When Did Everybody Else Get So Old?
Indignities, Compromises, and the Unexpected Grace of MidlifeJennifer Grant
Herald Press, 2017
In her book When Did Everybody Else Get So Old Jennifer Grant writes of life in her 40s, so-called midlife. She attempts to discover what midlife really is, or even if there is such a thing as midlife. And if it does exist, exactly when does it occur? What does this time of life really mean? She uses her own life to try to expand these ideas.
Based on the title of the book, I expected it to be full of humor, causing many belly laughs. Ms. Grant did not deliver on the laughs. Instead, I was often left confused, trying to follow her train of thought from one idea to the next, and then back again.
Needless to say, I was disappointed in the book. Ms. Grant’s style of writing is not one that allowed me to logically follow her ideas. There were also many, many quotations supporting and explaining Ms. Grant’s thoughts, a reminder of the old college research days. And Ms. Grant’s idea of religion and theology were much removed from my own understanding of Scripture.
I do not like giving negative reviews; however, I honestly cannot recommend this book.
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