with those of us reverberating in the in-between. —Vogue UK

…a funny French take on the universal wonder of aging. —InStyle

Relatable. —Harper’s Bazaar