From the bestselling authors of How to be Parisian, what smart, savvy, fabulous French women think, feel and advise as they hit forty on life, love, and everything else
Older, but Better, but Older has the playful wit, self deprecation and worldly advice we have come to expect from these bestselling authors, but now that advice is focused on the French woman's mindset as she hurtles towards forty. Caroline de Maigret and Sophie Mas are back to amuse you with how they find they are modifying their favorite bad-girl behavior as they address beauty, love, seduction as well as lifestyle, family, work, and living alone.
They are still bohemian iconoclasts saying what you don't expect to hear. They will tell you things aren't what they used to be--when a thirty-year-old guy arrives at a party and does not even glance at you; when you wake up feeling great and everyone tells you how tired you look; you know you're an adult when you're excited just to go home.
Neuroses vs. confidence, resistance vs. acceptance, passion vs. serenity, de Maigret and Mas through spirited short stories capture the different stages of ageing--as nostalgic but modern Parisian women. From the privately absurd to the strangely universal, this book captures moments of everyday life that will make the reader nod, cringe, and laugh out loud.
About the Author
CAROLINE DE MAIGRET is an international model; she has been an ambassador and spokesperson for Chanel since 2013; a music producer at Bonus Tracks Records and fashion video producer for CDM Production. She is an activist for women's and children's rights supporting NGOs such as UN Women and Care International. She lives in Paris with her twelve-year-old son.
SOPHIE MAS is a film producer working between Paris and the United States. Her filmography includes Call Me By Your Name by Luca Guadagnino and the upcoming features of James Gray and Oliver Assayas.
“Older, But Better, But Older is a book to read late at night in one go and then buy for your girlfriends. Peppered with inspirational quotes and comedic anecdotes, it is soulful truth-telling with a wink and a prayer.” – Laura Bailey, Vogue UK
“Neuroses, bon mots, no matter how you come at it, Older is its own Pandora’s Box, a treatise on freedom, self-knowledge, and (variously): learning to be your own best ally, doing good for yourself and others” – Tina Issac-Goize, Vogue
“A witty take on growing older in Older but Better, but Older, in what is a Parisian approach to adulthood.” – Ella Alexander, Harper’s Bazaar