How To Be A Boss At Ageing by Anniki Sommerville – book review

Disclosure.  This post is a review of an e-book I received for free.  All opinions are my own.

I have received a free e-copy of the book How To Be A Boss At Ageing by Anniki Sommerville to review via NetGalley. You may find out more about the author on her website.

How to be a boss at ageing by Anniki Sommerville

Here is the book blurb.

Do you find yourself fighting the urge to go to bed at 8pm? Do you look at your laughter lines and wonder what was ever so funny? Do you listen to the charts and not have a clue who’s singing? Do images of celebrities over forty in swimsuits just make you want to drink more wine?

If you answered yes to any of the above, then this is the book for you.

Funny, honest, and packed with advice, this is a must-read for any woman experiencing – and not particularly relishing – the effects of ageing. Anniki Sommerville shares her own experiences with those of other women as well as advice from experts – Sali Hughes, Cariad Lloyd, Meg Mathews, Emma Gannon and Dr Karen Gurney among others – to help you navigate this journey including:

Demystifying the menopause and how to deal with fluctuating moods and hormones.

Breaking the taboo of cosmetic surgery and why we need to start having honest conversations about ageing and beauty.

Exploring the reality of fertility treatment and motherhood including what happens when you’re peri-menopausal and parenting small kids.

How feeling bad about our bodies can often be a barrier to feeling good about sex and tips on how you can change that.

Why ambition is not a dirty word in middle age and how to stop feeling invisible in the workplace.

How to deal with grief and losing loved ones as we age.

How to be a Boss at Ageing will show you how not to give up when ageing creeps up. It’s time to rip up the rule book on what it means to grow older as a woman and embrace midlife. There’s no need to retire into cardigans and comfy slacks just yet.

This isn’t one of my usual genres to read but the blurb made it sound so fun, that I decided to give it a try.

Anniki crams plenty of topics into this book including physical ageing, tiredness, infertility, older parent, work, Botox, moods, menopause, anxiety, booze, sex, grief, social media.

She compares her views at age 18 versus now at age 47 plus predicted view at age 85. Also internal voice 1 talking at odds with internal voice 2. And plenty of fab lists like 10 things to do before you’re 50 plus a great alphabet of ageing.

This book was written during the Coronavirus pandemic, so of course that gets a mention too.

How To Be A Boss At Ageing is available on Amazon in paperback, audiobook or Kindle format. A really fun read, but with good advice as well. I must check out Anniki’s podcast next.

The hashtag for this title is #HowtoBeaBossatAgeing

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