Beyond Beige by Sylvie Boulay

Beyond Beige – Over the last few weeks I have been thinking more about old age, with my own grandma in her nineties and still going, it made me think that although some class my maturing years as old, actually I could only be halfway through my life, if the family genes are anything to go by ( I hope so!).

Which leads me onto my latest read, Beyond Beige, which is all about getting older

So lets get on and tell you about this book…..

Beyond Beige Synopsis

“I am old. There was no warning: one minute I was young and the next I tipped into the world of old women.

This book is about the joys and horrors of our old age. It will show you the uncensored reality of my experience and that of women who confided in me. You will find humour, despair, and some gritty bits but absolutely no euphemisms.

You will either say ‘Yes, that’s me!’ or ‘Thank goodness this hasn’t happened to me!”

Unflinching, honest, and relatable, this illustrated book is neither a celebration of nor a complaint about old age. It is the simple, unadorned truth of a life. Fully illustrated throughout with cartoons and drawings, this fantastic new title shines the brightest of lights on ageing as a woman.

Beyond Beige Review

My birthday at the end of the month is moving towards an age that some may consider ‘getting old’ so I was curious to see how much of the book I would relate to and how much of it would give me an insight into the years ahead!

The illustrations throughout were brilliant and had me chuckling many times, its like a grown up women’s comic book!

There are lots of funny moments, accompanied by some serious, and tender moments, which had me reaching for a tissue or too (those damn hormones!).

It is not an overly long book, which is perfect for my wandering brain and its foggy demeanour!

If you have any women in your life that are reaching maturity, then this is the perfect little read for them.

Thankyou Sylvie for giving me hope that the next 20+ years will be filled with lots of adventures and fun times! Bring It On!

Beyond Beige Book Information

Book Title : Beyond Beige

Author : Sylvie Boulay

Publisher : Free Association Books

Release Date : 28th February 2024

Fomats : Paperback and Kindle

About The Author

Sylvie Boulay is a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy and her work has appeared in several journals.

Born in Paris, she now lives in London. She is also the author of Take Charge of Your Diet.

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