The "cheerleader of the sandwich generation" (Booklist), Frances Weaver is a voice of rare inspiration in a wilderness of youth culture and wrinkle creams. In The Girls with the Grandmother Faces -- finally available in trade paperback after a successful hardcover run -- Weaver tackles the difficult questions with enough wit, pluck, and infectious self-confidence to shame anyone half her age, and provides the good, practical advice that has made her the national heroine of women over fifty-five. Like Erma Bombeck's and Garrison Keillor's, her writing rings with humor and commonsensical wisdom, motivating her readers to keep their freedom and independence, even as she challenges them to engage their imagination and curiosity: "Just who are you going to be for the last act, the last twenty percent of your life? How much will the rest of your life characterize your feeling for life itself?"
Published to coincide with the release of her new hardcover, I'm Not As Old As I Used to Be, The Girls with the Grandmother Faces is set to be a perennial favorite. As more Boomers reach retirement age, more women than ever will reach for Weaver's inspirational "why-not" (rather than "how-to") book -- for the courage it instills in us to follow our dreams at any stage of life.
For Ages: 18+ years old
Number Of Pages: 208
Published: February 1998
Dimensions (cm): 20.015 x 12.776 x 1.194
Weight (kg): 0.213