Older, but Better, but Older

By Caroline O'Connor | December 18 2019 | AdultsGeneralAllGiftPop Culture

From the bestselling authors of How to be Parisian, Older, but Better, but Older has the playful wit, self deprecation and worldly advice we have come to expect from Caroline De Maigret and Sophie Mass, but now that advice is focused on the French woman’s mindset as she hurtles towards forty. Caroline and Sophie are back to amuse you with how they find they are modifying their favorite bad-girl behavior as they address beauty, love, seduction as well as lifestyle, family, work, and living alone.

They are still bohemian iconoclasts saying what you don’t expect to hear. They will tell you things aren’t what they used to be–

When you go to see the dermatologist to check a mole and he asks where you want the Botox.

When you have more hangovers than actual parties.

When you think you look good in a photo of yourself at twenty that until now you’d always thought was terrible.

When you tell someone you’ve known them since they were in diapers.

When you start finding biographies fascinating.

When you’re just excited to go home.

When your colleague was born the same year you graduated.

When you feel an ache somewhere and fear it might be the beginning of the end.

When selecting your year of birth on a website means scrolling down forever.


Neuroses vs. confidence, resistance vs. acceptance, passion vs. serenity, de Maigret and Mas through spirited short stories capture the different stages of ageing–as nostalgic but modern Parisian women. From the privately absurd to the strangely universal, this book captures moments of everyday life that will make the reader nod, cringe, and laugh out loud.

How to Be Parisian Wherever You Are
Love, Style, and Bad Habits
Four fabulous, smart, savvy French women offer up their highly amusing insider take on Parisian life, love, and liberty
$25.00 US
Sep 02, 2014
5-1/2 x 8
272 Pages