middle age

The Good House

By Ann Leary
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Rated by Heather B.
Sep 5, 2016

Hildy Good has two tricks to find out anything about anyone. First, as the top real estate agent in her area, she's able to figure out more than you'd think by looking at the condition of someone's house, including the state of their health, or the state of their marriage. And second, she claims to be a mind-reader. Oh sure, it's just a party trick that involves being very good at interpreting micro-expressions and body language, but with her skills and the fact that her ancestor was Sarah Good, who was among the first to be accused of witchcraft during the Salem Witch Trials, she's managed to

Point, Click, Love

By Molly Shapiro
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Rated by Helen H.
Feb 11, 2015

Chick lit grows up in this smart, insightful, and honest look at life as a middle-aged woman.  And it’s not the same middle age our mothers experienced.

Katie, newly divorced with two kids, finds that on-line dating is no less messy and confusing than marriage. Annie, who really didn’t know her Jewish boyfriend of six years would never marry her, is going to make her own dreams come true. Well, mostly. Maxine, perfect on the outside, not so much on the inside, seeks solace from her stale marriage in the most unlikely places. And Claudia, tired of her husband’s double life – the real one and

An Accidental Athlete: A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Middle Age

By John "The Penguin" Bingham
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Rated by Helen H.
Oct 17, 2011

Would my review seem unprofessional if I simply said, “I la-la-la-loooooved this book” and left it at that? John Bingham recounts his transformation from a child who played for the sheer joy of it to a small and un-athletic high school music geek, desperate to be one of the cool school athletes. He then recounts his next transformation, from an over-weight, beer-swilling, chain-smoker to an “adult onset athlete,” running simply for the joy of it. Most of us can relate to the crushing disappointments and humiliations inherent to competitive sports. While An Accidental Athlete focuses on