by Bernard O'Shea

Having just turned 40, Bernard O’Shea found himself hurtling towards a mid-life crisis.

His waistline expanded, his flexibility abandoned him, his wardrobe was invaded by elasticated beige trousers and sandals – what on earth was going on?

In his hilarious and often alarmingly honest style, Bernard documents his journey, first fighting it tooth and nail – buying into every fad diet and hair-growth pill, even returning to Mass to find faith – before recruiting the help of a therapist, some experts in mindfulness, and, as always, the support of his longsuffering wife. Can Bernard navigate this time of his life to come out the other side with his dignity intact? He’s about to find out …