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Wednesday, March 29, 2017
NABBW - National Association of Baby Boomer Women

The Eldercare Consultant: Your Guide to Making the Best Choices Possible

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The Eldercare Consultant: Your Guide to Making the Best Choices Possible Author: Becky Feola Reviewed for the NABBW by: Anne Holmes This book is primarily for you if you are or are about to become a caregiver, and you are looking for advice and help in what to do with ageing parents, siblings, or partners. But it is also a great guidebook for those who come in contact with caregivers. That includes everyone from medical personnel, case managers, social workers, financial planners, spiritual leaders, eldercare attorneys – and even your children, family members – and friends and neighbors. A... (Read More ...)

Grandmother Power: A Global Phenomenon

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Grandmother Power: A Global Phenomenon Kindle Edition Author:  Paola Gianturco Reviewed by:  Anne Holmes for the NABBW This is a wonderful book full of dazzling and powerful photos!  But it is more than a “coffeetable book.” Grandmother Power is a potent collection of  beautifully-written, sensitive stories — accompanied by stunningly fine images. It will make you weep; make you dance, even humble you.  With this book author Paola Gianturco shows readers the intimate side of what she has dubbed “grandmother power.” In it, she identifies a new, international activist... (Read More ...)

Beyond the Tears: A True Survivor’s Story

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Beyond the Tears: A True Survivor’s Story Lynn C. Tolson http://beyondthetears.blogspot.com/ Reviewed by Anne Holmes for the NABBW This is one of those “can’t put it down” thrillers. It even begins with a “dark and stormy night:” “That night, December 20, 1978, the radio reported the most rain in Phoenix in one hundred years. Broadcasters called it the flood of the century. While I was driving, I listened to reports of accumulated rainfall and road closures. “Stay off the streets,” the announcer warned. The wet pavement reflected the colored holiday lights that adorned cactus.... (Read More ...)

Changing Shoes: Getting Older – Not Old – with Style, Humor and Grace

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Changing Shoes: Getting Older – Not Old – with Style, Humor and Grace Author: Tina Sloan http://www.changingshoes.com Reviewed by: Anne Holmes for NABBW While many women hide signs of aging with tight clothes, heavy makeup and plastic surgery, 67-year old Guiding Light legend Tina Sloan learned to welcome each phase of her life with effortless grace  — all while living a very public life. In the book Tina recalls how she made her first appearance on soap operas in the 1970s as the sex kitten on Somerset, and hit it big when she was cast as nurse Lillian Raines on Guiding Light, a role... (Read More ...)

Women, Wealth & Giving – The Virtuous Legacy of the Boomer Generation

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Author: Margaret May Damen, Niki N. McCuistionwww.womenwealthandgiving.com/ Reviewed By: Georgia Richardson Authors Damen and McCuistion wrote this book for two audiences: Baby boomer women who want to create a formalized and strategic giving plan, and fundraisers and development officers who need to better understand the giving culture of women boomers. The authors draw on their combined experiences – Damen as a Certified Financial Planner, investment adviser and endowment gift planning design specialist and McCuistion as a nonprofit founder, CEO and consultant – to challenge their readers... (Read More ...)

The Best of Everything After 50: The Expert\’s Guide to Style, Sex, Health, Money

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Author: Barbara Hannah Gruffermanwww.BestofEverythingAfter50.com Reviewed By: Anne Holmes I loved the introduction to this book. Author Grufferman starts out by saying, “I wrote this book for me.” She goes on to explain that once she got over the shock of turning 50, she wanted to do it right. That is: She wanted a plan for dealing wither new reality. She wanted to streamline her life down to the essential elements She wanted a go-to reference guide to her changing body and lifestyle She wanted a straightforward book that would put all the most useful information in one place, with... (Read More ...)

How\’d All These Ping Pong Balls Get in My Bag?

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Author: Leigh Anne Jashewaywww.accidentalcomic.com Reviewed By: Georgia Richardson Good things come in small packages and so it is with author Leigh Anne Jasheway\’s latest book, “How\’d All These Ping Pong Balls Get in My Bag!? – The Stressed-Out Woman\’s Guide to Letting Go with Laughter.” Known in humor circles as a “laugh master,” Jasheway has written a little book that delivers large doses of what we all need—ways to combat the stress of every day life by using humor and laughter to work through it. Loaded with statistics, studies, and personal experiences,... (Read More ...)

Saving the Best for Last

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Author: Jean Peelenhttp://jeanpeelen.com/ Reviewed By: Georgia Richardson When the student is ready, the teacher will come… I’ll admit it. When asked to review this book my first thought was, “Oh great, another self-help book.” I love it when I’m wrong. While Saving the Best for Last is a self-help book, this book surpasses all expectations, and a journey I’m grateful I didn’t miss. The writing is wonderfully seasoned, thoughtful, caring, and promises the reader a connection, or better said, a reconnection…to themselves. Chapter after chapter the authors tackle midlife topics... (Read More ...)

Marrying George Clooney: Confessions of a Midlife Crisis

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Author: Amy Ferrismarryinggeorgeclooney.com/blog Reviewed By: Georgia Richardson Reading warning: Hold on to your sensitivities as you ride with author Amy Ferris on her menopausal journey in Marrying George Clooney. It isn\’t for the faint of heart. In this book, the overuse of expletives reminds me of a potentially good meal…too much salt and you might ruin it. But get past the language and you find that the insider\’s view of her life is hilarious. I\’m talking knee-slapping funny; and I mean it. Wade through the intro and preface, ignore the annoying CAPS and italics... (Read More ...)

The Blue Cotton Gown: A Midwife\’s Memoir

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Author: Patricia Harmanwww.patriciaharman.com Reviewed By: Dotsie Bregel Patricia Harman is a nurse midwife in her husband\’s gynecology practice, so you must realize that not only are you getting up close and personal with her teen through 80 year-old patients, but you also get a behind the scenes glimpse of what it\’s like to own a medical practice during an age of upheaval in health care. Wander with Patricia throughout her days of caring. Meet the teen who becomes pregnant, the young mother who is trying to escape abuse, the midlife woman who fears for her daughter\’s... (Read More ...)