Tracey Jackson signs BETWEEN A ROCK AND A HARD PLACE: WHY FIFTY IS NOT THE NEW THIRTY

Thursday, April 28, 2011 - 6:00pm

This event will be held at Off Square Book.

Review from Dear Reader:

Not since Nora Ephron’s 1976 Crazy Salad (Dear Readers of a certain age will no doubt recall her insane essay “Dealing With the Er, Problem.” Or maybe you won’t.) can I remember a funnier, more out-front collection that rounds up and explores the universal changes that age and the new age are bringing us all. Jackson writes about motherhood, marriage, careers, bodies, medical procedures, sex, and how these things change not only in the course of our own lives but generationally, and supplies many wacky personal anecdotes; my favorite being her fantasy about Doing It with Jon Stewart, related in a discussion of masturbation after fifty. This is not one of those books that explain how to sunnily navigate menopause and other natural disasters and pretend that it’s all good; Jackson tells us what we all know anyway: getting old sucks, but we might as well laugh our saggy asses off about it. Good choice for book groups.  LH

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ISBN: 9780061669279
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Published: Harper - March 1st, 2011