Daily Archives: December 24, 2014
HEY LADIES, Get Your FREE e-Book: “Life, Love & Laughter after Fifty”
One of the best things about owning a Kindle (http://goo.gl/c7Yj6z) e-reader are the free books. From today until December 27, you can get Midlife Cabernet: Life, Love & Laughter after Fifty for free. Zippo. Zilch. Nada. $0.00. Fans of Erma Bombeck will like this award-winning book. And hey, did we mention it is free?
From the description: “This book is a tribute to women who are over fifty and ready to explore life on new terms. It’s a humorous and sassy-yet-compassionate view of life over the hill, as well as a retrospective on the climb to the top.
In a series of themed essays in which her enjoyment of good wine is the connecting thread, Ambrose eschews ladylike censoring in her tale of life over fifty and moves the reader from skin-deep concerns to the social and emotional challenges of working motherhood, child rearing (”It comes down to survival of the funniest”), post-career life transitions, the richness of decades-long friendships, empty-nest syndrome, caring for older parents, and the joys and challenges of grandchildren.
Through it all, Ambrose returns to the metaphor of good wine, facetious in her described devotion to celebrating the special occasions as well as the everyday: “I’ll drink fine wine if my hangnail heals.”
Midlife Cabernet is an argument for joy despite parents with dementia, grandchildren with Down syndrome, financial loss, broken relationships, and slow metabolisms.
“Your challenge throughout the year is to keep the music playing,” the author writes. “Sing and play your own songs long after the confetti is thrown into the garbage, the bills are past due, and prosperity is still elusive.”
Ambrose will draw readers looking for frank conversation and a pick-me-up in the face of all the challenges midlife has to offer.
Sorry, fellas. Midlife Cabernet is probably targeted towards the ladies. Sadly, there don’t appear to be many car chases, explosions, or daring escapes from certain death.
But again, it does appar to be funny and poignant. Free books are one of the best aspects of Kindle ownership. It’s tough to beat free books!