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Book Review: My Reaction to Peter Attia MD’s new book, “Outlive”

April 27th, 2023

Title: Outlive: The Science & Art of Longevity Author:  Peter Attia, MD (author, audiobook narrator) with Bill Gifford (author) Reviewed for BabyBoomer.org by Gregory Damian   I started listening to Peter Attia MD’s “The Drive” podcast in December of 2021. At first I was skeptical of some of Dr Attia’s thoughts and positions. I assumed he was a standard medicine 2.0 doctor. Medicine 2.0 is the term that Peter, himself, uses for the current state of health care, or more properly labeled “disease care.” I was quickly convinced that his approaches were... Read More

Book Review: Lost Angel Unleashed: You’ll Be “Gobsmacked” At Ballou’s Third Book in Her Lost Angel Travel Series

April 19th, 2023

Title: Lost Angel Unleashed: Stories from the Heart (Lost Angel Travel Series: Book Three) Author Linda Ballou Reviewed for the NABBW by Anne Holmes Lost Angel Unleashed is the third in Linda Ballou’s Lost Angel Travel Series. The first two are Lost Angel Walkabout: One Traveler’s Tales  and Lost Angel in Paradise: Outdoor Days From L.A. to the Lost Coast of California. Walkabout covers Linda’s travel writing experiences up until about 2010 and Paradise shares 32 of her favorite day trips from Malibu to Mendocino. I have now been privileged to lose myself in all three books,... Read More

Book Review: Brent Green’s ‘Noble Chaos: A Novel’ Offers Rare Opportunity to Relive the Collegiate Experience of the Turbulent Sixties and Seventies

January 15th, 2023

Title: Noble Chaos: A Novel Author Brent Green Audiobook narrated by Jack de Golia Reviewed for the NABBW by Anne Holmes Let me begin my review with this disclaimer: Brent Green’s Noble Chaos, is a book that powerfully resonates in my heart. It speaks deeply to me, as not only was I a student at the University of Wisconsin-Madison during the early 1970s, but Madison is my hometown. Which means I was there during the 1960’s, when that campus became a hotbed of student activism, with student protests mostly focused on the highly unpopular Viet Nam war. In high school, I had a part-time... Read More

Book Review: “Pap Pap Goes To Paris” is a Fun Picture Book to Gift to That Specially Beloved Child in Your Life

December 1st, 2022

Pap Pap goes to Paris By Janie Dempsey Watts, Illustrated by Lyn Martin Reviewed for the NABBW by Anne Holmes Snow globes and the winter holidays always seem to go together, so this is a wonderful time for me to share author and grandmother Janie Dempsey Watts’s delightful picture book about Ricky, his parents and his grandfather, who are lucky enough to live together. The book, available in both paperback and Kindle, is beautifully illustrated by Lyn Martin, who has previously illustrated more than 35 children’s books. Not quite 30 pages long, the book is a perfect length for bedtime... Read More

Strigberger’s Latest Book ‘Boomers, Zoomers and Other Oomers’ Will Have You Laughing Over the Dread “A Word:” Aging

September 16th, 2022

Title: Boomers, Zoomers, and Other Oomers: A Boomer-biased Irreverent Perspective on Aging  Author: Marcel Strigberger ISBN-10#:0995950121 Reviewed for the NABBW by Anne Holmes Canadian author Marcel Strigberger says he is a humorist trapped inside the body of a former litigation lawyer. You might think that is a unique resume starter, and you’d be correct. I’m pretty sure I don’t know of any other retired attorneys who can say that they have also worked as a stand-up comedian, sharing the stage with big-name humorists like Howie Mandel, Bob Saget and Jim Carrey. Although (sidebar... Read More

Wish You Could Improve Your Mobility Without Pain Or Injury? The Book ‘Stretching for 50+’ Shows You How to Succeed

September 15th, 2022

Title: Stretching for 50+: A Customized Program for Increasing Flexibility, Avoiding Injury and Enjoying an Active Lifestyle, 2nd Edition Author: Dr. Karl Knopf ISBN-10#: 1612436714 Reviewed for the NABBW by Anne Holmes This slim, 128-page book is designed for people who know that health and fitness  are only achieved by staying active and doing as many good things for themselves as they can, says its Introduction. Most of us Boomers were taught a number of outdated fitness rules that could actually cause us more hard than good, says the author, who explains that it is not so much about “more... Read More

‘Core Strength for 50+’ Author Says Your Core is Critical to Mobility, But You Won’t Need a Gym Membership to Achieve It

September 14th, 2022

Title: Core Strength for 50+: A Customized Program for Safely Toning Ab, Back, and Oblique Muscles Author: Dr. Karl Knopf ISBN-10#: 978-1-612-43101-7 Reviewed for the NABBW by Anne Holmes From swinging a pickle ball paddle to lifting and toting a grandchild, or even hauling a bag of groceries, your core strength is everything. Balance, agility and youthful stature are just a few of the benefits of a toned and powerful midsection. This handy paperback book, Core Strength for 50+,  has everything you need to: • Improve your posture • Enhance your athletic performance • Keep your low back... Read More

Jan Cullinane’s Latest Edition of ‘The New Retirement’ Is Like Having a Sage Life Coach on Speed Dial

September 14th, 2022

Title: The New Retirement: The Ultimate Guide to the Rest of Your Life   Author: Jan Cullinane (Foreward by Kerry Hannon) ISBN-10: 978-1-119-83815-9  Reviewed for the NABBW by Anne Holmes This the third edition of Jan Cullinane’s seminal work, and as Kerry Hannon says in her foreword, “(This book) is a persuasive reminder that retirement is vastly different today than in previous generations, and (it) will continue to mutate.” As I write this review, we are living in a time of rampant inflation, post-Covid, when everything – especially food and medical care –... Read More

If You’ve Been Wondering ‘Who Will Take Care of Me When I’m Old?’ Author Joy Loverde Has Your Answers

September 9th, 2022

Title: Who Will Take Care of Me When I’m Old? Plan Now to Safeguard Your Health and Happiness in Old Age Author:  Joy Loverde ISBN: 978-0-7382-1963-9 Reviewed for the NABBW by:  Anne L. Holmes This book, published in 2017, promises to be everything you need to know to plan for your own safe, financially secure, healthy, and happy old age. It’s an important theme, because so many of us Baby Boomers have been too busy dealing with the needs of the here and now to have any time to plan for the future.  But, the fact is, if we don’t have a support system in place, the mere thought... Read More

Gramps Jeffrey Ponders Our Nation’s Opioid Overdose Epidemic and the Proliferation of Homeless Baby Boomers, Wonders Why We Can’t Do More

December 1st, 2021

Guest post by Gramps Jeffrey, author of “I Don’t Want to Turn 3” For years, we Baby Boomers have viewed ourselves as the best generation our great country has ever seen. Prior to President Biden, who is a member of the Silent Generation (born 1925 to 1945), we Boomers (born 1946 to 1964) have actually run the country since the early 1990s: Bill Clinton from 1993 to 2001, George W. Bush from 2001 to 2009, Barack Obama from 2009 to 2017, and Donald Trump from 2017 to 2021. But I’m asking you to look at the chaos we have created. Two issues stand out starkly for me: Our children are dying... Read More