Older but Better, but Older
With playful wit, worldly advice and savvy observation, the bestselling authors of How to Be Parisian tackle the Parisian art of growing up.Caroline de Maigret and Sophie Mas are back to amuse you, saying what you don’t expect to hear, just the way you want to hear it. But this time they reveal how they are modifying their favourite bad girl habits and mischievous mindsets now they are more ‘madame’ than 'mademoiselle’.These iconoclastic, bohemian Parisiennes advise on love, seduction, fashion and dating as well as family, work, living alone and accepting imperfections.Both poignant and laugh-out-loud funny, this gorgeous, tongue-in-cheek guide astutely illuminates what it means to be a fully-fledged woman.

Older but Better, but Older Details

TitleOlder but Better, but Older
Author
LanguageEnglish
ReleaseJan 2nd, 2020
PublisherEbury Press
ISBN-139781529104486
Rating
GenreNonfiction, Self Help

Older but Better, but Older Review

  • Brei
    January 1, 1970
    I was so excited to see the author's of How to Be Parisian were coming out with a new book this year. How to Be Parisian is one of my favorite gift books to give. I love gifting it to friends for their birthday. Especially the friends that love Paris as much as I do. Older, But Better, But Older was just as good as How to Be A Parisian. I can't wait to start gifting this book to friends!Older, But Better, But Older is their take on being 40 or older now. I can completely relate to all the things I was so excited to see the author's of How to Be Parisian were coming out with a new book this year. How to Be Parisian is one of my favorite gift books to give. I love gifting it to friends for their birthday. Especially the friends that love Paris as much as I do.  Older, But Better, But Older was just as good as How to Be A Parisian. I can't wait to start gifting this book to friends!Older, But Better, But Older is their take on being 40 or older now. I can completely relate to all the things in this book. I found myself laughing and shaking my head in agreement on almost every story.Since turning 40 I have found it hard to find books that I related to. But this one really struck a chord with me. I related to this one just like I related to How To Be a Parisian. Not only did I relate to the words but I loved the photos and art work in this book. Very well thought out and beautiful.Pick this up if you are approaching 40 or have already passed "over the hill" (just jokes). I think this is a fun at any age book. I feel like most women can relate to how the authors feel. Pick this up if you are reflecting on yourself and where you would like to be in the new year. Thank you Doubleday, Caroline de Maigret and Sophie Mas for this gifted copy. It is going on my coffee table with How To Be A Parisian. All opinions are my own. 
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  • Lou
    January 1, 1970
    Older but Better, but Older is a heartwarming, funny feminist self-help guide from the two lifestyle consultants and author's of the 2014 bestseller How To Be Parisian, Caroline de Maigret and Sophie Mas, and having taken them to my heart as surrogate older sisters from their striking and refreshingly original debut I was just a little bit eager for us to be reacquainted after the initial Rendez-Vous. With their signature wit and warmth, they each discuss what they call The Parisian Art of Older but Better, but Older is a heartwarming, funny feminist self-help guide from the two lifestyle consultants and author's of the 2014 bestseller How To Be Parisian, Caroline de Maigret and Sophie Mas, and having taken them to my heart as surrogate older sisters from their striking and refreshingly original debut I was just a little bit eager for us to be reacquainted after the initial Rendez-Vous. With their signature wit and warmth, they each discuss what they call The Parisian Art of Growing Up. Sassy, subtle and oh so very relatable, it offers everything and more that any girl could ever need from a guide to ageing (dis)gracefully. As always a wealth of the most important topics to modern women are broached including love, relationships, intimacy, family, culture, work, going it alone, motherhood, ageing, dating, fashion, diversity, individuality and accepting your beautiful imperfections.No sugar-coating and airs or graces, de Maigret and Mas get right to the heart of the matter and offer some profoundly perceptive observations about getting another year (or decade) older and much like many of the best things in life it's a simple idea but one that works masterfully just as its predecessors did offering timeless advice to reams of women who may be feeling as though they have lost their way. But these two women can safely see you back to shore should you feel you are drifting. In its concise 272 pages, we are treated to a no holds barred, down-to-earth and real/authentic no-nonsense approach to the ageing process. They show that it is perfectly acceptable and quite frankly normal to redefine and refine one's behaviour to suit as you progress in terms of age.Highly recommended to those looking to treat themselves to a self-help guide to getting older with sound advice and a humorous and strong, fierce feminist overtone. It doesn't take itself too seriously either. Many thanks to Ebury Press for an ARC.
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  • John Wimmer
    January 1, 1970
    We recieved this book from a Goodreads giveaway, and it was very good. As we get older, our minds and bodies change into a more complex state of being. We are all human creatures, and this author does a good job to relate this changing time in life, according to her own humorous outlook. The book is both fun and interesting, because some of the funny moments relate to us all. This book is a great read that explains and questions, the drama of aging, combined with a wit and wisdom theme. Well We recieved this book from a Goodreads giveaway, and it was very good. As we get older, our minds and bodies change into a more complex state of being. We are all human creatures, and this author does a good job to relate this changing time in life, according to her own humorous outlook. The book is both fun and interesting, because some of the funny moments relate to us all. This book is a great read that explains and questions, the drama of aging, combined with a wit and wisdom theme. Well recommended for all ages!
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  • Linda Hutchinson
    January 1, 1970
    First book of the year. This book had some funny parts but it is weak on actual content and might bore ladies under 40 as that’s not the demographic for this book. For instance, “Age is particular, and disconcerting. The age we feel is in our soul and in our heart, not just a number that ticks upward at every birthday like the odometer of a car.” — Older, but Better, but Older: From the Authors of How to Be Parisian Wherever You Are by Caroline De Maigret, Sophie Mas. A solid 3 and a good book First book of the year. This book had some funny parts but it is weak on actual content and might bore ladies under 40 as that’s not the demographic for this book. For instance, “Age is particular, and disconcerting. The age we feel is in our soul and in our heart, not just a number that ticks upward at every birthday like the odometer of a car.” — Older, but Better, but Older: From the Authors of How to Be Parisian Wherever You Are by Caroline De Maigret, Sophie Mas. A solid 3 ⭐️⭐️⭐️ and a good book to start the year for this “ mature” reader. I jest. #reading #books #bookstagram #book #read #bookworm #booklover #bookish #bibliophile #reader #bookaddict #booknerd #bookshelf #novel #booksofinstagram #booklovers #ilovebooks #fiction #lovebooks #bookish #book #bibliophile #lindaleereads2020 #nonfiction #age #paris #mmdbookclub #idratherbereading #readinglife
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  • Evelyn Swift (Featherbrained Books)
    January 1, 1970
    I love Caroline de Maigret!
  • Carol Custer
    January 1, 1970
    This is a fast read (I read it in one sitting) with interesting essays, pictures, and little 'tidbits of wisdom'. I found myself nodding in recognition at many of the statements, chuckling at others.
  • Boz
    January 1, 1970
    I read this book before my birthday and it made me extremely introspective. Caroline de Maigret and Sophie Mas find a playful, yet heartfelt way to make all the trials and tribulations of aging a little less daunting. I think women of all ages can relate to or has thought about the topics discussed in this book like moving on after a breakup, finding your first wrinkle, and when to have children to name a few. This mixed media book filled with essay, Pinterest worthy photographs and quotes was a I read this book before my birthday and it made me extremely introspective. Caroline de Maigret and Sophie Mas find a playful, yet heartfelt way to make all the trials and tribulations of aging a little less daunting. I think women of all ages can relate to or has thought about the topics discussed in this book like moving on after a breakup, finding your first wrinkle, and when to have children to name a few. This mixed media book filled with essay, Pinterest worthy photographs and quotes was a quick and pleasant read.
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  • Angela Groom
    January 1, 1970
    Older, but better is a follow on from the book “How to be Parisian” and is a laugh out loud bible on being 40, approaching 40 or upwards. I could relate to a lot of the antidotes in this book. Relating to the words I wasn’t sure of the photos used? Caroline De Margret and Sophie Mas are back to humour us as they address, beauty, love, seduction, lifestyle, family, work, and living alone. This book captures everyday life and tells you things that most avoid. When you wake up feeling great, and Older, but better is a follow on from the book “How to be Parisian” and is a laugh out loud bible on being 40, approaching 40 or upwards. I could relate to a lot of the antidotes in this book. Relating to the words I wasn’t sure of the photos used? Caroline De Margret and Sophie Mas are back to humour us as they address, beauty, love, seduction, lifestyle, family, work, and living alone. This book captures everyday life and tells you things that most avoid. When you wake up feeling great, and everyone tells you how tired you look; you know your an adult of 40 something when your excited to go home and when a guy arrives at a party and does not even glance your way. Thank you Doubleday for the ARC - I feel that this would make the perfect gift for your forty something friends.
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  • Iris
    January 1, 1970
    A peculiar collection of aphorisms for people who share the specific perspective of the authors: melancholy 40-ish celebrities obsessed with extramarital affairs, wrinkles, their own derrières, dating and stepmotherdom, cultivating mystique, competing with younger women and reflecting on their younger selves. At the end, for no reason, is a list of their favorite old restaurants and cafés in Paris— albeit a very good and judiciously edited list. This is a quick distracted read and a companion to A peculiar collection of aphorisms for people who share the specific perspective of the authors: melancholy 40-ish celebrities obsessed with extramarital affairs, wrinkles, their own derrières, dating and stepmotherdom, cultivating mystique, competing with younger women and reflecting on their younger selves. At the end, for no reason, is a list of their favorite old restaurants and cafés in Paris— albeit a very good and judiciously edited list. This is a quick distracted read and a companion to the authors’ previous, kookier “How to Be Parisian Wherever You Are.”
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  • Adriana
    January 1, 1970
    Enjoyed this just as much as their last one, maybe even a smidgeon more - loads of vulnerability to be found in these short essays, which are in every way more personal than in “How to be Parisian” (which is more tongue-in-cheek fun”). I found it to be an easily readable set of by-women, for-women essays that remind us that none of us are alone or unique in our contemplation of how to grow better over the years.
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  • Sukyong Suh
    January 1, 1970
    Mostly harmless. The book itself is almost free of both actual writing as well as content so it was more an exercise in fascination that these women have the confidence and entitlement to put this out into the world and call it a book. If you want something easy and light to read presented with a very appealing visual design, this hits the spot.
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  • Theresa Begley
    January 1, 1970
    The TiTle just says it All The TiTle just says it All☺️👍
  • Kathleen
    January 1, 1970
    Lovely concept but not much substance. Wise women everywhere already this and more.
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