First off, I love these books. I love the characters, the stories, the humor, etc. But ay ay ayyyyy... does she have to remind us on every - single - page that she's over 40, and therefore good for nothing but the scrap heap? For crying out loud, I'm 66 years old, 30 pounds overweight, but I don't spend every five minutes complaining about every tiny ache and pain. You'd think she's 20 years older than I am!