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From the best-selling authors of How to Be Parisian, what smart, savvy, fabulous French women think, feel, and advise as they hit 40 on life, love, and everything else

Older, but Better, but Older has the playful wit, self-deprecation, and worldly advice we have come to expect from these best-selling authors, but now that advice is focused on the French woman's mindset as she hurtles towards 40. 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 30-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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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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