And it doesn’t suck! In fact, it’s good. Whew. Here it is:

Funny and moving book from Stephanie Dolgoff.
Funny and moving book from Stephanie Dolgoff.
courtsey of Ballantine Books

My Formerly Hot Life: Dispatches From Just The Other Side of Young is both a lighthearted and profoundly revealing offering from author, editor and sometime television personality, Stephanie Dolgoff. A memoir of a woman who has come to the realization that she is no longer considered young or hip, the book offers humor filled insights into what Dolgoff calls the “adult tween” years.

Dolgoff is editor-at-large at Parenting Magazine and blogs on a weekly basis for both and With a literary pedigree that includes editorships in many forms for the likes of Real Simple, SELF and Glamour, Dolgoff knows well the topics on which she writes.

“…When men stop making lecherous cat-call and Spanx finds a home in your lingerie drawer, when marketeers start targeting you for Activia instead of trendy music, when you are “ma’amed” outside of the deep South, and when you have to start wearing makeup to have that “I’m not wearing any makeup glow”, it will dawn on you that somehow, someway, you have crossed the line into adult “tweenship”, that middle place between party-all-night youth and the turn-that-racket-down stage of middle age…” READ LARA DIPAOLA’S WHOLE REVIEW HERE