Remember Elizabeth Wurtzel’s 1994 tell-all memoir Prozac Nation: Young and Depressed in America? Well the author’s 41 now and recently published an equally eyebrow-raising piece in Elle: “Failure to Launch: When Beauty Fades.” Here’s a quote:
“Age is a terrible avenger. The lessons of life give you so much to work with, but by the time you’ve got all this great wisdom, you don’t get to be young anymore. And in this world, that’s just about the worst thing that can happen—especially to a woman.”
Oh, girl. We have got to get you a subcription to More. First piece on the list: Kim Pittaway’s A lady never tells.
It’s not that I don’t get mourning the freshness of youthful beauty – I’m still not at peace with my post-pregnancy body. But there’s so much more to life. What do you think?