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My midlife crisis

By Sam Leith   October 2013

Midlife crisis! Hell with that.

There’s a scene in the film When Harry Met Sally where Meg Ryan is weeping, hysterically, on a bed. She drove her last boyfriend away, she wails, “and I’m GOING TO BE 40!” Billy Crystal, all tender solicitousness, says: “When?” “Someday!” she says, barely able to speak. “In eight years!” he objects, baffled. “But it’s there… It’s just sitting there…”

Even by remembering this scene I am showing my age. But the thing is not the fact that I remember…

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