So this is the POWER of the internet!

I posted a podcast on wordpress, Facebook, and Linked In.  A rabbi read the post, listened to the podcast, and contacted me and wants me to do a workshop about…AGING, of course.  From blog, to chapter, to chapters, to book, to writing on the blog site, to sharing on Facebook and Linked In, to a workshop.   This is the POWER of the INTERNET!

Will post details when I know the details!

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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!

 

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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After retirement

We walk to the bus stop. 

I don’t tell my husband that seniors can ride for half price.  I don’t want to call attention to myself.  We came to the city to escape the obvious and my husband does not want me to remind him that we are aging.  “Does it make you feel better?” he asks every time I try to bring up the topic.  “Work will help us stay young,” is his mantra.  Only I don’t want to work so hard anymore.  The problem is that all my husband has is work and I, myself, cannot find a real substitute for the work I have retired from.

Have any of you readers had an issue retiring?

It is not so easy as the commercials make it seem.  You never feel how you have aged.  And my husband is right, work will keep you young but you also have to have time for all the things you need to do before it is too late.  Has anyone gotten the balance right?