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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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The Dutch House is an engaging fairy tale by a respected author

Author Ann Patchett has a strong reader following. Her latest novel The Dutch House was an engaging story and well-written. It’s set in a suburb of Philadelphia with side trips to New York City. The book’s title refers to a stately, slightly eccentric old mansion built during the 1920s by the VanHoebeeks, a family of successful Dutch immigrants who made their fortune selling cigarettes to the…

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