Great Second Acts

In Praise of Older Women
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Product Number: DD41083
Released: Oct 15, 2018
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ISBN: #9781982593049
Narrator/s: Pam Ward
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Empowering biographies of older women in history Antony said of Cleopatra, "Age cannot wither her, nor custom stale/Her infinite variety." Shakespeare's sentiment can be applied to the women profiled in Great Second Acts who refused to be defined by the dates on their birth certificates. Their lives are testimony that one can be feisty after fifty. And to those who think otherwise, in the words of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, "I dissent." Marlene Wagman-Geller, author of Once Again to Zelda and Behind Every Great Man, presents a fascinating collection of biographical vignettes of dozens of women of a certain age who have excelled, inspired, and achieved. Learn how these women changed their respective fields of art, politics, science, mathematics, media, literature, activism, education, and more. From actresses, yoga teachers, folk artists to business women, prime ministers, monarchs, and authors, this group of exceptional women will illustrate that women can achieve anything, no matter their age. Listeners will find biographies of influential women such as Prime Minister Margert Thatcher, chef Julia Child, Mother Teresa, feminist Gloria Steinem, actress Rita Moreno, Judge Judy Sheindlin, and many more;empowering quotes from strong women who refused to be kept down; andmotivational, inspirational, and educational stories of older women. Written in an accessible narrative style, listeners of all ages will enjoy Wagman-Geller's entertaining storytelling prose of these remarkable women. An excellent gift for students, mothers, sisters, or friends, Great Second Acts will endure and delight.

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Narrator(s): Pam Ward
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Released: Oct 15, 2018
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"Pam Ward is completely engaging as she narrates Wagman-Geller's in-depth look at a group of women who didn't stop achieving once they reached "a certain age." From Grandma Moses to Mother Teresa, from Dr. Ruth to the "Notorious" Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Ward makes each of these extended biographies compelling listening. She doesn't attempt to emulate voices in dialogue but instead offers an intelligent examination of how these women refused to allow misogyny to hold them back. Upending the stereotypical myths relegating older women to oblivion, the women detailed in this audiobook continued to participate in and contribute to the world, rather than retreat into invisibility. Wagman-Geller highlights the wisdom and perseverance of these remarkable women, and Ward's narration makes us sit up and listen. S.J.H. © AudioFile 2018, Portland, Maine"

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