(W/A/CA) Joe Ollman. Mid-Life is the story of John, who at 40 becomes a father again with his much younger second wife, which results in a slow, painful attack by flowered baby bags and front-facing baby carriers on his former virility and self-identity. John always believed that age is a state of mind; however, his adult daughters, baby son, energetic wife, stressful job, house full of cats, and flabby body ? complete with bloated stomach and sagging bosom ? all lead John reluctantly to admit that he is having a mid-life crisis.