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From award-winning TV comedy writer Kari Lizer (The New Adventures of Old Christine) comes a collection of hilarious essays about the challenges of being a woman of a certain age and all that comes with it: empty nest, post #MeToo dating, aging parents, menopausal rage, unrealistic expectations, and eternal optimism.
What does it feel like to have your kids leave the house at the same time your parents might need to move in? With self-deprecating humor, sharp wit, and Ephron-esque aplomb, Kari Lizer gives an honest account of finding herself in the middle of growing up, growing old, and still figuring it all out. She finds the wry, bittersweet humor in (almost) all situations--whether it's becoming radioactive during a thyroid cancer treatment, getting fired from her volunteer work, or struggling to find her identity outside of motherhood. Aren't You Forgetting Someone? speaks to those of us who lament the invisibility of the middle-aged woman, but also revel in the unexpected delights of newfound freedom to do whatever the hell we want while no one is looking.
TV scriptwriter and producer Lizer, creator of the show The New Adventures of Old Christine, debuts with a rollicking and often hilarious compilation of observations on life after her three children have departed for college. Lizer devotes some space to men and women's different experiences of the workplace, particularly hers as a divorced, working mom, but devotes most of the text to empty-nest syndrome and its effects on her outlook. Now in her mid-50s, Lizer is "finding my voice... just when I have no one left to talk to." She lists things she doesn't want to ever do again (wear high heels or false eyelashes; attend parties where people ask intrusive questions about her career) and the things she does want to do (have "three dogs at all times" with her; not have to worry about her appearance; get more sleep). And despite the obstacles life throws her way her sister's death, a breast cancer scare Lizer soldiers on, cheerily bringing the family dachshund to comfort her father in his nursing home, getting her first tattoo, and with some trepidation, starting "nervous dating." Readers will enjoy these challenging and sweet stories.