On Being 40(ish): Fifteen Writers on the Prime of Their Lives

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Simon & Schuster
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4.9 X 0.7 X 6.8 inches | 0.35 pounds
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About the Author

Lindsey Mead has written for Brain, Child Magazine, QuietRev.com (Quiet Revolution), LiteraryMama.com, and Huffington Post. She received a BA in English from Princeton University and an MBA from Harvard School of Business. She lives with her husband and two children in Cambridge, Massachusetts. On Being 40(ish) is her first book.


"A group of stylishly intelligent women writers -- from Meghan Daum to Sloane Crosley to Taffy Brodesser-Akner -- reflect on the fears and aspirations involved with turning 40. Think of them as a group of funny birthday drinking companions."

--New York Times Book Review

"If you are, ever have been, or ever plan to be 40(ish), you'll find this collection irresistible. Drawn from the experiences of some of the best essayists of our time, ON BEING 40(ISH) reveals that our forties can be the best of times, the worst, the saddest, funniest and often the bravest and most revelatory. This will be the book I give every 40(ish) friend this year.
--Ann Leary, New York Times Bestselling author of THE GOOD HOUSE

"I'm turning 40 in a few months, so I couldn't have read this book at a more perfect time. It's like a pep talk from your big sister, favorite cousin and wise best friend. These 15 smart, funny women expertly capture what it's like to get older -- from forehead wrinkles to work/life balance to discovering who you really are. A must read for anyone 40ish or beyond and a poignant reminder that the best days lie ahead."
-- Joanna Goddard, Cup of Jo

"Candid, often charming revelations from a host of articulate women."

"Charming, relatable, and wise...Taken as a group, these personal narratives argue that aging is a process of shedding the inconsequential and acquiring a laser focus on the truly essential. Without a hint of preachiness, this is a practical guide to navigating life for anyone who has passed the milestone of 40."

--Publishers Weekly