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The 7% Solution: You CAN Afford a Comfortable Retirement

July 31st, 2012

The 7% Solution: You CAN Afford a Comfortable Retirement Author: John H. Graves Website: http://www.johngravessolution.com Reviewed By: Anne Holmes for the NABBW This book is written for retirees (or those who soon will be) and is designed to provide the reader with a proven, step-by-step program for an affordable and comfortable retirement. Given that so many Baby Boomers find their finances in disarray, it\’s an important read. Author Graves is not just writing theory here, he walks his talk: He\’s earned both ChFC (Chartered Financial Consultant) and CLU (Chartered Life Underwriter)... Read More

Empty Arms

July 30th, 2012

Empty Arms Author: Erika Liodice Website: http://www.erikaliodice.com/books/ Reviewed By: Anne Holmes for the NABBW This is the story of Catharine Chase, an ordinary woman, except for the fact that her entire life is built on a secret: She fell in love at 16, got pregnant, was exiled to a maternity home and wasn\’t allowed to keep her daughter. Prior to delivery, no one had told her the maternity home would separate her from her child. As a result, she\’s never been able to forget her child\’s first cries – or her screams as the baby she named Emily was forcibly removed... Read More

Dream New Dreams: Reimagining My Life After Loss

July 30th, 2012

Dream New Dreams: Reimagining My Life After Loss Author: Jai Pausch Website: http://www.tworoadsbooks.com/index.php/books/dream-on-jai-pausch/ Reviewed By: Anne Holmes for the NABBW Jai Pausch, the widow of Randy Pausch -the Carnegie Mellon professor best known for authoring THE LAST LECTURE after his diagnosis of pancreatic cancer – gives us a remarkably frank, deeply moving and thematically rich memoir about death, dying and the grieving process. In Dream New Dreams, we hear her story for the first time: her emotional journey from wife and mother to full-time caregiver, shuttling between... Read More

Mixed Feelings About the CDC’s Recent Call to Boomers

June 4th, 2012

Mixed Feelings About the CDC’s Recent Call to Boomers By Anne Holmes NABBW’s Baby Boomer Expert  Read More

The DASH DIET Action Plan: Proven to Boost Weight Loss and Improve Health

April 18th, 2012

The DASH DIET Action Plan: Proven to Boost Weight Loss and Improve Health Author: Marla Heller, MS, RD Website: http://dashdiet.org/newdashdietbook.asp Reviewed By: Anne Holmes for the NABBW The DASH Diet Action Plan is a user-friendly teaching guide to the DASH diet. Which is a good thing, because in late 2011, an expert panel from US News & World Report panel chose the DASH diet as the healthiest diet. Earlier it was reported that the same panel selected the DASH diet was the best diet in the US? Why did they choose DASH versus all the other plans? Because it has been proven in many, many... Read More

When Assassins and Allies Conspire

April 18th, 2012

When Assassins and Allies Conspire (Visionary Tales) Author: Ronda Del Boccio Website: http://www.profitablestorytelling.com/tag/when-assassins-and-allies-conspire Reviewed By: Anne Holmes for the NABBW This downloadable Kindle book is a collection of four short stories, written by master storyteller Ronda Del Boccio. Each story is prefaced by a brief author\’s introduction which shares with the reader her inspiration for that tale. I won\’t tell you about all of the stories, but I will say that each is different, and hugely creative. My favorite is the last one, a fantasy titled... Read More

The Pleasure of Your Company

April 18th, 2012

The Pleasure of Your Company Author: Carolyn Steele Agosta Website: http://carolynagosta.com Reviewed By: Anne Holmes for the NABBW It’s late in 2008, the economy stinks and Baby Boomer sisters Valerie, Miranda, and Helen are not only faced with the financial challenges of day-to-day life, but must deal with the death of their father and the division of his estate. As we meet the sisters, Valerie, a cellist with the New York City Ballet, is facing job upheaval. Miranda, a free-spirited art gallery owner, is frustrated with shop ownership and considering reviving an old love affair. And Helen,... Read More

When All That’s Left of Me Is Love: A Daughter’s Story of Letting Go

March 16th, 2012

When All That\’s Left of Me Is Love: A Daughter\’s Story of Letting Go Author: Linda Campanella Website: http://lindacampanella.tateauthor.com Reviewed By: Anne Holmes for the NABBW Linda Campanella calls herself an “accidental author.” No doubt this is because her book would never have been written had her mother, Nancy Sachsse, not died a year and a day after being diagnosed with terminal cancer, and Campanella not felt a deep need to come to terms with the pain of her loss. She wrote the book as a tribute to her mother and a gift to her father. The rest of the world... Read More

One for the Road

March 16th, 2012

One for the Road Author: Lynne Marshall Website: http://lynnemarshall.com Reviewed By: Anne Holmes for the NABBW Lynne Marshall\’s One For the Road is a delightful read. As the story begins, we meet D\’Anne Palmer, recently widowed and mad as heck. She and her husband Reese had led a life others dream of, travelling the US in a luxury motor coach. But all that changed when Reese died in her arms – well more specifically, in their bed, apparently a victim of a heart attack brought on by an accidentally self-administered toxic drug combination: Viagra and chest pain medication.... Read More

Beyond Broccoli: Creating a Biologically Balanced Diet When a Vegetarian Diet Doesn\’t Work

March 16th, 2012

Beyond Broccoli: Creating a Biologically Balanced Diet When a Vegetarian Diet Doesn\’t Work Author: Susan Schenck, LAc Website: http://www.livefoodfactor.com/susans-blog.html Reviewed By: Anne Holmes for the NABBW As you read this book it becomes quite evident that author Schenck, a licensed acupuncturist hasspent quite a bit of time researching her topic, using personal experiences and her own body to test various dietary strategies. A health seeker since age 16, she had strictly followed a raw vegan diet for six years, writing about this in an earlier book, The Live Food Factor. Initially... Read More