Hello you blokes,
(Which I use here as a non-gender specific greeting, as one of the things on my To Do List for 2020 is “make the word ‘blokes’ unisex”. It’s good to have a side-hustle.)
I hope you’re staying well in all this current Hassle. I’m squeaking with excitement to be able to tell you about my new book, More Than a Woman, which is coming out on 3rd September 2020.
Back when I finished writing How to Be a Woman a decade ago, I truly thought I had it all figured out. I thought I had vanquished the patriarchy in my mind, and nailed the general ‘hoo-ha’ of becoming a woman.
I firmly believed ‘the difficult bit’ was over, and my forties were going to be a doddle.
If only I’d known: when middle age arrives, a whole new bunch of tough questions need answering. Why isn’t there such a thing as a ‘Mum Bod’? How did sex get boring? What are men really thinking? Can feminists have Botox? Why has wine turned against me? How can you tell the difference between a Teenage Micro-Breakdown, and The Real Thing? Has feminism gone too far? Where did all that stuff in the kitchen drawers come from? And, as always, WHO’S LOOKING AFTER THE CHILDREN?
So now I’m a middle-aged woman who truly has seen it all, and has an extra grey streak in her hair to prove it, I’m back to talk about what happens next. With ageing parents, teenage daughters, a bigger bum and a To-Do list without end, I give you More Than A Woman: a guide to growing older, a manifesto for change, and a celebration of all those middle-aged women who keep the world turning. If nothing else, I truly feel I have investigated the phenomenon of Inexplicably Loud Male Sneezing to a forensic degree. WHY is it so loud? WHY? *starts crying* THEY HAVE EXACTLY THE SAME OLFACTORY SYTEM AS US. IT DOESN’T MAKE SENSE.
I truly hope you love it.
More Than a Woman is out on 3rd September 2020 in hardback, ebook and audiobook, and is available to pre-order now.