Fierce with Age by Carol Orsborn
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...readers may recognize themselves more in the everyday vignettes that show how Orsborn came to accept the "unexpected onset of growing older."
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In this important memoir, bestselling author and celebrated thought leader Carol Orsborn captures the conflict and emotions facing the Boomer generation today.

In her breakthrough generational memoir, Boomer expert Carol Orsborn relates the ups and downs of a tumultuous year spent facing, busting, and ultimately triumphing over the stereotypes of growing old. Along the way, she nurtures a love-starved friend through a doomed affair with a younger man, wrestles with the meaning of an exploding fish, and regains her passion for life at the side of her squirrel-crazed dog, Lucky.

The message is as deep as it is engaging. In Carol’s own words, “Plummet into aging, stare mortality in the eye, surrender everything and what else is there left to fear? The way is perilous, danger on all sides. But we can be part of a generation no longer afraid of age. We are becoming, instead, a generation fierce with age.”

Carol Orsborn is the bestselling author of over twenty books and co-author of Boom and Vibrant Nation. An internationally recognized authority on marketing to the Boomer woman, Orsborn serves as Founder and Editor-in-chief of Fierce with Age, the Online Digest of Boomer Wisdom, Inspiration, and Spirituality (FiercewithAge.com). She writes for Huffington Post, PBS’s Next Avenue, and Beliefnet, splitting her time between Los Angeles and Nashville, Tennessee, with her husband, Dan, and her dog, Lucky.

“A thought-provoking, brave, and courageous look at aging. Carol Orsborn tackles both the shadow and promise of transitioning beyond midlife, showing us aging as the opportunity to grow whole, rather than just grow old." —Ken and Maddy Dychtwald, bestselling authors, co-founders of Age Wave

"I've not read anything as honest and revealing as the tale of Carol Orsborn's personal journey into becoming Fierce with Age. Through searching deeply and having the courage to share the experience, she offers us all insights and validation of who we can become in mid-life and the years beyond." —Connie Goldman, author of Who Am I . . . Now That I'm Not Who I Was

"In a youth-centric society, Boomer women have understandably resisted the notion of growing old, but there comes a time in every life when denial of aging cracks. This is a time ripe for a book like Fierce with Age." —Marti Barletta, author of Marketing to Women and PrimeTime Women

“In an age where America creates elder ghettos, a brave woman comes out swinging. Her chronicle of a woman’s life after 50 is an inspiration for countless other women (and men) to bust through the stereotypes of aging.“ —Justine Willis Toms, co-founder of New Dimensions Radio and author of Small Pleasures: Finding Grace in a Chaotic World

“Through lyrically written pages of her memoir, Fierce with Age, Dr. Carol Orsborn conveys today’s vital challenge for the Baby Boomer generation: to understand and accept aging and all the ramifications. This book is a poignant invitation for Boomers to try on the liberating possibilities of aging, freed from denial and dodging. Through Orsborn’s lucid spiritual lens, coupled with the sophisticated nuances of a Boomer generation marketing expert, readers witness wisdom, wit, and wrath of a well-considered journey. Her memoir shares insightful stories, reflections and advice that can help Boomers discard illusions and illegitimacies of youth obsession, revealing instead the intellectual, emotional, and spiritual paths toward acceptance of the aging process, fiercely.” —Brent Green, author of Marketing to Leading-Edge Baby Boomers and Generation Reinvention

“Dr. Carol Orsborn confronts aging—not gracefully, but fiercely—inviting us on her journey of unflinching honesty and tender revelation. Her diary of growing older may inspire your own.” —Mary Lou Quinlan, author of The God Box
 

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Carol Orsborn is the bestselling author of over twenty books and co-author of Boom: Marketing to the Ultimate Power Consumer-The Baby Boomer Woman and Vibrant Nation: What Women 50+ Know, Think, Do, and Buy. An internationally recognized authority on marketing to the Boomer woman, Orsborn is founder of FierceWithAge.com, the Online Center for Spiritual Living; and CEO of a Boomer demographic speaking, brand-blogging, and consulting service for such major brands as Ford, Prudential, and Humana. She writes popular blogs for Huffington Post, PBS's Next Avenue, and Third Age, as well as having served as senior strategist for Vibrant Nation, the leading online community dedicated exclusively to women 50+.
 
Published April 1, 2013 by Turner Publishing Company. 244 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Health, Fitness & Dieting, Self Help. Non-fiction
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...readers may recognize themselves more in the everyday vignettes that show how Orsborn came to accept the "unexpected onset of growing older."

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