40 over 40 is a short book filled with good humor and good sense for women over 40 who are struggling to find something to wear in their overflowing closets. Brenda Kinsel is an image consultant and she includes 40 tips for dressing well and making going into the closet for something to wear a positive experience. There are chapters for dressing for special occasions such as "Dressing for Your High School Reunion," "Dressing for Divorce" and "Accessorizing Jammies" (to look "put together" in the grocery store while buying school lunch items at 7 A.M.).
Much of Kinsel's advice is common sense, but her approach is unique in that she urges women to accept the bodies they live in now and purchase clothing and accessories to enhance the way they look. Kinsel's wry sense of humor keeps the tone light and breezy.
Reviewed by mb, 2/01. Other reviews by mb.