Tomorrow we come to the end of A to Z April Blogging Challenge 2013. It has been absolutely draining, but a lot of fun! I’m co-hosting the challenge on Amlokiblogs, so drop me a comment there if you have something to say about the challenge itself. The reflection post linky list will be up on the 3rd of April, so if you have any feedback on the challenge, let us know by posting it on your blog, and linking it to the list.
On this blog, I’ve been featuring mostly indie-published book excerpts for all of April. I love reading, and supporting author-friends, and this is a good way to do both. Today, for Y, I give you Younger by Pamela Redmond Satran.
An exciting piece of news about Younger is that Darren Star of Sex & the City fame has recently optioned it as a potential television series!
Elevator Pitch: A woman in her 40s pretends to be much younger to get a job and a date.
Maggie wouldn’t let me look in the mirror until she was finished. She washed my hair and blow-dried it, spent forever working over me with her makeup brush, buckled me into some very extreme underwear, and zipped me into tight jeans. It was like we were teenagers again, swapping clothes and giving each other makeovers.
“Okay,” she said, nodding decisively. “I think you’re ready.”
She propelled me across the loft to the mirror. I swear, at first I didn’t recognize myself. I actually swiveled to look behind me, thinking somebody else may have wandered into the place when I wasn’t looking.
Somebody blond. Somebody hot. And somebody very, very young.
Congrats Pamela, I was just thinking that this book would make great television. I love both the blurb and excerpt for this. This woman is in for craziness, I just know it.
Hey Thomas, Good to know you feel we shouldn’t be hard on ourselves. What prompted my comment was that I don’t see enough, and would love to see more, books written by Indian authors on older women. Perhaps I’ll write one.
What is meant by ‘older women’? KayEm? I always find this notion a bit peculiar. Is 30 old? 40? I know there is more pressure on women to capture eternal youth, but I notice in my partner that there is a range of personalities which go from let’s say young and sprightly to old and tired. Then I send her to bed! What I mean to say is that I think women are often quite hard on themselves and dressing differently or a costume party (hell yeah) can really make a lot of difference!
Great job on the contest. I am impressed. While I have not commented on every post, I have read them all.
The book sounds interesting. and might I add, awesome work on the contest.
Definitely intrigued me. I enjoy stories of older women. Am heading over to your website.