You Look Fine, Really
By Christie Mellor
(William Morrow, Hardcover, 9780061238253, 256pp.)
Publication Date: April 2010
Other Editions of This Title: Paperback
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The bestselling author of The Three-Martini Playdate delivers a witty, get real guide to embracing and enjoying the adventure of midlife, complete with grooming shortcuts, tips on being your own personal trainer, perfect party recipes, and advice on how to add a sense of play and celebration to every day
The world, apparently, thinks women need a makeover. If their teeth are less than white from the love of a strong cup of tea, they must be bleached to a blinding brightness. Waists should be whittled, nether regions made smooth and hairless or adorned with hearts or landing strips. Thighs must be sculpted, noses straightened, arms toned. Our homes must be spotless, well-designed showplaces, our dress size zero. Now that forty is the new thirty, theres no excuse to be anything less than stunning -- right?
Not quite, says Christie Mellor. Filled with real style and beauty tips, and more information about lipstick than a woman has a right to know, You Look Fine, Really helps any female over the big 4-0 become her truly fabulous self, without injecting toxins into her forehead. In short, kicky sections like "Foundation: Your Own Personal Vinyl Siding," "Your Midlife Fashion Crisis: Now What?" and "Survival Skills for the Mature Woman," Mellor inspires women to reclaim their personal style and uncover their inner fun goddess.
Christie Mellor is the bestselling author of The Three-Martini Playdate, The Three-Martini Family Vacation, and You Look Fine, Really. She lives with her husband and almost-always-pleasant children in Los Angeles.
“A chatty, fun and often useful guidebook of beauty tips, fashion advice and DIY projects for women of a certain age….Warm, spirited, and ultimately sincere.”
“Style, beauty and just-let-it-go tips for the 40-plus set, hilariously delivered by the author of The Three-Martini Playdate.”
“Funny, compassionate . . . [advocates] a little relaxation and rationality . . . somewhere between ‘sitting on the sofa all day and spending five hours a day at the gym.’”
-Los Angeles Times Book Review
“Although You Look Fine, Really is loaded with useful tidbits, what I love best is the way Mellor urges women…to be grateful for their lives. Her point: Appreciate what your…life holds instead of focusing on what you lack. That gratitude will free you to embrace midlife, wrinkles and all.”