The Manual for Imperfect Women
By Annabel Rivkin and Emilie McMeekan
The first book from the creators of the popular blog and Telegraph column, the Midult: 'A place where we can connect, unlock some joy, deal with the worry and unlock the shame that mid-life can bring... a wry look at real life, real wisdom and real information framed in fun.'
Feel that middle-age is a label that doesn't fit? Welcome to Midulthood, a generation-defining tribe where we are not our mothers. 'Midulthood is a mood. A movement. A place where Midult women matter. Where anxiety becomes if not fun then funny. Can't face having sex with your husband? Worried you're going to lose your house? Deranged about fertility? Feel like you're employed by your life? Come on in... the water's lovely.'
She Did It Anyway offers a wry, funny guide for women of 35- 55 who don't feel middle-aged, with chapters covering topics such as Dating (It's Not Me, It's You), Sex (What Could Possibly Go Wrong?), Joy (I am Flawsome), Work (Know Your Worth, then Add VAT), Friendship (Wishbone, Backbone, Funnybone) and Self-image (Does This Straitjacket Make Me Look Fat?). Topics are explored through essays, listicles ('Thoughts We Have at 6am, 8 Little Life Enhancers (we are not going to do)) and quotes ('I just want to lie in a pile of warm laundry and eat bread' and 'The best cure for a hangover is being under the age of 25').
After reading this book, Midults will no longer feel like civilization's ignored middle child, but happier, stronger and better prepared. Remember: Life is tough. So are you.
Annabel Rivkin and Emilie McMeekan are co-founders of The Midult, a generation-defining tribe for grown-up women. With a combined journalistic experience of over 30 years they are currently columnists for the Saturday Telegraph Magazine and Annabel also writes a column for the Evening Standard. They are leading the charge on a re-branding of what it means to be a grown-up woman.
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06 Sep 2018
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