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Welcome to Middle Age! Please check your functioning internal thermostat and razor-sharp memory at the door and pour yourself a nice, stiff drink... Jenna McCarthy might be forty-something, but she doesn’t feel forty-something. She certainly doesn’t look forty-something. (Actually she does, but she’s in denial so maybe don’t mention it?) And between complaining about how tired she is, trying to remember what she came in here for and wondering whether she drinks too much, she does not have time for a crisis.She has, however, had time to crack the mysterious midlife code. She’s figured out how to tame her muffin top, keep the spark in her marriage and probably not die a fiery hoarder’s death. She’s learned the trick to looking ten years younger and the secret to feeling ten times happier (and it only cost $14.

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Jenna McCarthy

Jenna McCarthy is an internationally published writer, speaker, former radio personality and the author of several books including Everything's Relative, Pretty Much Screwed, If It Was Easy They'd Call the Whole Damn Thing a Honeymoon: Living with and Loving the TV-Addicted, Sex-Obsessed, Not-So-Handy Man You Married (please note that it says the blah-blah-blah man YOU married, not the one she married; her husband likes it when she points that out) and I've Still Got It... I Just Can't Remember Where I Put It: Awkwardly True Tales from the Far Side of Forty. (At least, she THINKS that's the title.)

She's thrilled to announce the arrival of her first children's picture book, Lola Knows a Lot, illustrated by the amazing Sara Palacios (there are several more forthcoming) . Jenna also has so-written a middle grade fiction series (Maggie Malone and the Mostly Magical Boots) , which you might see popping up at your nearest Scholastic book fair or flyer. Oh, and she gave a TED talk (nearly four million views, baby!) that some people didn't hate.

Over the years Jenna's byline has appeared in Allure, Cosmo, Glamour, Ladies' Home Journal, Real Simple, Self, Shape and dozens of other magazines and several anthologies. She collects hats, speaks really bad French, and is positive she'd be a tennis star if the net didn't keep getting in the way.

If you want to see Jenna in the bath tub, please visit her website.

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