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Elizabeth Strout speaks through Olive Kitteridge in a voice familiar to baby boomers

After reading Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout, I’ve concluded that it is possible to really enjoy a well-written novel despite a depressing theme and a thoroughly unlikeable main character. Strout has now published the followup book titled Olive, Again (which is on my To Read list) and since I’d never read the original Olive Kitteridge, I thought I’d better get up to speed by reading it first….

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A big round of applause for Ali Wong

Ali Wong, comedienne and author of Dear Girls, Intimate Tales, Untold Secrets & Advice for Living Your Best Life falls into the same category as the writing of many other smart women I admire. Like Amy Schumer, Chelsea Handler and Broad City’s Ilana Glazer, Wong is totally without fear and without filters. Is it a generational thing that these women are so comfortable expressing themselves…

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Maye Musk’s life story is inspirational and a must-read

There are a number of inspirational women ‘of a certain age’ (baby boomers) I follow on social media. One of them is Canadian-born Maye Musk, a 71-year-old iconic fashion model and influencer. Musk is as smart as she is beautiful. She’s written a new book titled A Woman Makes A Plan, Advice For a Lifetime of Adventure, Beauty, and Success, and it’s full of inspirational stories…

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Women’s Work is not the definitive word on women’s work

After reading Women’s Work, A Reckoning With Work and Home by Megan K. Stack, I debated whether to even review it for BoomerBroadcast. If I don’t particularly enjoy a book, I usually don’t finish it, but the excellent writing compelled me to keep going, despite the fact I did not like the author or her message. I’ll review it anyway and if any of you read…

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Demi Moore’s cup is half full and she’s still brimming

Every once in a while we need to tuck into a good old fashioned Hollywood autobiography just to remind ourselves that high and mighty celebrities aren’t as high and mighty as we might think. They often started out with the same challenges as the rest of us and fame and fortune don’t necessarily guarantee happiness. This was brought home in actress Demi Moore’s recent memoir…

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