The Invisible Woman

Helen Walmsley-Johnson
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Sixty is the new forty, we're constantly told. Or is it that seventy is the new fifty? Yet fashionable clothes shops cater for little but elfin twenty-year-olds; magazines carry little but articles about appearing younger. Heaven forbid you try to apply for a job...Older women are permitted to be either part of the slippers and cardigans brigade, or to cling desperately to their youth and insist on being 'young at heart'. Can't there be a third way? A way to age with grace, security, beauty and adventure, and a way to keep your identity against a growing tide of voices telling you how you'd be happier if only you looked ten years younger. Covering topics from family, finances and work to cosmetics, fashion and sex, The Invisible Woman - which is also Helen's Guardian column nom de plume - is a new sort of book about ageing; one that teaches us not how to avoid it, but how to enjoy it, grow with it, and thrive.
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`Stylish and wittily written ... a brilliant read that should encourage us all to challenge the cult of youth, and learn to love ourselves a little more along the way.' My Weekly There's nothing middle-of-the-road about middle age. From coping with bodies that are `heading south' to rampant ageism in the workplace, this time in our lives, in the words of Bette Davis, `is no place for sissies'. From family, finances and work to cosmetics, fashion and sex, 60-year-old Helen Walmsley-Johnson - the irrepressible voice behind the much-loved Guardian column `The Vintage Years' - shows, with warmth and a wicked sense of humour, how we can reinvent middle age for the next generation of women.
 

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ISBN 9781848318441
Publisher ICON BOOKS
Format Paperback
Publication date 4 Jun 2015

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