Friday, November 21, 2014

Fabulous After 50


Title: FABULOUS AFTER FIFTY
Author: Shirley Mitchell
Publisher: Whitaker House
June 2013
ISBN: 978-1603747370
Genre: Nonfiction

Faced with the constant barrage of a youth-oriented culture, many women today have developed a negative attitude toward the unpleasant reality of aging. Author Shirley W. Mitchell challenges women approaching 50 not to fear their futures but to embrace them. Realize that going through physical, emotional, and spiritual changes can take you into a realm of amazing possibilities. Among the topics Shirley covers are...

~ Overcoming midlife fears
~ Coping with loss
~ Creating and fulfilling dreams
~ Shaping spiritual life
~ Improving fitness and diet

The quantity of years in your life does not need to decrease the quality of your life. Here's dynamic proof that living longer can also mean living better!

FABULOUS AFTER FIFTY is the first book by Ms. Mitchell I’ve read. I’m used to being on her talk show “Aging Outside the Box” and I expected to hear Ms. Mitchell’s deep southern accent as I read the pages of the book. It did shine through in some places and I smiled as I imagined Ms. Mitchell saying the words.

I loved the top ten lists that are included in the chapters as well as the attitudes of aging. Ms. Mitchell also included biblical truths in each chapter. A great reminder that over fifty is our second adulthood and we need to keep dreaming, keep working, and exercise to keep our minds and bodies strong, active and healthy. Highly recommended. Available in print and ebook. 192 pages. 

3 comments:

CatiLou said...

Nice review! I loved what you said about Shirley's southern drawl coming through. It reflects not only her heart as she wrote, but your knack for dialogue and bringing printed words to life.

Judy said...

Loved your review Laura. I am putting this book on my wish list.

Wondering if I have to take back the box of dark & milk chocolate caramels and the cherry cordial m&m's I bought at Walmart this morning! (I decided I'll eat them in moderation!)

Lord willing I do plan to start cutting back on sugar starting January 2nd.

Blessings!
Judy B

Shirley W. Mitchell said...

Hi Laura,
Thank you so much for the review on my book! I really enjoy having you on my Radio Show, and I have enjoyed reading your books as well! I pray things are going well for you and your family. God Bless!
Shirley W. Mitchell
"The Golden Agg of Aging"