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Jed Diamond’s Newest Book, “12 Rules for Good Men” Continues His Mission to Help Men Understand Themselves While Helping Women Understand What Good Men Really Need

November 19th, 2019

NOTE: I was lucky enough to be invited to read a pre-publication copy of this book. As a result of that early reading, and my subsequent positive impression, I am honored to tell you that you’ll find a brief quote from me – along with the thoughts of dozens of other authors, coaches and medical experts – at the front of the book and on the front and back covers. Now, given that disclaimer, here’s my totally honest opinion of this book in a single sentence: If there’s a man in your life that you care about, you owe it to yourself and to him to buy this book. Heck,... Read More

In-Laws Can Be Murder: Every Wife Has a Story (Eighth in the Series)

September 23rd, 2019

In-Laws Can Be Murder: Every Wife Has a Story (A Baby Boomer Mystery Book 8) By Susan Santangelo http://babyboomermysteries.com Reviewed for the NABBW by Anne Holmes   Carol and Jim Andrews are back again in this eighth installment of author Santangelo’s “Every Wife Has a Story” Carol and Jim Andrews Baby Boomer Mystery series. This one entitled “In-Laws Can Be Murder.” A bit of time has passed since daughter Jenny married Mark Anderson, her best buddy since grade school days, who’s now a detective on the Fairport, Connecticut police force. In fact, as the book opens,... Read More

Who Doesn’t Want to Age with Gusto? Here’s How to Become Chronologically Gifted

February 28th, 2019

Title: Chronologically Gifted: Aging with Gusto: A Practical Guide for Healthy Living to Age 123 Available in Kindle and Paperback formats Author: Dr. Erica Miller Reviewed for the NABBW by: Anne L. Holmes In the very first chapter, Dr. Erica Miller tells readers she is convinced that a huge part of why aging seems to come upon us so suddenly and so overwhelmingly is because we don’t take steps now to give ourselves the best possible chance to live long, healthy and meaningful lives. She also tells us two key things about herself: She is “a spry eighty-something dynamo, actively... Read More

Ballou’s New Book “Lost Angel in Paradise,” Shares Why Not All Who Wander are Lost

February 6th, 2019

Title:Lost Angel in Paradise: Outdoor Days from L.A. to the Lost Coast of California (Lost Angel Adventures) Available in Kindle format (with free app) Author: Linda Ballou Reviewed for the NABBW by: Anne L. Holmes Now you can delight in day tripping adventures along with adventure travel writer Linda Ballou, who’s long been known for her enticing articles about her power-packed  outdoor days along the sun-splashed California coast from Malibu to Mendocino. For years, Linda’s many friends have asked her if they could come with her on these adventures, and she’s always declined.... Read More

Shifting Gears To Your Life and Work After Retirement: A Roadmap to Transform Retirement into the Best Time of Your Life – Second Edition

October 25th, 2018

Print Edition (Soft Cover) Authors: Dr. Carolee Duckworth & Dr. Marie Langworthy Website: https://www.lifeandworkafterretirement.com  Reviewed for the NABBW by: Anne Holmes Note: This is a revised and updated soft cover edition of the original book, which we reviewed in 2013. Thirty years with lots of time and not so much money makes for a VERY long vacation.  So… what’s a 55+ Baby Boomer to do?  Work? Play? Travel? Volunteer? Or what about developing your own scenario which is a combination of all these?  Will you choose to work here at home or abroad? Alone or with a partner? In... Read More

Fast Track to Romance: An Exclusive Online Dating Guide for Mature Women

July 11th, 2018

Title: Fast Track to Romance: An Exclusive Online Dating Guide for Mature Women Available in: Kindle and Paperback Author: Gail Karpus Reviewed for the NABBW by: Anne L. Holmes Few of us want to spend the last decades of our lives alone. That’s a given. But given that the Center for Disease Prevention (CDC), recently reported that the average 65-year-old woman can expect to live for 19.3 more years, and we’ve long known that women traditionally live longer than men, the odds are pretty good that we will find ourselves single at some time in our mature years. Beyond that, as Fast... Read More

Done With the Crying: Help and Healing for Mothers of Estranged Adult Children

May 6th, 2018

Title: Done With the Crying: Help and Healing for Mothers of Estranged Adult Children Available in paperback, Kindle and Audiobook formats Author: Sheri McGregor, M.A. Reviewed for the NABBW by: Anne L. Holmes   In writing  Done With The Crying: Help and Healing for Mothers of Estranged Adult Children, Sheri McGregor, M.A., hopes to help parents whose adult children have chosen, for one reason or another, to leave the family unit. She writes not just from her professional expertise as a life coach, but also from her personal experience — one of her five adult children, a son, is... Read More

Move or Improve? The Baby Boomers Guide to Housing Options: How to Choose What’s Right for You

April 27th, 2018

Title: Move or Improve? The Baby Boomers Guide to Housing Options: How to Choose What’s Right for You Available in paperback and Kindle formats Author: Debbie C. Miller Reviewed for the NABBW by: Anne L. Holmes Author Debbie C. Miller is a licensed Realtor with over 20 years’ experience specializing in assisting older (55+) home buyers and sellers. With her additional certifications as a Certified Senior Advisor, and a Lifestyle Transition SpecialistR ,  she knows that her clients have a myriad of decisions to make. And she knows that sometimes the maze of moving-related decisions,... Read More

In ‘Isosceles’ Day’ Young Readers Share a Day in the Life of a Happily Rescued Dog

April 23rd, 2018

Title: Isosceles’ Day   Available in hard cover, paperback and Kindle formats Author: Kevin J. Meehan Reviewed for the NABBW by: Anne L. Holmes What a fun book, both for young readers – and those who enjoy hearing someone read them a story! Author Kevin J. Meehan, whose “day job” is as  an integrative health care practitioner with expertise in acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, lives his life according to a favorite quote: “With the eyes of a child, we learn how to see!” He has clearly used this philosophy when writing and illustrating his book. Each page... Read More

Live Your Life: 14 Days to the Best You

March 16th, 2018

Title: Live Your Life: 14 Days to the Best You Available in: Kindle and Paperback Author: Ann LeFevre, PhD, LCSW, CMT Reviewed for the NABBW by: Anne L. Holmes Every time I start to write this review, I hear a song in the back of my brain: Firework, by Katy Perry. You know, the one with that great, very insistent and upbeat music, that’s almost stressful — and the  lyrics that begin like this: “Do you ever feel like a plastic bag Drifting thought the wind Wanting to start again Do you ever feel, feel so paper thin Like a house of cards One blow from caving in Do you ever feel... Read More