Essere leggeri con intelligenza è un'arte, ed è l'arte praticata da India Knight in questo libro per donne spiritose, umane e sagge che "intorno ai cinquanta" si sentono nel pieno del cammino della loro vita, sapendo tuttavia che la strada è e sarà accidentata. I figli adolescenti spesso sono difficili, i figli piccoli deliziosi ma faticosi, i genitori invecchiano e sono comunque da accudire, il nostro corpo non risponde più come solo pochi anni prima e noi ce ne accorgiamo improvvisamente, non possiamo più permetterci tutti i tipi di abbigliamento e le più strane acconciature rock... E India, che chiameremo solo col nome perché dopo aver letto questo libro diventerà la nostra migliore amica, ci suggerisce, con una verve e uno spirito fuori dal comune e con opinioni nette come lame affilate, come affrontare gioie e dolori della maturità per vivere appieno ogni nostro momento.
- ISBN: 8898713193
- Casa Editrice: astoria
- Pagine: 272
It would have been wiser if she had waited a few years to write this book. The chapter on menopause is just a biology lesson. There are only a few 'hearsay' sentences on the psychlogical effects and the advice you get is 'grin and bear it'. I'm sure that ms. Knight has more interesting things to tel Leggi tutto
Think of the messages you are giving your children about men and women, because those messages are powerful and stay with kids for life. Too often, and despite our best intentions, we may veer into “women are irrational and shouty, men are sane and calm” territory. You do not want to raise those sor Leggi tutto
I have always enjoyed India Knight's writing - especially her column in the Sunday Times but this was a little disappointing. I felt there was no feminism in it (quite the opposite) and not as witty as I have come to expect. There were some good moments but the book was rather inconsistent. Luckily, Leggi tutto
Some laugh-out-loud bits about getting older and some sound advice, too. Not so keen on all the product placement but, to be fair, she only plugs items she's tried. The tone is spot-on and it's great to read something that celebrates getting older rather than moans about it
Quite interesting in parts, and I skimmed over others.
I’ve been reading India Knight’s advice columns for years and I definitely appreciate her down-to-earth (in a privileged middle-class London sense) voice. She is humorous, honest - sometimes bluntly so - and she has the gift of writing in a conversational ‘voice’ which seems very personal. I did not Leggi tutto
Dipped in & out of this one and skimmed over the sections not applicable to me, but I agree with a previous review in that India Knight would’ve been better writing this 10 years later. I found some bits quite flippant, and some of her product recommendations would only be realistic for ladies of a Leggi tutto
Loved it. I'm 'normal' after all!
I didn't get to the end of this, but I may come back to it and finish it one day. Lots of useful information here, but it began to feel a bit like a 'lifestyle blogger's' attempt to cram as many product names into each page as possible. Not sure if she's being sponsored or rewarded in any way for it Leggi tutto
Well written and really funny. Loved it! Have already recommended it to another two friends
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