F*cked at 40: Life Beyond Suburbia, Monogamy and Stretch Marks
Publisher: Watkins Publishing
ISBN 10: 1786782693
ISBN 13: 978-1786782694
For every woman that has ever felt trapped; a funny, raw and empowering mid-life-crisis.
Creator, mother, lover, and social media phenomenon Tova Leigh explores what the hell you are supposed to do when you find yourself living a life you don't remember signing up for.
"I was bored, angry, tired and sad. I felt all alone yet I had nothing to complain about. I had a good job, a husband who wasn't shagging his assistant, three children who apart from being the occasional assholes were pretty good kids; a house, a dog and everything else we are told as little girls we should aspire to. But inside, I was growing restless. I didn't want to be looked at as just a 'mom'. I wanted to be desired, to make someone's hair stand on end and go crazy for me. I didn't want to live by some label that didn't represent me. I looked at my messy minivan one morning and I wanted to vomit on it all. I panicked, thinking about how I am slowly approaching middle age and menopause and I wondered how many years do I have left of being 'f**ckable' before everything starts going downhill?"
In her first book Tova takes the reader on her journey of rediscovering who she is after motherhood and beyond the norms society forces upon women, whilst encouraging them to break free and just be themselves.
"When you find authenticity it's hard to go back. It's like opening a door to the truth and starting to breathe a new type of air. This discovery is what prompted me to write. It's my way of saying HERE I AM".
“Most of us know what it’s like to be in a rut, feeling stuck, and convinced our lives are completely f*cked. Tova Leigh has been there, done that, and lived to tell the healing, hilarious tale. Lucky for you, all you have to do is listen.”
—Sarah Knight, New York Times bestselling author of The Life-Changing Magic of Not Giving a F*ck
"Funny and irreverent"
—Grazia Book Club
"Tova's book is a refreshing dose of reality, telling it like it really is, while being funny at the same time!"
—Dr Philippa Kaye, GP and author of The M word: Everything you need to know about the menopause
"Tova’s book is funny, entertaining and relatable. A must read for any Mum!"
- Danielle Collins, The Face Yoga Expert and author of Danielle Collins' Face Yoga
"F*cked At 40 is hilarious and moving in equal measure. I devoured it in one long, joyous sitting. A must-read for anyone who thinks turning 40 is game over. Tova’s extraordinary and compelling story proves it’s quite the opposite"
—Mark Dolan Sunday Times bestselling author of The World’s Most Extraordinary People and Me
About the Author
Tova Leigh began her successful blog 'My Thoughts About Stuff' in 2016 as a way to talk about parenting, body image, and being free of boundaries. As in her blog, in this, her first book, she talks about her life beyond motherhood, and the challenges that women face as they try to uncover who they are in the world. Tova's up-front, humorous, and honest message has earned her a loyal global following.