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Just When You’re Comfortable in Your Own Skin, It Starts to Sag: Rewriting the Rules to Midlife

3.49  ·  Rating details ·  95 ratings  ·  19 reviews
Delivered in the voice of a close friend, this clever and witty guide from this bestselling duo takes women through the new and sometimes challenging phase of middle age. Whether married, single, widowed, divorced, with children or without, at some point women inevitably ask the question, "What's next?" Here, they will find a road map for how to embrace and thrive in this ...more
Paperback, 208 pages
Published April 10th 2018 by Chronicle Books
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Jul 31, 2018 rated it really liked it
Witty and hilarious, this is the guidebook to our "middle years" that I'm sure our predecessors wish they had. I would give this as a gift to my friends, for sure. I received this book in a LibraryThing Early Reviewer giveaway and I'm grateful I did!
Jun 06, 2018 rated it really liked it
I love being in my forties. My life and my body aren't perfect, but my forties have taught me that IT'S OKAY. I'm comfortable with who I am, what I am, and where I'm going. I'm comfortable in my own skin. That's why the book, Just When You're Comfortable in Your Own Skin, It Starts to Sag was one I knew I had to read.

I was fortunate to receive a free copy from the publisher, Chronicle Books. The authors, Amy Nobile and Trisha Ashworth, have written two previous books about other stages i
May 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: true-stories
Feb 17, 2020 rated it it was ok
This felt like a train wreck. It was a smattering of thoughts and quotes, and very little of it felt insightful. I think this was supposed to be a compilation of interviews they’d done with women... but it was presented fairly loosely, with almost no collective data, and with lots of the authors’ own narrative thrown in. It just felt like a a train wreck/dump of ideas, and the majority of them were whiny. The book also basically assumes that the reader is married with children, so the bulk of th ...more
Teresa Sumfleth
Mar 29, 2020 rated it really liked it
“Just When You’re Comfortable in Your Own Skin, It Starts To Sag” is a great conversation starter for questions that arise in Midlife. We all need to have this conversation!!! Midlife, for many, means loss; your own body changes, changes in or loss of your career, your kids leaving the house, you or your spouse leaving the house, aging parents, relatives and friends some of whom have died, even pets that have grown up with your kids are getting old, sick, and dying, (etc.). Many of these things ...more
Jun 23, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: humorous, non-fiction
I received a free copy of this book from Chronicle Books.

The writing style for this book is breezy and humorous.

This book seems to be addressed to a specific reading audience, which I would define as upper-middle-class, middle-aged working women -- usually traditionally married with children.

I appreciated the emphasis on maintenance of physical fitness as critical to growing older successfully. In particular, the attention given to brain health is valuable.

An index would have been very helpful,
Lisa Baggerman
Apr 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I don't identify with the traditional profile of a "middle-aged-woman," but can't deny that I'm facing midlife challenges I'm not entirely sure how to navigate. This book provides affirmation, inspiration, and motivation that although I don't always necessarily know where I'm going or how to get there, there's a community of like-minded women who feel the same way. I'm recommending this book to all my friends (and my book club!) because this is a conversation all women "of a certain age" should ...more
Ma Rebecca
Jan 27, 2020 rated it really liked it
Picked up randomly from library display shelf and it just caught my interest. Probably 5-10 years younger than the intended readers group and not particularly at the midlife, I still like this book as an easy read and lots of insightful advices to ponder upon. It’s never too early to be prepared, and it’s never too late to start doing something new or find your passion. It was an enjoyable read
Karen Briscoe
Feb 09, 2020 rated it it was amazing
As someone on the other side of mid-life, I enjoyed this book of insights and inspiration on navigating the other side! A road map for women to embrace and reinvent themselves to become their true essence. -- Karen Briscoe, author and podcast host 5 Minute Success
Susan Rankin
Apr 30, 2020 rated it liked it
I would call this book ‘Meh’ validating how midlife feels with not much practical advice. Didn’t go in depth on many things and. A lot of random quotes from other middle age women. One who called herself middle aged at 39!
Erin Barrientez
Sep 25, 2020 rated it it was ok
I think I found this book a little too late. I have already contemplated and figured out those things this book aims to assist you with. I do think it would be a great companion, light read for those at the crossroads wondering, what’ next? Just not for me.
Sep 15, 2018 rated it liked it
Lots of talk and I agreed and identified with most of it, however based on the title I thought it would be funnier. Also lacking in concrete steps for insights and action
Jackie Vega
Jul 10, 2018 rated it liked it
Does help one understand why she is going some specific issues during mid-life and helps process those issues.
Kimberly Hennigan
Mar 09, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Clever delivery on some hard to deal with issues . Loved this from start to finish. Recommended it to all my girlfriends !!
Angela B
Oct 15, 2020 rated it liked it
Shelves: book-club
Some nuggets of wisdom to be gained from this book, but not enough for me to recommend. Some parts just felt repetitive.
Barb Wiseberg
May 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing
A wonderful, authentic book - for all women 40+.

Loved it!!!!
Jun 21, 2018 rated it liked it
This one made me laugh quite a bit but also realize how much we have in common.
I won this book on a Goodreads Giveaway. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

I'm a young reader currently, but super open to reading all kinds of material, including the kind that may give me tips into what to expect as I'm getting older. This book seemed no different than what I was looking forward to, so I was hoping to get a few good ideas from it.

Of course there is a but coming...

Opening up the first few pages to the table of contents and you probably opened this book for the following reas
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