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Older, but Better, but Older

By: Caroline De Maigret, Sophie Mas
Narrated by: Carrington MacDuffie
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Publisher's summary

From the bestselling authors of How to be Parisian—”a book to read late at night in one go and then buy for your girlfriends” (Vogue UK) about what smart, savvy, fabulous women think, feel, and advise about growing older.

Older, but Better, but Older has the playful wit, self deprecation and worldly advice we have come to expect from these bestselling authors, but now that advice is focused on the French woman's mindset as she hurtles towards forty. Caroline de Maigret and Sophie Mas are back to amuse you with how they find they are modifying their favorite bad-girl behavior as they address beauty, love, seduction as well as lifestyle, family, work, and living alone.

They are still bohemian iconoclasts saying what you don't expect to hear. They will tell you things aren't what they used to be--when a thirty-year-old guy arrives at a party and does not even glance at you; when you wake up feeling great and everyone tells you how tired you look; you know you're an adult when you're excited just to go home.

Neuroses vs. confidence, resistance vs. acceptance, passion vs. serenity, de Maigret and Mas through spirited short stories capture the different stages of ageing--as nostalgic but modern Parisian women. From the privately absurd to the strangely universal, this book captures moments of everyday life that will make the listener nod, cringe, and laugh out loud.

©2019 Caroline De Maigret and Sophie Mas (P)2019 Random House Audio

Critic reviews

“Older, But Better, But Older is a book to read late at night in one go and then buy for your girlfriends. Peppered with inspirational quotes and comedic anecdotes, it is soulful truth-telling with a wink and a prayer.” – Laura Bailey, Vogue UK

“Neuroses, bon mots, no matter how you come at it, Older is its own Pandora’s Box, a treatise on freedom, self-knowledge, and (variously): learning to be your own best ally, doing good for yourself and others” – Tina Issac-Goize, Vogue

“A witty take on growing older in Older but Better, but Older, in what is a Parisian approach to adulthood.” – Ella Alexander, Harper’s Bazaar

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not for audible

it is sort of a blog made into a book. nice perhaps to scan as a book but not for audible.

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such a lame book

don’t waste your time or money on this book! It is nothing like their previous book.

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VERY short, quite depressing

Do not recommend! A task that is not fun — trying to be cool when you are older is bad enough — listening to someone e do it is torture!

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Comedic

This was both funny and insightful. I could relate to a big part of it. Made me laugh out loud.

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Choppy

Written for the shortest attention span ever? I didn't realize this whole thing is just little quips of this and that. While I can relate to the subject matter, I can't keep listening. There's no cohesiveness. This seems like the type of book that should be in the bathroom where you can read for 2 minutes at a time and move on.

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Tedious and cliché

This book has no new good advice and is not funny. It feels like it was written/dictated in two days. Moreover, the author irritatingly refers to herself as “She” or “You,” and there is no discernible logic to the sequence of topics. A total waste of time and money.

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