My Formerly Hot Life ePUB ´ My Formerly eBook ´

My Formerly Hot Life ePUB ´ My Formerly eBook ´


My Formerly Hot Life ❰BOOKS❯ ⚡ My Formerly Hot Life Author Stephanie Dolgoff – Capitalsoftworks.co.uk When men stop making lecherous catcalls and Spanx get comfortable in your lingerie drawer when marketers target you for Activia instead of 200 premium denim when you have to start wearing makeup to ge When men stop making lecherous catcalls and Spanx get comfortable in your lingerie drawer when marketers target you for Activia instead of premium denim when you have to start wearing makeup to get that “I’m not wearing any makeup” glow and are “ma’amed” outside the Deep South it may dawn on you that somehow you have crossed an invisible line You are not the young relevant in the mix woman you used to be But neither are you old or even what you think of as middle aged You My Formerly eBook ´ are no longer what you were but not uite sure what you are   Stephanie Dolgoff calls this stage of a woman’s life “Formerly” the state of mind and body she herself is in now Her roaring twenties are behind her but she’s not in hot flash territory either My Formerly Hot Life showcasing Dolgoff’s wacky and wise observations about this little discussed flux time demonstrates that becoming a Formerly is intensely poignant if you’re paying attention and hilarious even if you’re not From fashion to friendship beauty to body image married sex to single searching mothering to careering or both Dolgoff reveals the upside to not being forever —even as you watch the things you once thought were so essential to a happy life go the way of the cassette tape You may be formerly thin formerly cool formerly seemingly carefree formerly cutting edge but in reading My Formerly Hot Life you are reminded that you are finally comfortable in your skin formerly obsessed with your weight finally following your instincts formerly ruled by the opinions of others and finally happy with where you are formerly focused on the guy or job you thought would take you where you thought you should be While you may no longer be as close to the media machine generated idea of fabulous you can do many many things fabulouslyWildly entertaining and inspiring My Formerly Hot Life proves that once you let yourself laugh about that which is passing life is richer fun and satisfying Despite what you’re led to believe growing older most certainly means growing better .

  • Hardcover
  • 224 pages
  • My Formerly Hot Life
  • Stephanie Dolgoff
  • English
  • 19 June 2015
  • 9780345521453

About the Author: Stephanie Dolgoff

Stephanie Dolgoff has been writing and editing for magazines and newspapers since she graduated from college in Her first book MY FORMERLY HOT LIFE DISPATCHES FROM JUST THE OTHER SIDE OF YOUNG based on her blog Formerlyhotcom is due out in August of Stephanie is a contributing editor at Parenting Before that she was a contributing editor at Real Simple health director and featur.



10 thoughts on “My Formerly Hot Life

  1. Sarah Sarah says:

    I only read maybe the first third or so The concept of the book appealed to me when I first heard about it but I couldn't relate Too much I can't wear designer jeans any I'm too tired to go out drinking like I used to I suppose if I used to do those things I'd lament their loss shrug To me the book didn't read so much as an observation of transitions between stages of life which is what I was hoping for as it did just a series of whines about how boo hoo the author is now 40 and has wrinkles

  2. Jamie Jamie says:

    Incredibly disappointing The idea of exploring the transitional stage of life neither young and hot nor old enough to wear Sensible Shoes and Mom jeans is intriguing Unfortunately this is one long whiny collection of shallow observations and needless repetition that can be summed up easily It bruises the ego to realize that we are no longer young beauties First of all the author seems shocked beyond belief that she does indeed look older and feel older too as a 40 something mother Okay Do you not know any women over 40? How did this not occur to you before now?I stopped reading when she emphasized that a Formerly woman cannot be friends with someone who doesn't like her significant other or genuinely like your kids Really? I guess your time isn't well spent with someone who simply likes you for who you are Does she apply the same standard to herself? Of course not because she is just too busy as a working mother to have time for anyone except the one friend whose husband doesn't like her husband I guess that's okayThe vanity and self importance she clearly feels get old really uickly Simply put this would be a good 3 page magazine article There is not enough here for a book nor is this woman entertaining enough to justify one

  3. Allison Allison says:

    I tried and tried to feel sympathy for her but I found myself screaming Get over yourself She's 40 years old and all sorts of disgruntled about it I'm 50 and I have two children and I still feel like I'm hot I don't know what her problem is Well I do know she's concocted this problem so she could sell books So glad I got it from the library

  4. Patti K Patti K says:

    My review is mixed I liked the concept women in this 'tween' stage of adulthood can certainly benefit from having a kindred spirit help them feel like they are not alone On that note I thought she made some interesting points and observations If I were only judging based on the concept I'd give it 5 starsWhen I read a book however I'm not just judging it on concept I'm judging on execution too That's where I felt like this lacked Granted I understand that there is a difficult balance to strike with a book that stems from a blog To avoid alienating the core audience the blog fans the writing style can't take a big departure from the blog Unfortunately her blog is written in a very cavalier style It's not that I don't like her style; I do really But I think reading a blog is different than reading a book About 13 through the book I thought Hmmm not the best style to read in book format and really only kept reading because I liked what she had to say It's not a good pitch pointIf you can stand to read her blog style for long periods by all means read this book If you pick it up in the book store and like it then buy it Because you'll probably want to digest it in chapter size segments meaning read a chapter go do something else and borrowing it from the library makes that difficultDespite being a very different person than the author in ways than you can count I still felt like what she had to say was interesting and helpful This was a lot straightforward than Eat Pray Love but I think there is a similar message about self acceptance The biggest difference is that Stephanie Dolgoff doesn't imply that you have to go through some life altering journey in order to get to the same place But I think they both say the same thing just wait whatever your journey to get there self acceptance will come if you let it happen I guess I should feel lucky that it happened a lot earlier in life for me because apparently that's not really the norm Then again when have I ever fit into 'normal'?

  5. Jam84 Jam84 says:

    The beauty of Dolgoff’s book is that while it speaks directly to the “formerly” demographic its message applies and appeals to people of all ages trying to navigate the murky path between one clearly defined phase of life and the next As someone in her mid twenties I continuously feel like a “tween” of sorts as well – no longer the fresh faced recent college grad but not uite the settled and satisfied adult I hope I’ll someday be Not only could I relate to this aspect of the My Formerly Hot Life but I was also heartened by Dolgoff’s assurances that life is so much satisfying on the other side of young In a youth obsessed culture that leads one to believe that life ends at the age of 35 My Formerly Hot Life highlights the upsides of aging while still having a laugh or 10 at the downsides

  6. Susan Susan says:

    I loved this bookI totally related to itI would recommend this bookI have already told my friends about itI was laughing the whole time I read itIt makes you laugh at the reality that you are no longer young but you are not alone and to see the humor in it makes it a whole lot betterThis is the perfect book for someone who is going through the changeLife is what we make it and how we look at it

  7. Beth Kelly Beth Kelly says:

    Dolgoff is such an insightful witty writer Her path may be different from mine and man I wish I'd lived some of that New York life but so what? The issues resonate nonetheless for this 44 year old I hear they're making this into a TV series and will personally look forward to checking that and future writings out Any woman who can mock herself and wave her bat wings with abandon deserves a second look She seems like she'd be a fun girlfriend and mom

  8. Amy Amy says:

    This book is fan freakin' tastic I know now what I am A formerly This is a great read for anyone 36 44 years old I laughed out loud while reading it Read this book

  9. Danielle Danielle says:

    I'm only finishing it bc I'm not a uitter but uh redundant drivelupdate I lied I can't finish this So many other better things to do and read

  10. Traci Traci says:

    OK full disclosure I have never thought of myself as hot Cute maybe even kind of pretty at times but the word hot has never been used by myself when describing my own person So what's a not now not ever hot lady like myself doing with a book like this? Laughing my bleeping butt off that's what The territory here feels oh so familiar as I am now in my early 40s I totally understand where Dolgoff is coming from and feel her pain at realizing that I no longer fit in the 25 35 age category on most uestionnaires Sad but true I'm one of those middle aged women who certainly don't feel middle aged The only section I didn't relate too very well was the one about parenting but that's because my husband and I are childless by choice The rest of it though could have been written by yours truly at times For example I love her take on all the new gadgets on the market Like myself she uses some of them but isn't what you would call a tech geek and for good reason She explains I'm not fearful or dismissive of technology even if I don't see it as the extension of self that younger people often do The problem is I am barely able to find the time and the presence of mind to learn what I need to know to make the technology I already have do the minimal things I ask it to do let alone explore the next generation of gizmo and all of its many features EXACTLY I finally broke down and bought a computer for home use and yes I have now had a cell phone for about 18 months but I still don't fully embrace either one The computer is basic and has what I need and a lot that I don't; the phone is a pay as you go not so smartphone that allows me to call my friends and send text messages I think it would let me access the Internet if I couldwould take the time to figure it out but honestly I don't care I don't need it to take pictures compare prices on goods or any of the other multitude of things that others use their fancy phones to do In fact at one point before obtaining this model I figured if I ever did buy one it would be a Jitterbug model the one designed for older folks The other topic she covers at length is also one I relate to uite well the issue of body image She talks about TBMFU also known as The Big Metabolic Fck You the sad fact that your metabolism at some point will turn on you like a rabid dog and cause you to gain weight in places you didn't even know it was possible to gain weight And while it is frustrating to realize you can no longer eat the whole pint of Ben Jerry's without seeing it on your saddlebags post haste you are also at that age where you realize there are bigger concerns in your life than the size of your thighs She talks here about hearing a comment at a party made about still stick thin formerly women; the commenter says that they are very restrictive in their calorie intake Dolgoff later says It takes effort to not eat when you're hungry to constantly be figuring what you can and cannot put in your mouth based on whether or not you think it'll make you fat or what you may or may not want to eat later Doing so takes up buckets of mental energy which can be in short supply when you're already overextended stressed out and multitasking I can attest to this myself; no I've never been one to be severely restrictive with my food but taking the time to be on a diet and think about food all the time is exhausting I'd rather just try to cut back on all my portion sizes and eat what I want maybe take an extra walk around the block than do the diet thing And I know I have important things to focus on in my life than my waist size or the number on the bathroom scale If you're nearing your 40s are firmly in them or have left them behind in the dust I highly recommend this book It's so nice to know that there are others feeling this same way and that we can think of ourselves as smarter if not hotter

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10 thoughts on “My Formerly Hot Life

  1. Sarah Sarah says:

    I only read maybe the first third or so The concept of the book appealed to me when I first heard about it but I couldn't relate Too much I can't wear designer jeans any I'm too tired to go out drinking like I used to I suppose if I used to do those things I'd lament their loss shrug To me the book didn't read so much as an observation of transitions between stages of life which is what I was hoping for as it did just a series of whines about how boo hoo the author is now 40 and has wrinkles

  2. Jamie Jamie says:

    Incredibly disappointing The idea of exploring the transitional stage of life neither young and hot nor old enough to wear Sensible Shoes and Mom jeans is intriguing Unfortunately this is one long whiny collection of shallow observations and needless repetition that can be summed up easily It bruises the ego to realize that we are no longer young beauties First of all the author seems shocked beyond belief that she does indeed look older and feel older too as a 40 something mother Okay Do you not know any women over 40? How did this not occur to you before now?I stopped reading when she emphasized that a Formerly woman cannot be friends with someone who doesn't like her significant other or genuinely like your kids Really? I guess your time isn't well spent with someone who simply likes you for who you are Does she apply the same standard to herself? Of course not because she is just too busy as a working mother to have time for anyone except the one friend whose husband doesn't like her husband I guess that's okayThe vanity and self importance she clearly feels get old really uickly Simply put this would be a good 3 page magazine article There is not enough here for a book nor is this woman entertaining enough to justify one

  3. Allison Allison says:

    I tried and tried to feel sympathy for her but I found myself screaming Get over yourself She's 40 years old and all sorts of disgruntled about it I'm 50 and I have two children and I still feel like I'm hot I don't know what her problem is Well I do know she's concocted this problem so she could sell books So glad I got it from the library

  4. Patti K Patti K says:

    My review is mixed I liked the concept women in this 'tween' stage of adulthood can certainly benefit from having a kindred spirit help them feel like they are not alone On that note I thought she made some interesting points and observations If I were only judging based on the concept I'd give it 5 starsWhen I read a book however I'm not just judging it on concept I'm judging on execution too That's where I felt like this lacked Granted I understand that there is a difficult balance to strike with a book that stems from a blog To avoid alienating the core audience the blog fans the writing style can't take a big departure from the blog Unfortunately her blog is written in a very cavalier style It's not that I don't like her style; I do really But I think reading a blog is different than reading a book About 13 through the book I thought Hmmm not the best style to read in book format and really only kept reading because I liked what she had to say It's not a good pitch pointIf you can stand to read her blog style for long periods by all means read this book If you pick it up in the book store and like it then buy it Because you'll probably want to digest it in chapter size segments meaning read a chapter go do something else and borrowing it from the library makes that difficultDespite being a very different person than the author in ways than you can count I still felt like what she had to say was interesting and helpful This was a lot straightforward than Eat Pray Love but I think there is a similar message about self acceptance The biggest difference is that Stephanie Dolgoff doesn't imply that you have to go through some life altering journey in order to get to the same place But I think they both say the same thing just wait whatever your journey to get there self acceptance will come if you let it happen I guess I should feel lucky that it happened a lot earlier in life for me because apparently that's not really the norm Then again when have I ever fit into 'normal'?

  5. Jam84 Jam84 says:

    The beauty of Dolgoff’s book is that while it speaks directly to the “formerly” demographic its message applies and appeals to people of all ages trying to navigate the murky path between one clearly defined phase of life and the next As someone in her mid twenties I continuously feel like a “tween” of sorts as well – no longer the fresh faced recent college grad but not uite the settled and satisfied adult I hope I’ll someday be Not only could I relate to this aspect of the My Formerly Hot Life but I was also heartened by Dolgoff’s assurances that life is so much satisfying on the other side of young In a youth obsessed culture that leads one to believe that life ends at the age of 35 My Formerly Hot Life highlights the upsides of aging while still having a laugh or 10 at the downsides

  6. Susan Susan says:

    I loved this bookI totally related to itI would recommend this bookI have already told my friends about itI was laughing the whole time I read itIt makes you laugh at the reality that you are no longer young but you are not alone and to see the humor in it makes it a whole lot betterThis is the perfect book for someone who is going through the changeLife is what we make it and how we look at it

  7. Beth Kelly Beth Kelly says:

    Dolgoff is such an insightful witty writer Her path may be different from mine and man I wish I'd lived some of that New York life but so what? The issues resonate nonetheless for this 44 year old I hear they're making this into a TV series and will personally look forward to checking that and future writings out Any woman who can mock herself and wave her bat wings with abandon deserves a second look She seems like she'd be a fun girlfriend and mom

  8. Amy Amy says:

    This book is fan freakin' tastic I know now what I am A formerly This is a great read for anyone 36 44 years old I laughed out loud while reading it Read this book

  9. Danielle Danielle says:

    I'm only finishing it bc I'm not a uitter but uh redundant drivelupdate I lied I can't finish this So many other better things to do and read

  10. Traci Traci says:

    OK full disclosure I have never thought of myself as hot Cute maybe even kind of pretty at times but the word hot has never been used by myself when describing my own person So what's a not now not ever hot lady like myself doing with a book like this? Laughing my bleeping butt off that's what The territory here feels oh so familiar as I am now in my early 40s I totally understand where Dolgoff is coming from and feel her pain at realizing that I no longer fit in the 25 35 age category on most uestionnaires Sad but true I'm one of those middle aged women who certainly don't feel middle aged The only section I didn't relate too very well was the one about parenting but that's because my husband and I are childless by choice The rest of it though could have been written by yours truly at times For example I love her take on all the new gadgets on the market Like myself she uses some of them but isn't what you would call a tech geek and for good reason She explains I'm not fearful or dismissive of technology even if I don't see it as the extension of self that younger people often do The problem is I am barely able to find the time and the presence of mind to learn what I need to know to make the technology I already have do the minimal things I ask it to do let alone explore the next generation of gizmo and all of its many features EXACTLY I finally broke down and bought a computer for home use and yes I have now had a cell phone for about 18 months but I still don't fully embrace either one The computer is basic and has what I need and a lot that I don't; the phone is a pay as you go not so smartphone that allows me to call my friends and send text messages I think it would let me access the Internet if I couldwould take the time to figure it out but honestly I don't care I don't need it to take pictures compare prices on goods or any of the other multitude of things that others use their fancy phones to do In fact at one point before obtaining this model I figured if I ever did buy one it would be a Jitterbug model the one designed for older folks The other topic she covers at length is also one I relate to uite well the issue of body image She talks about TBMFU also known as The Big Metabolic Fck You the sad fact that your metabolism at some point will turn on you like a rabid dog and cause you to gain weight in places you didn't even know it was possible to gain weight And while it is frustrating to realize you can no longer eat the whole pint of Ben Jerry's without seeing it on your saddlebags post haste you are also at that age where you realize there are bigger concerns in your life than the size of your thighs She talks here about hearing a comment at a party made about still stick thin formerly women; the commenter says that they are very restrictive in their calorie intake Dolgoff later says It takes effort to not eat when you're hungry to constantly be figuring what you can and cannot put in your mouth based on whether or not you think it'll make you fat or what you may or may not want to eat later Doing so takes up buckets of mental energy which can be in short supply when you're already overextended stressed out and multitasking I can attest to this myself; no I've never been one to be severely restrictive with my food but taking the time to be on a diet and think about food all the time is exhausting I'd rather just try to cut back on all my portion sizes and eat what I want maybe take an extra walk around the block than do the diet thing And I know I have important things to focus on in my life than my waist size or the number on the bathroom scale If you're nearing your 40s are firmly in them or have left them behind in the dust I highly recommend this book It's so nice to know that there are others feeling this same way and that we can think of ourselves as smarter if not hotter

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