Older, but Better, but Older by Caroline de Maigret and Sophie Mas, review by Hannah Reidell

From the authors of How to be Parisian comes a new book shedding light on life as you get older. Because you're better. But you're also older. Oh, the joys and delights of aging.

This book is described as ‘advice focused on the French woman's mindset as she hurtles toward forty.” I may not be French, but forty is growing ever closer, so I feel this book is, in part, talking to me.

And there is a lot in this book that I do read and nod along to. In particular, the pages that talk about being in your twenties. Like the authors, I, too, didn't find them to be the best years of my life. There is a lot of positive insight and reflection contained within this little book that will leave you smiling and feeling pleasantly content.

Being a book by a model, there are, of course, the French style and beauty secrets that we all need to help us stay stylish. But there is also an appreciation for one's wrinkles and a delightful ode to an often unloved part of our anatomy.

If you find yourself fearing of growing up and growing older, here is a book written by women from the country where women seem to grow old with a grace and dignity that many long to achieve. This book will help you realize the many advantages and benefits that come with a few more years under your belt.

And if you need any more convincing, read the pages about pottery ;)


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ISBN: 9780385544863
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Published: Doubleday - December 31st, 2019