When Did Everybody Else Get So Old?

From writer and veteran columnist Jennifer Grant comes an unflinching and spirited look at the transitions of midlife. When Did Everybody Else Get So Old? plumbs the physical, spiritual, and emotional changes unique to the middle years: from the emptying nest to the sagging effects of aging. Grant acknowledges the complexities and loss inherent in midlife and tells stories of sustaining disappointment, taking hard blows to the ego, undergoing a crisis of faith, and grieving the deaths not only of illusions but of loved ones. Yet she illuminates the confidence and grace that this season of life can also bring. Magnetic, good-humored, and full of hope in the sustaining power of the Spirit, this is a must-read for anyone facing the flux and flow of middle age.


Jennifer Grant is a writer, editor, and speaker. She is the author of five works of nonfiction: Love You MoreMOMumentalWholehearted Living, Disquiet Time, and When Did Everybody Else Get So Old? Her first book for children, Maybe God Is Like That Too, won the 2017 gold medal in spirituality from the Moonbeam Spirit Awards for exemplary children’s literature. A former newspaper columnist (Chicago Tribune and Sun Times Media papers), Jennifer is a lifelong Episcopalian and lives with her husband, four children, and two rescue dogs in Chicagoland. Find her online at jennifergrant.com or on Twitter @jennifercgrant.