Gravity Sucks was a lot of laughs

One of my recent library books was called Gravity Sucks by Maggie Alderson

gravity sucksThis was a hilarious book.  There were so many aspects that I could relate to.  What are the rules for older women and who makes them?

Maggie Alderson takes a look at aspects of life in relation to older women.  Being in my sixties I guess I could classify myself as an older woman. 🙂

“If you don’t bother with make-up, bosom upholstery and foot facials are you just letting yourself go, or just letting go?” Maggie asks this question along with many others.

With her trademark wit and insight, much-loved novelist and journalist Maggie Alderson takes an honest look at ageing and asks the hard questions, such as who invented the ‘natural-look’ nipple concealer, and why? She tackles issues of gravity – the knees like fallen souffles, the ruched mummy tummy – and offers sage advice on what to do if you find yourself in a yoga class with a supermodel. She bemoans the passing of youth, but revels in the opportunities that age offers to be clearer, smarter, wiser and bossier (in the best possible way). If you’ve had it up to here with being told it’s all downhill after forty, this is the book for you.

The chapters in this book are actually the columns that Maggie wrote for the Weekend Magazine.  It is a great book to dip into at any point.  A good book for on the beach or for late at night in bed when you know you will only last a couple of pages before falling off to sleep.  A light-hearted collection of writing which had me laughing out loud in several places.

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