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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