Summer's here! It's Memorial Day! Actually summer hit here in So. Cal a while ago, its been feeling mighty summery for a few weeks. (i.e. HOT!) It's also, coincidentally, my birthday. And since I'm one of those weird folks who really don't mind getting older, because it sure beats the alternative! And because I'm past the big 50 and pushing the big 55, almost..does 52 count as "pushing 55"? I thought it was fitting that today's book be Fifty is Not a Four-Letter Word by Linda Kelsey. You can read my review of this book HERE. I found I really had nothing in common with the main character, she is NOT happy about being 50. And me, I wouldn't be 20 or 30 or even 40 again for anything in the world! Regardless of all that, its a really good book. Sort of chick-lit for grownups!
Hope Lyndhurst-Steele has it all—a wonderful, loving husband; a great son; a job she loves as a magazine editor; and a lovely house in London. After her much-dreaded fiftieth birthday, everything she has come to rely on disappears. She is dismissed from her job and replaced with a younger, smarmier editor; her 18-year-old son starts dating the single mother down the street; and her husband leaves her. No wonder Hope is in a funk. And there is worse news on the horizon. Her mother announces at dinner that she is dying. How we cope with adversity offers great insight into people. Hope’s method is sleep, food, and huge doses of self-pity until she starts to wake up and realize that her life is not over, and that just maybe being 50 is the right place for her to be. Kelsey, a magazine editor herself, creates a witty foray into one woman’s psyche as she accepts her age and proves that there is, indeed, life and adventure after the 50-year milestone.
Each day's giveaway will run for one week, but I'll only send books out once a week, I don't think I have the patience required to hit the post office on a daily basis!
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This giveaway ends on June 1st, when I'll draw the lucky winner.
Since I'm sending this one out myself, its open to anyone who wants to enter! And don't forget to scroll down and check out the other giveaways! Or you can find a list of all of them by clicking HERE!