How exciting and what an honor to learn that one of my blog posts was selected for the book: Feisty After 45: The Best Blogs from Midlife Women, edited by Elaine Ambrose.
I absolutely love how the women in Feisty After 45 have taken real aspects from their lives, shared through their blogs, and invited us to feel, laugh, and experience with them. Nothing is left unsaid and many stories have an aspect of humorous irony that makes the reader smile along.
The blog of mine included is: HELP!! CELLULITE IS OVERTAKING MY BODY! What makes the blog even better is it includes information from credible websites that use evidenced based research to educate, as do I. However, as I say to anyone who has pranced the beach in her bathing skirt amongst the firm, 20 year-old thong-wearing group …to hell with it and enjoy!
Not all of the blogs are laugh out loud funny, as some are poignant and others take us on journeys we might not experience. For example, one of the blogs, titled Allegorie de Soie, written beautifully by Susan Swicegood Boswell, is a post about her travels to Machu Picchu, a place I have always wanted to visit. For her, it is a life affirming or even a life-changing event. You need to read and decide for yourself, but it truly inspired me. In the end, I felt I wanted to experience all of her encounters first hand.
I could go on and on, as I so connected with the stories on many levels. My only disappointment is that I didn’t get to meet the other writers in person. What a lively group gathering that would be for sure. However, I do get to associate with them through their inclusion in Feisty After 45.
How did Feisty Over 45 become so rich with great story telling? No doubt through the selections by editor, Elaine Ambrose. She is an amazing, well-published humor writer. One of her best selling books, Midlife Cabernet, is a very funny look at love and life in middle age. Loved it too. Publishers Weekly wrote that the book is “laugh-out-loud funny,” and Foreword Reviews wrote that the collection of essays is “an argument for joy.” Elaine won two national humor awards for Midlife Cabernet.
In this crazy election season, I say take an escape into authentic real-life stories where you will, no doubt, feel the kind of emotion that brings you to a better place created only from shared experiences, humor and joyful story telling. Have a wonderful journey!! I know I did.
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