Nov. 18, 2022

Fresh Take: Wendi Aarons on Growing Older, Wiser, and Louder

Think there’s an expiration date on dream-chasing? Think you’re too old to make bold choices? Wendi Aarons, author of I’M WEARING TUNICS NOW, tells us about second acts, self-acceptance, and celebrating what happens when we get older and wiser.

Self-declared late-bloomer Wendi Aarons is an award-winning humorist, writer, and author who's written for McSweeney’s, The New Yorker Daily Shouts, US Weekly, and BuzzFeed. Her new book, "I'm Wearing Tunics Now: On Growing Older, Better, and a Hell of a Lot Louder," is an exploration of self-acceptance, second acts, and unapologetically chasing the lives we deserve as women.

In this episode we discuss:

  • why we would– and wouldn't– go back to when we were younger
  • the ability to reprioritize female friendships at midlife
  • why every new mom feels like she's in a middle-school cafeteria

Aging can bring unwelcome surprises along with it, says Wendi, but it can also bring some welcome ones.

Here's where you can find Wendi:

Social media: @WendiAarons

Buy Wendi's book:

Wendi's open letter to Always

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