"Obviously in a book this size I wouldn't be able to share with you ALL of my grumps," she says. "But I've decided to write down some of the secret thoughts that beset a woman of a certain age, some of the wicked things that occur to a woman who takes a lot of things to the dry cleaners, has to have her roots done every four weeks and finds it hard to wear high heels.
"And guess what: they still fancy people, still have silly little crushes on people at work, still - shock horror - have sex. You will discover that women of a certain age are just as provocative and turned on as women in their 20s. Probably more so. So get over it. Middle-aged women are sexy, funny, and infinitely lovable. They are also taking over the world."