“Brilliant! Intelligent, witty, refreshingly authentic and laugh-out-loud funny!”
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A Diary From the Frontline of Ordinary Life
“On my fiftieth birthday in July 2019 I began writing a diary to explore how it feels to be a middle-aged, menopausal woman in today’s modern society. The passing of youth and the obvious acceleration of ageing brings about an inevitable mini metaphysical crisis that I need to navigate carefully, and must eventually accept. At the same time, I’m a single mother to ten-year-old twins trying to find a long term partner with whom I can be romantic, spontaneous, and outrageous, but who also has more than one brain cell and isn’t a bald, fat, Bazzer, Chazzer, or Dazzer. Online dating is a psychological minefield but unless I don the PPE and chance my luck amongst the unexploded weapons I’m not even in the game. How else can a fifty-year-old meet someone who isn’t married, damaged, or a sexual pervert? Not, it turns out, via online dating after all.”
And then in the new year of 2020 along comes a GLOBAL PANDEMIC.
An accidental work of witness to the start of the coronavirus pandemic and a vivid chronicle of an English woman’s middle-age.“Funny, poignant, engrossing”