The Year We Turned Forty

The Year We Turned Forty
Author: Liz Fenton,Lisa Steinke
Pages: 336
ISBN: 9781476763446
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Release: 2016-04-26
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"This heartwarming and hilarious novel features three best friends who get the chance to return to the year they turned forty--the year that altered all of their lives, in ways big and small--and also get the opportunity to change their future"--

The Year We Turned Forty

The Year We Turned Forty
Author: Liz Fenton,Lisa Steinke
Pages: 500
ISBN: 1683240723
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Release: 2016-08-01
Editor: Center Point
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"This heartwarming and hilarious novel features three best friends who get the chance to return to the year they turned forty--the year that altered all of their lives, in ways big and small--and also get the opportunity to change their future"--

The Year We Turned Forty

The Year We Turned Forty
Author: Liz Fenton,Lisa Steinke
Pages: 336
ISBN: 9781476763453
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Release: 2016-04-26
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

If you could repeat one year of your life, what would you do differently? This heartwarming and hilarious novel from the authors of The Status of All Things and Your Perfect Life features three best friends who get the chance to return to the year they turned forty—the year that altered all of their lives, in ways big and small—and also get the opportunity to change their future. Jessie loves her son Lucas more than anything, but it tears her up inside that he was conceived in an affair that ended her marriage to a man she still loves, a man who just told her he's getting remarried. This time around, she’s determined to bury the secret of Lucas’ paternity, and to repair the fissures that sent her wandering the first time. Gabriela regrets that she wasted her most fertile years in hot pursuit of a publishing career. Yes, she’s one of the biggest authors in the world, but maybe what she really wanted to create was a family. With a chance to do it again, she’s focused on convincing her husband, Colin, to give her the baby she desires. Claire is the only one who has made peace with her past: her twenty-two year old daughter, Emily, is finally on track after the turmoil of adolescence, and she's recently gotten engaged, with the two carat diamond on her finger to prove it. But if she’s being honest, Claire still fantasizes about her own missed opportunities: a chance to bond with her mother before it was too late, and the possibility of preventing her daughter from years of anguish. Plus, there’s the man who got away—the man who may have been her one true love. But it doesn’t take long for all three women to learn that re-living a life and making different decisions only leads to new problems and consequences—and that the mistakes they made may, in fact, have been the best choices of all…

Your Perfect Life

Your Perfect Life
Author: Liz Fenton,Lisa Steinke
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9781476730585
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Release: 2014-06-10
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Two childhood best friends wake up the morning after their twentieth high school reunion to discover that they’ve switched bodies in this hilarious and heartwarming debut by two childhood best friends. With “a delicious, page-turning premise, and sweet and surprising insights” (New York Times bestselling author Jen Lancaster), Your Perfect Life perfectly illustrates that old adage: Sometimes, you have to walk a mile in someone else’s shoes to see what’s in her heart. Best friends since childhood, Casey and Rachel couldn’t lead more different lives. While workaholic Casey rubs elbows with celebrities daily as the host of Gossip TV and comes home nightly to an empty apartment, stay-at-home mom Rachel juggles an “oops” baby, two fiery teenagers, and a husband who barely seems the man she fell in love with two decades before. After an argument at their twentieth high school reunion, Casey and Rachel throw back shots to get the night back on track. Instead, they get a life-changing hangover. Waking up in each other’s bodies the next morning, they must figure out how to navigate their altered realities. Rachel is forced to face the broadcasting dreams she gave up when she got pregnant in college, and Casey finally steps out of the spotlight to face the real reason why she’s alone. And they soon discover that they don’t know themselves—or their best friend—nearly as well as they thought they did. Liz Fenton and Lisa Steinke bring their “witty, winning style” (Sarah Pekkanen, author of The Best of Us) to every page of this novel that is sure to please fans of In Her Shoes and The Opposite of Me. Your Perfect Life is a story of humor and heart about two best friends, what they didn’t know about each other, and how, by switching lives, each learns to appreciate her own.

Forty Things to Do When You Turn Forty

Forty Things to Do When You Turn Forty
Author: Ronnie Sellers
Pages: 239
ISBN: 1569069867
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Release: 2007-10-01
Editor: Sellers Pub Incorporated
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Speaking to the reader who has or will soon turn 40, this inspiring collection of essays features contributors from all walks of life. All royalties are donated to cancer research.

Forty Rooms

Forty Rooms
Author: Olga Grushin
Pages: 342
ISBN: 9781101982334
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Release: 2016
Editor: Marian Wood Books/Putnam
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Follows the life of a woman born in Moscow who leaves for the United States, where she finds happiness and love but must also deal with the ghosts of her youth.

Turning Forty

Turning Forty
Author: Mike Gayle
Pages: 416
ISBN: 9781444720983
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Release: 2013-07-04
Editor: Hachette UK
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

How to turn forty: 1. Set yourself a personal challenge. 2. Clear wardrobe of all age inappropriate clothing. 3. Relax. How not to turn forty: 1. Have a complete meltdown . . . High flier Matt Beckford's sole ambition is to turn forty with his life sorted. And with a Porsche on the drive and a job that requires him to spend more time in BA's club lounge than his own lounge, it looks like things are going in the right direction. But when Matt's wife unexpectedly calls time on their marriage, a chain of events is set in motion that very quickly sees him facing forty broke, homeless and completely alone. But all is not lost because Matt has a plan . . . Wise, witty and wonderful . . . a triumph! Jenny Colgan Look out for Mike's new novel, Half a World Away, available to pre-order now!

Forty Years a Speculator

Forty Years a Speculator
Author: Fred Carach
Pages: 176
ISBN: 9781457505645
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Release: 2012-02
Editor: Dog Ear Publishing
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

I am not a Wall Street professional. In real life I am a State Certified General Appraiser. This is the story of my transformation over more than four decades from a conservative blue-chip investor into a steely eyed, riverboat gambler with nerves of steel. As the years progressed, I realized that blue-chip investing wasn't the answer. It couldn't be. These Godzillas don't move. I wanted a stock that would go to the moon. Gradually, I discovered what I was looking for in the unreported and unknown world small-cap and micro-cap investing. Allow me to introduce you into my world. The strange and wondrous world of the riverboat gambler. In a world in which in which most investors are happy to earn 15% a year, I shoot for the moon. Stick around and I will show you how it is all done. After all, you might make the same amazing discovery that I made. You might discover that you are a riverboat gambler, with nerves of steel and with ice water in your veins, but you never knew it.

F cked at 40

F cked at 40
Author: Tova Leigh
Pages: 232
ISBN: 9781786783752
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Release: 2020-03-03
Editor: Watkins Media Limited
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

For every woman that has ever felt trapped. A funny, raw and empowering mid-life-crisis-with-a-difference, vlogger, mother, lover businesswoman and social media phenomenon Tova Leigh explores what the hell you are supposed to do when you find yourself living a life you don't remember signing up for. “I was bored, angry, tired and sad. I felt all alone yet I had nothing to complain about. I had a good job, a husband who as far as I could tell wasn’t shagging his assistant, three children who apart from being the occasional assholes were pretty good kids; a house, a dog and everything else we are told as little girls we should aspire to. But inside, I was growing restless. I was sick of having the same dull conversations about meal plans and kid-friendly holidays. I was frustrated with having the same married sex I’d been having for the past seven years, or not having any sex at all. I didn’t want to be looked at as just a ‘mom’. I wanted to be desired, to make someone’s hair stand on end and go crazy for me. I didn’t want to live by some label that didn’t represent me. I looked at my messy SUV after my yoga class one morning and I wanted to vomit on it all. I panicked, thinking about how I am slowly approaching middle age and the menopause and I wondered how many years do I have left of being ‘f**ckable’ before everything starts going downhill?” We have many sides to us, most of the time we think we must choose just one character and stick to it. But the truth is, we can be all of them without having to choose. I am finally able to show the world that I am a bit of an idiot who dances around her kitchen in her knickers and makes silly videos with her husband, as well as a responsible parent and a businesswoman who runs her own company. When you find authenticity it’s hard to go back. It’s like opening a door to the truth and starting to breathe a new type of air. This discovery is what prompted me to write. It’s my way of saying HERE I AM. I don’t think we should be sorry for who we are. None of us.

The Forty Two

The Forty Two
Author: Ed Kurtz
Pages: 366
ISBN: 0989932346
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Release: 2014-06-20
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

It's 1979 in New York City and Charley McCormick loves the Deuce-42nd Street between 7th and 8th Avenues-more than anything in the world. He loves the peculiar low-budget movies. He loves the bizarre all-night circus of it all. But when a pretty girl sits beside him at a horror double feature at the Harris and ends up dead before the lights come back on, his scene is turned upside down...and Charley is thrown into whirlwind of murder and betrayal where no one is what they seem. As he winds through a network of sex workers, gangsters, and B movie producers, Charley gets himself in so deeply there is no choice but to unravel what started on the Forty-Two and might very well end in the city morgue.

Forty Signs of Rain

Forty Signs of Rain
Author: Kim Stanley Robinson
Pages: 368
ISBN: 9780553898170
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Release: 2004-06-01
Editor: Spectra
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The bestselling author of the classic Mars trilogy and The Years of Rice and Salt presents a riveting new trilogy of cutting-edge science, international politics, and the real-life ramifications of global warming as they are played out in our nation’s capital—and in the daily lives of those at the center of the action. Hauntingly yet humorously realistic, here is a novel of the near future that is inspired by scientific facts already making headlines. When the Arctic ice pack was first measured in the 1950s, it averaged thirty feet thick in midwinter. By the end of the century it was down to fifteen. One August the ice broke. The next year the breakup started in July. The third year it began in May. That was last year. It’s a muggy summer in Washington, D.C., as Senate environmental staffer Charlie Quibler and his scientist wife, Anna, work to call attention to the growing crisis of global warming. But as these everyday heroes fight to align the awesome forces of nature with the extraordinary march of technology, fate puts an unusual twist on their efforts—one that will place them at the heart of an unavoidable storm.

The Status of All Things

The Status of All Things
Author: Liz Fenton,Lisa Steinke
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9781476763439
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Release: 2015-06-02
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

What would you do if you could literally rewrite your fate—on Facebook? This heartwarming and hilarious new novel from the authors of Your Perfect Life follows a woman who discovers she can change her life through online status updates. Kate is a thirty-five-year-old woman who is obsessed with social media. So when her fiancé, Max, breaks things off at their rehearsal dinner—to be with Kate’s close friend and coworker, no less—she goes straight to Facebook to share it with the world. But something’s changed. Suddenly, Kate’s real life starts to mirror whatever she writes in her Facebook status. With all the power at her fingertips, and heartbroken and confused over why Max left her, Kate goes back in time to rewrite their history. Kate's two best friends, Jules and Liam, are the only ones who know the truth. In order to convince them she’s really time traveled, Kate offers to use her Facebook status to help improve their lives. But her attempts to help them don’t go exactly as planned, and every effort to get Max back seems to only backfire, causing Kate to wonder if it’s really possible to change her fate. In The Status of All Things, Liz Fenton and Lisa Steinke combine the humor and heart of Sarah Pekkanen and Jennifer Weiner while exploring the pitfalls of posting your entire life on the Internet. They raise the questions: What if you could create your picture-perfect life? Would you be happy? Would you still be you? For anyone who’s ever attempted—or failed—to be their perfect self online, this is a story of wisdom and wit that will leave you with new appreciation for the true status of your life.

Forty Years Residence in America

Forty Years  Residence in America
Author: Grant Thorburn
Pages: 280
ISBN: UOM:39015064002382
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Release: 1834
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Forty Years Residence in America With an introduction by J Galt

Forty Years  Residence in America      With an introduction by J  Galt
Author: Grant THORBURN
Pages: 280
ISBN: BL:A0017592249
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Release: 1834
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Year of Yes

Year of Yes
Author: Shonda Rhimes
Pages: 311
ISBN: 9781476777092
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Release: 2015-11-10
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The creator of "Grey's Anatomy" and "Scandal" details the one-year experiment with saying "yes" that transformed her life, revealing how accepting unexpected invitations she would have otherwise declined enabled powerful benefits.

If I Could Turn Back Time

If I Could Turn Back Time
Author: Beth Harbison
Pages: 384
ISBN: 9781466842199
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Release: 2015-07-28
Editor: St. Martin's Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Told with Beth Harbison's wit and warmth, If I Could Turn Back Time is the fantasy of every woman who has ever thought, "If I could go back in time, knowing what I know now, I'd do things so differently..." Thirty-seven year old Ramie Phillips has led a very successful life. She made her fortune and now she hob nobs with the very rich and occasionally the semi-famous, and she enjoys luxuries she only dreamed of as a middle-class kid growing up in Potomac, Maryland. But despite it all, she can't ignore the fact that she isn't necessarily happy. In fact, lately Ramie has begun to feel more than a little empty. On a boat with friends off the Florida coast, she tries to fight her feelings of discontent with steel will and hard liquor. No one even notices as she gets up and goes to the diving board and dives off... Suddenly Ramie is waking up, straining to understand a voice calling in the distance...It's her mother: "Wake up! You're going to be late for school again. I'm not writing a note this time..." Ramie finds herself back on the eve of her eighteenth birthday, with a second chance to see the people she's lost and change the choices she regrets. How did she get back here? Has she gone off the deep end? Is she really back in time? Above all, she'll have to answer the question that no one else can: What it is that she really wants from the past, and for her future?

The Idea of You

The Idea of You
Author: Robinne Lee
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9781250125910
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Release: 2017-06-13
Editor: St. Martin's Griffin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Included on The Skimm's 2020 list of Eight Books Both You and Mom Will Love "The sleeper hit of the pandemic . . . . There is no escapism like reading about a nearly middle-aged woman embarking on a glittering, global love affair with a thoughtful young sex god . . . . It's electric, triumphant to read." —Vogue.com "An OMG page-turner." —Gabrielle Union Solène Marchand, the thirty-nine-year-old owner of an art gallery in Los Angeles, is reluctant to take her daughter, Isabelle, to meet her favorite boy band. But since her divorce, she’s more eager than ever to be close to Isabelle. The last thing Solène expects is to make a connection with one of the members of the world-famous August Moon. But Hayes Campbell is clever, winning, confident, and posh, and the attraction is immediate. That he is all of twenty years old further complicates things. What begins as a series of clandestine trysts quickly evolves into a passionate and genuine relationship. It is a journey that spans continents as Solène and Hayes navigate each other’s worlds: from stadium tours to international art fairs to secluded hideaways in Paris and Miami. For Solène, it is a reclaiming of self, as well as a rediscovery of happiness and love. When Solène and Hayes’ romance becomes a viral sensation, and both she and her daughter become the target of rabid fans and an insatiable media, Solène must face how her romantic life has impacted the lives of those she cares about most.

Forty Five Years in Sport

Forty Five Years in Sport
Author: James Henry Corballis
Pages: 518
ISBN: 9781473349780
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Release: 2017-08-25
Editor: Read Books Ltd
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This vintage book, originally published in 1891, contains a detailed guide to a variety of rural pursuits based on the author's extensive experience, with details on golf, falconry, hunting, angling, and more. With a wealth of useful information and invaluable tips, this volume is highly recommended for the modern sporting enthusiast, and would make for a fantastic addition to any collection. Contents include: "Hunting", "Shooting", "Deer-Stalking", "Salmon and Trout Fishing", "Practical Falconry", and "Golf". Many vintage books such as this are increasingly scarce and expensive. We are republishing this volume now in an affordable, high-quality edition complete with a specially commissioned new introduction on the history of fox hunting.

Turning Forty

Turning Forty
Author: Steve Gismondi
Pages: 264
ISBN: 9780595225781
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Release: 2002-04-01
Editor: iUniverse
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

There comes a time when you wake up to the reality that you've actually grown up. Steve Gimondi reflects back through his life and times with comedic eyes in Turning Forty. Follow his journey from Hickey Field to NBC and beyond as he tells you what life is like when Turning Forty.

The Forty Effin Niners

The Forty Effin Niners
Author: Rick Pucci
Pages: 216
ISBN: 9781984543523
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Release: 2018-08-27
Editor: Xlibris Corporation
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The thirtieth anniversary of Montana’s Super Bowl drive and Bill Walsh’s retirement (1989) is upon us. Author Rick Pucci’s a regular guy thrust into the midst of a dynasty in the making: the San Francisco 49ers of Joe Montana, Jerry Rice, and Bill Walsh. Pucci’s memoir is a blend of sports, culture, romance gone bad, and nineteen-eighties Americana from a fresh insider perspective. Inside topics include Fred Dean and Bill Walsh’s father’s secret, Golden Globe winner Teri Hatcher, Ronnie Lott’s amputation; Jerry Rice’s superstition, quiet Joe Montana as prankster, trash talker and his secret route deep in the bowels of Candlestick. Culled from copious notes at that time, this natural is for sports and non-sports fans alike. In the eighties, these hapless Niners pull SF’s spirits from the morass of the Jonestown massacre and the murders of Mayor George Moscone and Harvey Milk. They also cured the author’s, broken heart.