From writer and veteran columnist Jennifer Grant comes an unflinching and spirited look at the transitions of midlife. When Did Everybody Else Get So Old? plumbs the physical, spiritual, and emotional changes unique to the middle years: from the emptying nest to the sagging effects of aging. Grant acknowledges the complexities and loss inherent in midlife and tells stories of sustaining disappointment, taking hard blows to the ego, undergoing a crisis of faith, and grieving the deaths not only of illusions but of loved ones. Yet she illuminates the confidence and grace that this season of life can also bring. Magnetic, good-humored, and full of hope in the sustaining power of the Spirit, this is a must-read for anyone facing the flux and flow of middle age.
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About the Author
Jennifer Grant is a writer, editor, and speaker. A former health and family columnist for the Chicago Tribune, she is the author of four previous books, including the adoption memoir Love You More. She lives in the Chicago area with her husband, four children, and two rescue dogs. Find her online at jennifergrant.com or on Twitter @jennifercgrant.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Jennifer Grant did it again. She made me cry and laugh at the same time. Her writing style (somewhere between Anne Lamott and Elizabeth Lesser but somehow completely her own) is touching and effective, and made me sad to finish the book. Write more Jennifer Grant! Transitioning from parenting to empty nest is an emotionally volatile phase—it is nice to know I am not the only one to have such complex, wildly volatile, and paradoxical views on this stage of life. Buy it. Read it. Give it as a gift. Every middle aged woman in America needs this.
A beautifully woven tale of growth, loss, fear, release, and love. I took it on a walk with me as I neared the last chapters. I read it on foot, so sad was I to end this walk with a friend.