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Pressing My Luck: A Doctor’s Lottery Journey

November 15th, 2013

Pressing My Luck: A Doctor’s Lottery Journey Kindle Edition Author:  Shirley Press, MD Reviewed by:  Anne Holmes for the NABBW As this memoir opens in early September 2010, Dr. Shirley Press is a board-certified, pediatric emergency physician with 30 years of experience treating children with acute medical conditions. She is director of the Pediatric Emergency Department at Jackson Memorial Hospital and an Associate Professor of Clinical Pediatrics at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. A woman busy trying to balance patients, paperwork, her personal needs and the needs of her... Read More

Shifting Gears To Your Life and Work After Retirement: A Boomer\’s Roadmap to Transform Retirement into the Best Time of Your Life, Created by Two Boomers Who Did It

September 23rd, 2013

Shifting Gears To Your Life and Work After Retirement: A Boomer\’s Roadmap to Transform Retirement into the Best Time of Your Life, Created by Two Boomers Who Did It Kindle Edition Nook Edition Author: Carolee Duckworth & Marie Langworthy http://www.shiftinggearstoyourlifeandworkafterretirement.com/ Reviewed for the NABBW by: Anne Holmes  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... Read More

I Thought I\’d Be Done By Now: Hope and Help for Mothers of Adult Children Searching for Peace (Vol. 1)

September 23rd, 2013

 I Thought I’d Be Done By Now: Hope and Help for Mothers of Adult Children Searching for Peace (Vol. 1) I Thought I’d Be Done By Now: Hope and Help for Mothers of Adult Children Searching for Peace (Vol. 1) Kindle Edition Nook Edition Author: Wendy Boorn,  MC LPC http://www.MothersofAdultChildren.com Reviewed for the NABBW by: Anne Holmes   I Thought I’d Be Done by Now contains 183 one-page vignettes, or short stories, about adult children between the ages of 25 and 50. The author, Wendy Boorn, is a psychotherapist, with 34 years’ experience, during which she served over 1,200... Read More

Class Reunions Can Be Murder — Every Wife Has A Story; A Carol and Jim Andrews Baby Boomer Mystery

August 13th, 2013

Class Reunions Can Be Murder — Every Wife Has A Story; A Carol and Jim Andrews Baby Boomer Mystery (Baby Boomer Mysteries) Kindle edition Author:  Susan Santangelo http://babyboomermysteries.com/ Reviewed for NABBW by:  Anne Holmes   This book, the fourth of her Carol and Jim Andrews cozies, continues the humorous Baby Boomer Mystery series featuring Carol Andrews and her beloved husband, Jim, who somehow seem to regularly run into dead bodies as they navigate life\’s highway toward their twilight years. This time around, the story begins as Carol’s fortieth high school reunion... Read More

The Girl Who Did Not Like Her Name

August 12th, 2013

The Girl Who Did Not Like Her Name By Chloe JonPaul Reviewed for the NABBW by Anne Holmes How many of us lived through a time when we didn’t like our names? I know I did. And so did many people I know, including my daughter, for whom we thought we had selected a lovely appellation: “Jennifer Zoe.”   She, too, didn’t care for her name, and throughout her grade school years she kept modifying it: Jennifer, Jenny, Jen… We teased her that the only thing left was to call herself “Je,” or simply “J.” Author Chloe JonPaul knows all about these naming woes, having spent 35 years teaching... Read More

Pirate\’s Plunder: An Adele Bonny Adventure

August 9th, 2013

Pirate’s Plunder: An Adele Bonny Adventure (Book 1) Kindle Edition Author:  Wendy Wilkinson Reviewed by:  Anne Holmes for the NABBW This is a fun book which chronicles the story of bounty hunter Adele Bonny, fictional niece, to the infamous real-life pirate, Anne Bonny. Though it’s been thirteen generations since Anne Bonny and her fellow pirates prowled the seas looking for tall ships to plunder, this book tells of how infamous Pirate Anne Bonny and her current-day niece Adele transcend time and team up in order to solve modern day pirate retrieval cases throughout the Caribbean. Author... Read More

Self and Soul: On Creating a Meaningful Life

July 23rd, 2013

Self and Soul: On Creating a Meaningful Life Kindle edition Barnes & Noble Nook edition Author:  Lorraine Ash, M.A., foreword by Joseph Dispenza http://www.LorraineAsh.com Reviewed for the NABBW by:  Anne Holmes  This is a brief but powerful  memoir, whose goal  is to speak directly to anyone who has experienced any sort of personal tragedy, life changing event  or trauma which has left them reeling, trying desperately to make sense of their lives and the world.   As memoirs do, Ash begins by sharing her story: The wrenching trauma of how she and her husband lost their only child,... Read More

Reluctantly Related: Secrets To Getting Along With Your Mother-in-Law or Daughter-in-Law

July 21st, 2013

Reluctantly Related: Secrets To Getting Along With Your Mother-in-Law or Daughter-in-Law Kindle edition Barnes & Noble Nook edition Author:  Deanna Brann, Ph.D. http://www.drdeannabrann.com/ Reviewed for the NABBW by:  Anne Holmes Dr. Brann, a licensed clinical psychotherapist, begins this book by telling of her own experience with her daughter-in-law, sharing an example of a family thanksgiving get-together that became a disaster  because both she and her daughter-in-law interpreted events from their own perspectives. To make the situation totally clear, she tells us both sides of the... Read More

Blind Curves: One Woman’s Unusual Journey to Reinvent Herself and Answer: What Now?

June 2nd, 2013

Blind Curves: One Woman’s Unusual Journey to Reinvent Herself and Answer: What Now? Kindle edition Barnes & Noble Nook edition Author:  Linda Crill http://lindacrill.com/ Reviewed for NABBW by:  Anne Holmes Vroom! Linda Crill is a former Fortune 100 corporate executive, who successfully transitioned into careers as a consultant/trainer and speaker, and eventually started a company with her husband. This book tells the story of how she added biker (yes, as in Harleys) to her resume at age 57 as the result of a moment of rebellion.   What could cause such a major shift in her life’s... Read More

Grandmother Power: A Global Phenomenon

May 17th, 2013

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