As 20-somethings try to hold onto adolescence, 40-something author Stephanie Dolgoff wondered what stage of life she falls into. The 43-year-old wife and mother of two she knows she's not young, but she doesn't feel quite old either. Her book My Formerly Hot Life: Dispatches From Just the Other Side of Young came out Tuesday and attempts to carve out a new life stage - the "formerlies" - for women who are just getting used to the idea that they aren't young. I spoke with her about her book and whether or not her message takes a positive stance of female aging.
TresSugar: What is a "formerly" and why do we needs this term?
Stephanie Dolgoff: I wrote the book because something was changing in my life and I couldn't put my finger on it. I thought it was about my looks, because as you get older you begin to droop and drag. But I realized it was not about my appearance, but about slipping into a new category of women. You're treated differently, you're marketed to differently, and