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Sex for Grownups: Dr. Dorree Reveals the Truths, Lies, And Must-Tries for Great Sex After 50 Author: Dorree Lynn, Ph.D. , with Cindy Spitzer Reviewed by: Anne Holmes for the NABBW By the time you reach 50, chances are sex is no longer something shiny and new. In fact, you may even have come to think that since you aren’t as young, thin or agile as you used to be, great sex is a thing of the past. After all, if you watch TV long enough, you’ve seen all those ED commercials, featuring older adults, right? Well don’t despair. While this book is not one of those how-to-do-it... (Read More ...)

Naked in Eden: My Adventure and Awakening in the Australian Rainforest Robin Easton Reviewed by: Anne Holmes for the NABBW Robin Easton was twenty-five when she left the United States and went to live with her husband in the remote, tropical Daintree Rainforest of Queensland, Australia. There, living among poisonous snakes, stinging trees and huge spiders, not to mention leeches and ticks, she fell deeply in love with the earth.  She also realized that she had become part of the food chain. If she wanted to stay alive, she had to face her fears and become acutely aware of the... (Read More ...)

Beyond the Tears: A True Survivor’s Story Lynn C. Tolson Reviewed by Anne Holmes for the NABBW This is one of those “can’t put it down” thrillers. It even begins with a “dark and stormy night:” “That night, December 20, 1978, the radio reported the most rain in Phoenix in one hundred years. Broadcasters called it the flood of the century. While I was driving, I listened to reports of accumulated rainfall and road closures. “Stay off the streets,” the announcer warned. The wet pavement reflected the colored holiday lights that adorned cactus.... (Read More ...)

Don’t Ask And I Won’t Have to Lie: “50 is the new 30” and other tall tales Beverly Mahone Reviewed by:  Anne Holmes for the NABBW This is Mahone’s third book, and sort of like the old “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy, it gives baby boomer women permission to say whatever we feel will benefit the listener. Mahone says this book is not for you if: You’ve never lied to your children – “I’m sure Billy sent you an invitation to his birthday party, honey. It must have gotten lost in the mail…” You’ve never lied to get out of a jam – “But officer,... (Read More ...)

10/10/10 – Did YOU Celebrate? As I write this today, it is October 10, 2010, or 10/10/10 for short. A day to remember, if you are one of those people who sees special magic in unusual number combinations. After all: Some of us like “top-10” lists Others rank people by their looks, and “10” is the tops Many of us live by the Ten Commandments A telephone number, including the area code, has 10 digits So, does the number 10 really mean something? Sort of. Cultures all over the world tend to give significance or special meaning to certain numbers. In the United... (Read More ...)