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3.40  ·  Rating details ·  2,343 ratings  ·  337 reviews
A story of inspiration and transformation for the really desperate housewife—now a TV series from the creator of Sex and the City, starring Sutton Foster and Hilary Duff!

She’s old enough to be his mother.

Alice has always looked young for her age, even with her graying hair and her dowdy New Jersey housewife style. Make that ex-housewife: Now that her husband’s gone and he
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Paperback, 304 pages
Published July 5th 2005 by Gallery Books (first published 2005)
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Robin (Bridge Four)
Review of Book in comparison to the TV Series.

My husband and I watched the TV series Younger this year and loved it. It was a lot of fun to see how someone around our age would adapt to the 20 something scene. So when Younger was the daily deal on Audible I had to pick it up.

First - it is clear the TV show is based on this book but has definitely been expanded to include more characters and situations. The main character list only includes Alice, Josh, Maggie and Lindsay with a few appearances b
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Liza Miller
Jun 10, 2015 rated it really liked it
The biggest knock I kept hearing on Pamela Redmond Satran’s Younger is that no one would ever believe it if a 40-something woman pretended to be in her 20s. The feminist in me wants to scream, “Would you ask that question about a book about a MAN???” but I saved my vocal cords the strain because of course you wouldn’t. Nobody gives a shit how old a man is unless they’re casting his girlfriend in a movie. Ask Maggie Gyllenhaal. Hell, I’ve even seen discrimination about the age of the book - “It’s ...more
Cyndi
Mar 01, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Often I watch a tv show or movie and read the book if it is based on one. Of course usually the book is much better than the show or movie. But not this time. I really like the show but this book fell short for me. 🤷🏼♀ ...more
KathyAnne
Mar 20, 2015 rated it really liked it
3.5 rating...
This is one of those books that I dove into without really knowing what to expect and also with a bit of hesitation because I am not easy to please when it comes to Romantic Comedy. But, I am a huge fan of books that tug on my emotions and this book did successfully do that. There were several scenes where I was definitely reaching for the Kleenex because it kind of hit the nail on the head for how I've been feeling now that I'm in my forties. It was also kind of eerie for me becau
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Mine
Jun 20, 2017 rated it it was ok
Tv show is much better than book.
Katrina Marie
Mar 24, 2015 rated it really liked it
Review: Younger Younger is about a woman who is in her forties and wants to be younger.  I’m 30, but this book definitely hit home for me.
Alice wants to be able to get back into the publishing workforce.  She kept trying and they shot her down.  After her makeover she actually starts getting some attention from employers and guys.  I think the Satran did an amazing job of showing how age effects how others see you.  You are judged on your ability to do things and it works both ways.  Those that
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Hristina
Sep 10, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was a fun read that served well as a destruction during these last two earthquak-y days. I really can't say more about it at the moment, maybe after the earth calms down.
Kim Friant
The only reason I'm giving it 3 stars is because it held my attention! The whole time I kept thinking that is was nothing but a knock off of devil wears Prada. The drama and immaturity of most of the characters was just annoying, especially Diana the daughter!!!! If I had a 23 year old who acted like that and spoke to me in that way, she's be on her butt out on the street in a second!!! Definitely not a book I would recommend to anyone!!! It's nothing but a look at the midlife crisis of an immat ...more
Alexis
Feb 08, 2018 rated it liked it
Okay, I like the TV show 10x better. There are so many differences in the two...mostly the absence of Charles.
Victoria Colotta
Mar 31, 2015 rated it really liked it
There is nothing more that I love to do than to read a book before I see it in the movies or on TV. For some reason, it the one rule in my life that I actually never break. Let’s face it. It is sort of the age old debate, but instead of the chicken or the egg, we are asking which is better the book or the movie/show. So with this in mind, I started Younger by Pamela Redmond Satran.

The premise of the book is simple, 44 year-old Alice has had a difficult year and chooses New Year’s Eve to make a w
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Jen
Apr 17, 2011 rated it really liked it
I read this book in one day- needless to say, I enjoyed it.

It was the perfect light read, but it did tackle some deeper issues about women and age.
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4.5 Stars / 1 Steam Fan

A little bit of a slow start but then it becomes very relatable because Alice is an over 40 year old main character. I could see myself experiencing similar events or the possibility of similar events actually happening. There were some moments that I just wanted to scream at some of the things that happened but I still enjoyed it. Now I want to watch the TV adaptation.

This specific video review will be included in the July 2019 wrap-up.

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Satomi
Mar 24, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: fiction
3.5 Stars

It was enjoyable and I understand Alice’s feeling towards her appearance. Now I would like to watch the show.

It was fun and you can read it within a day.
Carin
Yes, I read this book because of the TV show based on it. It's changed a bit (not to mention it's ten years old) but it was still thoroughly enjoyable.

Alice's husband left last year. Then her daughter announced she was leaving college to go to Africa with the Peace Corps. Alice, a 44-year-old housewife in New Jersey is bereft, alone, and hasn't had a job since she was 22 and had had to quit when her pregnancy developed complications. On New Years Eve she visits her best friend, Maggie, in Manhat
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Amanda
Aug 16, 2013 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I was expecting a fun, light, and fast read and that's what I got. I enjoyed the premise. An newly divorced, 44-year-old housewife passed herself off as a single woman in her early twenties to find work, adventure, and romance, among other things.

My main issue with this book was how incredibly fluffy it was. The characters were fairly shallow and not that well developed. The author tried to tackle some broader women's issues (subjects like marriage, work, children, "can women have it all?") but
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Peggy
Feb 20, 2010 rated it liked it
I am married to a younger man, so this was one book I wanted to read. Parts of it will keep you rolling on the floor. Overall I enjoyed the book but I wouldn't read it a second time.
Brynn
Jun 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Love the TV series. Love the book.
Easy read.
Chriselle Correia
Apr 08, 2019 rated it really liked it
Do yourself a favour and don't compare the book to the show. I love the show and all the detail and layers it explores but I also enjoyed Alice's story through her second innings. Enjoy it for what it is!
Traci
Jul 26, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: girly
I'm going to give this book a 3.5 rating. It was a cute, quick read. While I am watching the tv show (it is what prompted me to check this book out), I did remind myself to keep the two separate. I went into the book with an open mind and not expecting exactly what I have been watching since season one of the show. That being said I did enjoy the book. I did like the book Josh better than I do the show Josh. I'd say if you're looking for a quick beach read to give it a whirl.
Kaylie (shihtzus.and.book.reviews)
I’ve officially come to a conclusion after reading/watching this and The Vampire Diaries on TV...I need to read first, binge watch later. This is mostly because (and don’t kill me for this, fellow bookworms!) the TV shows have definitely been more addictive than the book.
For this story in particular, I found several of the characters unsavory or less swoon-worthy than the show (I’m sorry, but Nico’s Josh will always trump Josh in the book in my eyes 😍), which made it much more difficult for me t
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Pamela Pickering
Jun 01, 2011 rated it it was ok
What I liked about this book: Josh, frankly I would have liked to have read more about their love story. Second, the book fit the bill of what I needed at the time--some light, easy to read story. Now, for what I didn't like. I find it hard to believe that a 44 y.o. can be so ostracized and unable to find a job in the working world. Okay, I agree it can be hard to find one without much work experience but mainly the book focused on Alice's age as a roadblock. Forty-four is now like being 34. Per ...more
Lexie
Feb 23, 2018 rated it liked it
I love the show that is based on this book. I struggled to read the book after watching the show though. Character names were changed and I'm too type A for that to not bug the crap out of me so the book was hard for me to get into.
Alexa
Jun 19, 2015 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Meh? Meh. Pretty good right up until the end. Did a different author take over? We went into crazy town pretty quickly.
Lisa
Jun 18, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is the basis for the show Younger on TV Land which I totally like. But unlike most books being better than their movie counterpart, this provided an the framework for what is a cute, entertaining show. I actually don't mind all the tweaks even renaming the main character from Alice to Liza. I do think book Josh is more mature and and fleshed out and in the show he's kinda annoying and I don't really buy their longevity as a couple. I also could buy Alice as almost 30 but in the show she's 2 ...more
Trin
Aug 31, 2017 rated it it was ok
I love the silly show that's based on this book, but sadly, the source material is like a thin, watered-down version of it. It's never particularly fair to judge something -- this book -- as poor just because it isn't the thing you want it to be -- the show -- but actually, I think my fondness for the TV version is the only thing that made me see anything positive in what is otherwise a deeply mediocre piece of contemporary fiction.
Maigs
Jan 06, 2018 rated it liked it
I purchased Younger because I adore the TV Land series of the same name.

I found it to be a fun read, though it didn’t end the way I expected it to. Alice was an entertaining protagonist and I enjoyed seeing what we as millennials are like through the eyes of a 40 year old trying to masquerade as one.

The TV series is a touch spicier so keep that in mind if that is the catalyst behind your interest in reading the book.
Kayti
Jun 06, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: audio-book
2.5 stars, but felt like I needed to round up. The book was fine, but the dialogue was sometimes unbearable. Also, the random sex scene in the middle was just really awkward. Love the show, so I wanted to check out the source material. If you love the show, just stick with that. It's much better.
Katelyn Reeves
Dec 06, 2017 rated it liked it
i watched the show before reading the book and its one of few times ive enjoyed the movie/show over the book.
Liz Pittman
Aug 02, 2018 rated it liked it
It's rare that I like a show or movie more than the book but in this case it is true.
Caiti
Mar 02, 2017 added it
not as good as the tv show
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Pamela Redmond Satran is the author of 20 books, both fiction and non-fiction. Her most recent novel, The Possibility of You, is written as Pamela Redmond and published by Simon & Schuster's Gallery Books. A New York Times bestselling humor writer, she has a new humor book, Rabid: Are You Crazy About Your Dog or Just Crazy?, due out from Bloomsbury in September 2012. She is the creator with Li ...more
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