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A Woman with (No) Strings Attached: A Memoir

June 10th, 2015

A Woman with (No) Strings Attached: A Memoir Author: Lucie Novak Reviewed by: Anne Holmes for the NABBW Another “slice of life” autobiographical tale, this one is an unusual and explicit memoir of one women’s journey to sexual enlightenment. Author Lucie Novak tells readers at the outset that for much of her life, she had found physical activities such as skiing (“… and I am a very good skiier.”) far more exciting than sex. In fact, she writes, at age 58, having lived with a lifetime of boring, conventional sex with her husband, she had actually convinced herself... Read More

Rainbows Over Ruins

June 10th, 2015

Rainbows Over Ruins Author: Susan Sherayko, Foreword by Noah St. John Reviewed for the NABBW by Anne Holmes This book opens with an arresting personal crisis: Author Sherayko writes of how she came home from work one evening to discover more than a mere catastrophe. What she found when she turned the key in the door of her beloved 1930s era Los Angles home – a home which was literally built into a mountain – was a literally life altering event. Her three dogs greeted her, tails wagging, and surrounded by mud, as more mud literally drooled down the stairs while water dripped from the... Read More

Date Me, Date My Dog: Finding Mr. Right for You and Your Pack

August 4th, 2014

Date Me, Date My Dog: Finding Mr. Right for You and Your Pack By: Leigh Anne Jasheway Kindle Nook Reviewed for the NABBW by Anne Holmes I’ve always felt that introducing my pets – or my human children – to any people I’d either recently met — or even worked with — was a perfect litmus test. Based on years of experience, I now know unerringly, that if they don’t like them, it is in my best interest to immediately dissolve the relationship. It took me a few (well, OK, quite a few) bad endings before I figured this out. Not to mention a couple of incidents that were painful at... Read More

The Living Memories Project: Legacies That Last

July 18th, 2014

The Living Memories Project: Legacies That Last Amazon Barnes & Noble Authors: Meryl Ain, Arthur M. Frischman, and Stewart Ain Reviewed for the NABBW by: Anne Holmes The Living Memories Project is a collection of inspirational personal accounts from more than 30 people, each sharing their own unique stories of how they have or are carrying on the memories of someone they loved. Some of the storytellers are people whose names you will likely recognize, such as: Lynda Johnson Robb, who writes lovingly of how she keeps alive her memories of her mother, former first lady Lady Bird Johnson Jack... Read More

Do Not Go Quietly: A Guide to Living Consciously and Aging Wisely for People Who Weren\’t Born Yesterday

November 22nd, 2013

Do Not Go Quietly: A Guide to Living Consciously and Aging Wisely for People Who Weren\’t Born Yesterday Kindle Edition Author: George & Sedena Cappannelli Reviewed by:  Anne Holmes for the NABBW This insightful and groundbreaking book has already won several awards, including: The 2013 USA Best Book Award for spirituality and inspiration The 2013 Independent Book Sellers Books For Better Living Gold Medal The Pinnacle Achievement Award For Most Inspirational Non-Fiction Book of 2013 and The California Book Sellers Award Which means this reviewer is in good company when I write... 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 is... 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

A Cruise I Couldn’t Refuse

March 25th, 2013

A Cruise I Couldn’t Refuse By Linda Ballou NABBW’s Adventure Travel Expert  Read More

A Retirement Income Roadmap for Women

March 11th, 2013

By Pamela J. Sams, CRPC NABBW’s Retirement Planning for Women Expert  Read More

Living Abroad as an International House Sitter

January 14th, 2013

If you have ever dreamed of living abroad, you are not alone. There are a growing number of boomers who have packed up their belongings in order to establish residency in a new country. Americans and Canadians often wander south to warmer climates found in Mexico, Panama, Costa Rica, Belize, or Ecuador.  Read More