In Your Prime

October 23, 2014

This article was written for Annabel & Grace, which is now part of Rest Less.

In Your PrimeI was lucky enough to be given an advance copy of India Knight’s latest book – In Your Prime. I say lucky because I haven’t laughed so much in ages. Not at what she says, but how she guides you through what will turn out to be the last third of your life. In Your Prime – Older, Wiser, Happier – is the most marvellous manual for any woman who is approaching or encountering that ghastly phrase “middle age”.

In Your PrimeIn Your Prime is literally jam packed with real-time recommendations of specific products that can be bought once you have forced yourself to put this witty book down. She not only suggests what to do and how to do it, what to buy and where to buy it, she also tells you what pitfalls await – like her friend who decided to go for a special offer on tattooed eyeliner. And all this from someone who is herself a size 16. Not being size-ist, just that she is one of us, not some cosmetically enhanced twig.

I must say India’s house just has to be jam packed with all the products she claims to use, but hey, no doubt she can afford it. I may have to be slightly more selective. But I found myself cheering inwardly when she recommends something that I am already doing – so it is somewhat of a feelgood book too!  This is pretty much all things to all 50+ women- it is a huge subject after all and India covers everything from feet and teeth to divorce and ailing parents.

Even if you decide not to take any of the apparently sage advice of IK, then read it anyway. When’s the last time you roared with laughter every two minutes? She makes getting old and wrinkly rather like being part of a rather good club – I for one feel better about my age having read her book.

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