Whether you are 29, 99, or someplace in between, you will find this touching, inspirational book to be a positive guide to living life to the fullest. This book is exactly what women at all stages of life need to reach their full potential. ~Candace Bahr and Ginita Wall, Co-founders, Women’s Institute for Financial Education (WIFE.org)
“The authors make a unique contribution to the literature on women because they discuss in detail, based on their research, the specific issues most troubling to women. This is a book that everyone in the family should read: grandmothers, mothers, and their daughters, as well as the men in their lives, in order to understand the most common pressing challenges of women brought by each decade of life.” ~Janet Horn, MD, co-author, The Smart Woman’ s Guide to Midlife and Beyond: A No-Nonsense Approach to Staying Healthy after 50.
“This inspiring book shows women the breadth of their choices and possibilities for endless personal growth. Women have a gift for personal honesty and for story telling and the two come together in this book to help us know each other, draw strength from one another and teach each other. There is a lot of wisdom in this book. It’s a tonic to read.” ~Pepper Schwartz, PhD, Professor of Sociology, University of Washington and author of Prime: Adventures and Advice about Sex, Love and the Sensual Years (HarperCollins, 2008)
I have had a chance to read your book (sections) and it is a great format, really interesting and informative. I got Cindy a copy and she said how much it helped her in knowing others in her age bracket have the same feelings, anxieties, etc. that she does. She really liked it. She said she would e-mail you, but I thought I’d share right now. With the 5 boys, sometimes, it takes her a while to find time to do these things. ~Susie W.
This book shows the variety of ways women handle aging, at all stages of life. The 45 percent of women who are not coping well can learn from successful women to embrace aging and the wisdom that comes with it. It’s interesting that women are often the hardest on other women, and that a lot of the hang ups women have about aging involve how they feel they will be perceived by other WOMEN, not men! We have got to stop looking at other women as competition, and help mentor and support each other. The authors give age-specific tasks to help embrace aging and to learn to value ourselves more. We are more than our physical appearance! Throughout the book, the importance of mentoring and being supportive of other women is key. A helpful guide for all women! ” ~Deborah Hill-Busselle, M.D.
“Dr. Nancy O’Reilly surveyed over 1200 women and learned that nearly half fear aging. Their book reviews individual psychosocial histories and offers suggestions to navigate successfully through each decade of life. This book is invaluable for anyone, man or woman, who wants to better understand the process of aging and receive helpful guidance.” ~Kathleen Farmer, PsyD, Co-author, Managing Migraine, A Patient’s Guide and Managing Migraine, A Physician’s Guide
“Women are needing and wanting to be heard and this book gives us a voice. It will add to ‘women’s world.’ The authors share their personal perspectives, which brings the book to life as do the stories of persons in each age group. I got teary eyed as some parts reminded me of my mom, whom I lost in April. I realized how fortunate I was with her role model for aging; she didn’t think of herself as old until about three days before she died. This book will touch women, and cause them to reflect, and to be grateful. You have made a significant contribution to women’s awareness, personal growth, and unique issues.” ~Fran Anderson, PsyD