Review: I’ve Still Got It…I Just Can’t Remember Where I Put It by Jenna McCarthy

Posted August 13, 2014 by Katrina @ Bookish Things in Book Review / 0 Comments

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Review: I’ve Still Got It…I Just Can’t Remember Where I Put It by Jenna McCarthyI've Still Got It...I Just Can't Remember Where I Put It by Jenna McCarthy
Published by Berkely Trade on 7/1/2014
Genres: Adult, Non-Fiction
Pages: 320
Format: Paperback
Source: Publisher
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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 $14.99 plus shipping and handling). And she’s discovered the one thing she will need to do for the rest of ever if she’s going to continue to refuse to “dress her age.”

Tackling everything from cosmetic surgery and financial panic to skinny jeans and the meaning of life, I’ve Still Got It... is a middle age manifesto filled with hilarious misadventures, humiliating confessions and occasional (hot) flashes of genius.


Jenna McCarthy is so funny.  She had me giggling throughout most of the book.  I’m almost 30, but there were a few things I could relate to in her book.

Jenna does an awesome job of being in your 40’s not sound so bad.  She makes you realize that even though you are getting older, life is still pretty effing great.  Her stories with motherhood could almost mirror my own.  I can’t tell you how many times my oldest tells me something jiggles.  It’s maddening.

I’m not looking forward to the day that I give my child my clothes because they look better in it than I do.  That will most definitely be a depressing day.   McCarthy does a fantastic job of making even the most awkward, and some times humiliating, situations not seem very bad at all.

I’ve Still Got It is funny and witty.  I really enjoyed it, and found myself sharing some of the stories in it with my husband.  It’s awesome when you read about something that is relatable, and hysterical, at the same time.

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I'm a mom of two and love to read, listen to music, and rock out at concerts. Sometimes you can find me reading, or writing, in between sets at concerts. I read many genres, and have a TBR mountain.

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