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Kiss Tomorrow Hello: Notes from the Midlife Underground by Twenty-Five Women Over Forty

Kiss Tomorrow Hello Notes from the Midlife Underground by Twenty Five Women Over Forty How could old age be a medical diagnosis when I wasn t even forty Lolly Winston if aging is difficult for those of us who were only sometimes cute she says just imagine how hard it must be for the a

  • Title: Kiss Tomorrow Hello: Notes from the Midlife Underground by Twenty-Five Women Over Forty
  • Author: Kim Barnes Claire Davis Ellen Sussman
  • ISBN: 9780385515412
  • Page: 116
  • Format: Hardcover
  • How could old age be a medical diagnosis when I wasn t even forty Lolly Winston if aging is difficult for those of us who were only sometimes cute, she says, just imagine how hard it must be for the aging knockouts, the living dolls Rebecca McClanahan I love sex I love middle age sex I love married sex I m almost fifty and I ve never felt sexier But damn, i How could old age be a medical diagnosis when I wasn t even forty Lolly Winston if aging is difficult for those of us who were only sometimes cute, she says, just imagine how hard it must be for the aging knockouts, the living dolls Rebecca McClanahan I love sex I love middle age sex I love married sex I m almost fifty and I ve never felt sexier But damn, it took a long time to get here Ellen Sussman And who is that woman who looks just like me in the mirror behind the bar Could she be some evil twin, sitting in a place I d never go alone, acting like a hanger on, a groupie Lisa Norris even past sixty perhaps especially past sixty , women like me feel impelled to stick to the myths we have invented for ourselves Annick Smith Slow down Don t be so frenetic Contemplate on the insights you have gained Listen to the silence within Bharti Kirchner The young woman s body I live inside still, that unforgotten home, is a text It is engraved with memory Meredith HallA collection of blazingly honest, smart, and often humorous essays on middle age contributed by well known writers such as Julia Glass, Joyce Maynard, Lolly Winston, Antonya Nelson, Diana Abu Jaber, Judy Blunt, Lauren Slater, and other voices of the baby boom generation.In the tradition of the bestselling A Bitch in the House, Kiss Tomorrow Hello brings together the experiences and reflections of women as they embark on a new stage of life Many women in their forties, fifties, and sixties discover that they are racing uphill, trying desperately to keep their romantic and social lives afloat just as those things they believe constant start to shift The body begins its inevitable decline, sometimes gracefully, sometimes less so The twenty five stellar writers gathered here explore a wide range of concerns, including keeping love and sex alive, discovering family secrets, negotiating the demands of illness and infertility, letting children go, making peace with parents, and contemplating plastic surgery The tales are true, the confessions candid, and the humor infectious just what you d expect from the women whose works represent the best writings of their generation From Lynn Freed s wry Happy Birthday to Me to Pam Houston s hilarious Coffee Dates with a Beefcake from Ellen Sussman s Tearing Up the Sheets to Julia Glass s I Have a Crush on Ted Geisel, Kiss Tomorrow Hello is a wise, lyrical, and sexy look at the pleasures and perils of midlife.

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    1. I picked this book up thinking I could glean some tips for maintaining equilibrium and being happy in my 40's and beyond. I found it too frustrating to finish. The common refrains were "well, I may be old but thank God I'm still thin" "my first husband was a pain so I dumped him, and my 2nd husband is great in every way (see above: 'still thin')" "I was feeling low so I jetted off to Tuscany with my best friend who I met in a writer's workshop". In other words, not much I could relate to. There [...]

    2. Don't let the cover or the title fool you. This is a serious (with light moments) collection of literary essays by some great contemporary women writers. This collection is more about the human condition, as it applies to women and plays out in the life of women, than about reaching 'a certain age'. It's a smart, deeply introspective read. No fluffy affirmations or overly enthusiastic lip service about the spontaneous liberation many middle-aged women claim to experience when they hit 40. These [...]

    3. A collection of essays by women in my age group, some better than others. Mostly reflections on the things that happen to each of us as we go from being babes to old hags. I can't even imagine a man reading this book.

    4. I'm sure it's full of well reasoned, thought provoking essays. The 3 I read (chosen at random) did not speak to me, my needs, or interests. I ain't got time for it.

    5. I've always been intrigued by female psychology, especially that of middle age - women seem to go through a significant identity change at this time. Some women retain their youth, naturally or artificially, but beauty begins to fade and they stop objectifying themselves, and probably for the first time discovering their raw being. Men on the other hand are not forced through this stage - they can remain a boy and behave, think like one as long as they choose to, although when hit with financial [...]

    6. This is a great listen! Try it on the way to work JillI am not a big self help book or the average biography fan. This book doesn't fall into either category. Well written essays on a wide range of topics in the lives of these interesting authors over 40. They are all a little older than me since I barely qualify as over 40, but what a goal be as healthy mentally as they sound. If you hate ageing give it a listen, if you are OK with ageing listen anywaye you will want to be in their club.

    7. Delightful exploration of the territory of invisibility. Some of these essays are bemused, some accepting, some glorifying. All of them ring true in some way or another. The standout for me was the final essay, 'Outport Shadows' by Meredith Hall, which talks about the author's mother's battle with MS as well as Hall's transition into middle-age.

    8. Good essays about the changing perceptions of ourselves and our bodies as we begin to age. The women writing these essays did a great job. All are published authors/poets.

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