She's old enough to be his mother
But she's having too much fun to care...
Alice has always looked young for her age, even with her greying hair and her housewife style. But now that her husband's gone and her daughter is grown, Alice is in desperate need of a new life. So she lets her best friend Maggie transform her into a woman who looks really young.
But the white lies escalate, and soon Alice finds herself with a gorgeous 20-something boyfriend and the dream job she'd briefly had before becoming a full-time mom. For the first time since she was actually twenty-nine, or possibly ever, Alice feels that life is ripe with possibility. But has Alice told one lie too many?
Challenging the adage that the truth will set you free, Younger is a hilarious and insightful story that proves that you're only as young as you feel. Now a hit TV series from the creator of Sex and the City.
Last year was 44-year-old Alice's annus horribilis: her mother died, her dentist husband ran off with his hygienist, and her only daughter packed herself off to Africa with the Peace Corps. The one good loss was all the weight she'd packed on in two decades as a New Jersey housewife. Now newly buff, her hair dyed blond courtesy of her artist friend Maggie, Alice can pass for a 29-year-old. And so she does, embarking on a kind of life swap with her younger self landing a job in the publishing company she left to become a full-time mom and leaping into a torrid affair with a gorgeous, decent 20-something. Talented Satran (Babes in Captivity) crafts Alice's adventures into a funny, touching, instructive guide for the bewildered. Practically everything from fashions in pubic hair to telephone technology has changed since Alice was a single career girl, but a lot remains the same: the office bitch still steals underlings' ideas, and people still desire the contradictory poles of truth and illusion. Satran weaves a sparkly thread of fantasy through her solid social realism, writing precisely what Alice tells her boss readers want: "a book that's going to keep them awake beyond half a page at the end of a long involved day."