'The Ups and Downs of Middle Age' is the author's often-humorous experiences and reflections of life. In her eyes she sees herself as fairly typical, with a loving partner and grown-up children. It contains comical observations of the differences between men and women which are more prominent at middle age with sections on true love, stress, romance and insomnia, with a large portion referring to the menopause. A big part of 'The Ups and Downs of Middle Age' includes hints and tips for weight control and healthy eating whilst saving on fuel bills and wastage. Recipes, simple exercises and active hobbies are also mentioned, giving advice on how to cope with the physical and visible signs of aging, getting the best from what we have with advice on skin care and makeup.
Lynne Langley was born in Blackpool and has lived most of her life in the seaside town, currently employed by a large retail chain. Lynne's past careers includes such diverse roles as painter and decorator, prison officer, garden centre manager and dog warden. 'The Ups and Downs of Middle Age' is Lynne's first book, with much of the inspiration coming from her experiences of juggling full time jobs with the demands of three (now grown up) children. Lynne still lives near Blackpool, with her partner, two cats and a yellow mini cooper.