Seeks to capture the magic of the fortysomething years. Does it succeed? Yes, at several levels ... [the writers] vary in age from 38 to 50-plus and range widely across the landscape, grazing on choice morsels and nuggets of thought.
Charming, relatable, and wise essays ... Taken as a group, these personal narratives argue that aging is a process of shedding the inconsequential and acquiring a laser focus on the truly essential. Without a hint of preachiness, this is a practical guide to navigating life for anyone who has passed the milestone of 40.
Although the editor underscores the 'divergent voices' in the collection, the majority of the contributors are white, middle-class, successful writers ... Candid, often charming revelations from a host of articulate women.