More than 40 million middle-aged women are tumbling over the hill laughing all the way because the kids are grown, their menstrual periods stopped, and they survived at least four decades of arbitrary rules dictated by a crabby universe. They went to work with varying degrees of success and they brought home the bacon but threw it in the freezer and ordered pizza. Now they're ready to celebrate the freedom of pending retirement because they know it's more fun to laugh hysterically than to stab someone with a fork and deal with the messy court case and inconvenient jail time. With her irreverent kiss-my-attitude, Elaine Ambrose shares her life experiences through a series of amusing anecdotes created to show women over age 50 that life is worth living out loud.
Listeners will learn how to remain relevant when the world ignores them, why their children are cute but should grow up and move out, how to cope when their aging parents forget their names, and why it's never too late to get serious about a passionate love life. She even throws in a few hints for fabulous fashion and decorating ideas for lazy people. This creative collection of humorous, gluten-free, and non-fattening stories will encourage midlife friends to grab an adult beverage and order two laughs for the price of one as the appropriate reward for surviving careers, kids, and chaos. It's time for Midlife Happy Hour!
What members say
Middle-aged Women will Enjoy this Book!
If you could sum up Midlife Happy Hour in three words, what would they be?
Relevant, Enlightening, Humorous
What did you like best about this story?
The author captures the frustrations and funny anecdotes about finding jobs and raising children during a time when we were told we could "have it all." The author discovers that is a lie - but her positive attitude carries her through with the help of her Midlife Happy Hour Club.
What does Elaine Ambrose bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?
The author's true voice includes poignant stories about dealing with her invalid mother and even includes humor to describe planning a funeral. She adds tips about public speaking and writing blogs.
Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?
The author dealt with embarrassing situations on her various jobs - and described the pain of losing a job and how she had the last word. Many women can relate to that.
Any additional comments?
The author has a pleasant voice - she sounds like a friend.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
- M. Murphy
Witty and entertaining story
The book itself was witty and quite well written. The narrator was so boring in her delivery that I stopped the audible and just read the book myself. I hate to say anything negative about anyone but really ... the narrator shouldn't quit her day job. Sorry.