IT ALL STARTED HERE ON WORDPRESS WITH ONE LITTLE BLOG!

THANK YOU TO MY BLOG MASTER FOR PUTTING ME ON WORDPRESS.   I blogged a little blog.  A few people read it.  I blogged again – another little blog. People visited and viewed it.  I found I had an outlet to my voice.  I blogged again and again.  All little blogs. Now I have a book.  It is available for circulation in my local library.  One of my clients ordered a book and donated it to her local library.

“My father would be so proud,” my mother would tell me.   He revered books. My mother revered crafts.  As you can see, I had no shot at being a big business person from the very beginning!  But, I have already been on one podcast, one radio talk show, am scheduled to do a book talk, am scheduled to be on a local public access t v interview show, and will be on a podcast radio show -that operates out of Durham, NC.  And my book just debuted Oct. 6th!   “Not too shabby,” my friend would say.

If YOU WANT TO BUY A COPY FOR YOUR LIBRARY, THAT WOULD BE A FABULOUS CHANUKAH GIFT TO ME AND TO OTHERS WHO ARE AGING.  AND 18% of the proceeds goes to Memorial Sloan Kettering – if not for our sakes, then for the sake of our children.

p.s.  I AM FIVE FULL CHAPTERS INTO MY NEXT BOOK!

 

 

 

 

Another five star review. Thank you!

It was filled with humorous experiences and also sad ones. I enjoyed reading it, learning that as my grandmother said, “Getting old is hard work!”

Nothing comes easy, and especially not aging. Thank you to this reader/reviewer who got my book!

Click on look inside on http://www.amazon.com RAGING AGAINST AGING.  For the 60 + crowd.  Think:  HOLIDAY GIFT!

 

YOU CAN LOOK INSIDE! Read the TABLE OF CONTENTS and preview the beginning of chapter 1. See for yourself! Give the gift of laughter and buy as holiday gifts!

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ANOTHER FABULOUS REVIEW!!!

on October 25, 2017
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This book is nuch too short, which is the only thing I have againt it. Short, pithy chapters, full of wisdom and wit and always with a little twist that moves you deeply and makes you reflect back about your own experiene. Take for example the hilariously funny and so poignant chapter about Becker’s mother. At the age of 87, sufferring from Parkinson’s disease and living in an assisted-living facility, she meets a younger, 84-year-old wrack of a man and they happily get married. Ms Becker dubs him G.I. Joe, because he had served in the Korean War. He makes serious plans to take his bride out of the facility after the wedding and move in with his daughter-in-law. Sadly, that was not to be, becuase G.I. Joe died of a broken heart – “he wanted his manhood and independence back so badly” (p. 35). Or take the “Shoes Again” chapter, which develops from what seems to be a frivolous, girlish preoccupation with footwear into a major lesson in human relationship, in fact leading to the most significant relationship of Ms Becker’s life, with her future second husband. “I am a woman, and therefore, I am defined by my footwear. How do I know? Because once, when I started a new job, a whole year and three months passed before a colleague spoke to me, and the first words she ever said to me were, ‘Oh, what cute shoes!'” Everything they say about the book in rhe reviews is spot on. But it’s much more than enjoyable, it is also a hugely satisfying book. Read it with close attention and you will get a lot of good tips for your own life changes. We do hope to hear more o Jacqueline Becker in the future.

MY BOOK WIL BE AVAILABLE ON KINDLE next MONDAY OCTOBER 16.

Know someone in their 60s who has grandkids?  Maybe buy them this book along with the gift of laughter it will give – as a holiday present!  Please remember to leave a good review if you enjoyed the read!  Thank you!

 

PLEASE TUNE IN TOMORROW OCTOBER 10 AT 11 a.m. SENIOR MOMENTS 88.1 FM WCWP. org

I was taped on Oct 3rd and talked about my life and how I came to write:  RAGING AGAINST AGING, kicking & screaming, laughing & crying, stretching & kvetching – available on Amazon and soon on Kindle.  The show will air tomorrow.  We laughed the entire hour and I hope you will, too.  RAGE, AGE with HUMOR!!!

 

I AM ON THE PODCAST -guest of Rabbi Address. INTERVIEW about my book

If you go to http://www.jewishsacredaging.org you will see that I am the featured guest of Rabbi Address.  He interviews me for 26 minutes about my new book:  RAGING AGAINST AGING kicking & screaming, laughing & crying, stretching & kvetching.  Available NOW on http://www.Amazon.com and Kindle.

AVAILABLE NOW ON AMAZON.COM OR AMAZON PRIME!!!!!!!

http://www.amazon.com  Search for Raging Against Aging.

MY PRESS RELEASE!

Jacqueline Becker For Immediate Release 10/1/2017
pbj27@optonline.net

 

October 12, 2017, date of publication on Amazon and Kindle of RAGING AGAINST AGING

My new nonfiction book is about getting older: kicking & screaming, laughing & crying, stretching & kvetching and is obviously targeted to the Boomers. It is very NYC and very Jewish, and I’m told, it is quite funny. It is not a how-to. It is a collection of personal narratives that started as small blogs that grew into my book.

My husband and I were in NYC celebrating our 25th anniversary. It was mid-afternoon when we found ourselves on a long line to board the crosstown bus. We were holding onto the straps behind the driver ,when suddenly, two young girls got up. I turned around to see who the lucky old people were. My husband was the only one standing behind me. I realized those seats were meant for US!

I wish I could tell you that I felt dignified, respected, deserving. The truth was I was mortified! I was OUTRAGED! Somehow I managed to mutter a thank-you but the whole ride back to our hotel, I fretted about what had given me away. Was it my gray roots? Was it my wrinkles? My sagging neck? My orthopedic shoes that I have to wear?

Hence, the title: RAGING AGAINST AGING and chapter one: Orthopedic shoes and Dinner. Can Orthopedic Shoes be sexy? romantic?

If you know what I am talking about, you may want to buy my book. If you have not yet had the pleasure of this experience, then you may want to buy my book for your mother or aunt or grandmother.

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Shoes Again!!!!

We walk to the cross town bus.  We wait on line.  We board  the crowded bus.  Two young girls – Are they  in their teens?  Are they in their early twenties?  What difference does it make? – offer their seats.  I look behind me to see whom they are talking to.  My husband is standing right behind me.  They are getting up.  The seats are empty.  I am confused.  In a split second, the opportunist in me goes for the seats.  I manage to whisper a thank-you but for the duration of the ride back to the hotel I keep asking myself:  Was it my gray roots?  Was it my wrinkled face?  Was it my orthopedic shoes?  

I look down at my feet.  The shoes are cute in an ugly way, I reassure myself.   I remember my girlfriend’s son’s wedding.  It was a black tie affair for the family members.  It was not difficult for me to find a lavender ruched cocktail dress that made my figure look good and brought out my lavender blue eyes.  Then I looked down at my feet.  I did not know what to do.  I had worn cork low heeled sandals to my own daughter’s wedding and that was several years ago.  I went online and ordered a pair of cork bottomed flat silver sandals that I knew were too sporty for the event but what choice did I have?  My husband put on his black sneakers. 

We arrived a few minutes early and I had the opportunity to look at everyone’s feet as they entered the lobby.  I found one woman hiding a pair of silver loafers under a royal blue gown. Another woman had a pair of sneakers under her red sequined pants outfit.  Why isn’t anyone making silver flat comfortable Mary Janes in a stretchy fabric with a glitzy button?   And don’t think I did not beg for something like this when I was at Harry’s.  Naot?  Finn?  Aetrex?  Is anyone listening?unnamed-2