In a world where plastic surgery is as popular as a pair of sexy Manolo Blahniks, suburban single mom Jessica Taylor is trying to make it past 40 with nothing more than moisturizer and a swipe of mascara. Her glamorous best friend, TV producer Lucy Baldor, has a different idea of aging gracefully. "My body is a temple," Lucy explains. "I just don't want it to crumble like St. John the Divine."
Jess and Lucy's friendship has weathered the trials of marriage, the births of children, and the transition from itty-bitty bikinis to "Kindest Cut" one-piece suits. Now the women are discovering that midlife crises aren't just for men, they're equal-opportunity dilemmas.
To Jess' dismay, Lucy announces that she's taken a lover. A very famous lover. Her husband, Dan, is bound to find out, but Lucy's too wrapped up in the joys of romantic retreats to care. Jess finds herself in the midst of her own romantic predicament when her sexy French ex-husband, Jacques, ends up back in her life, and in her bed.
Funny, brazen, and often poignant, this irresistible novel offers an unexpected and entertaining look at two women's midlife adventures. Who would have thought 40 could be so much fun?
©Janice Kaplan and Lynn Schnurnberger; (P)2004 Random House Inc. Random House Audio, a division of Random House, Inc.