Ageless Women, Timeless Wisdom: Witty, Wicked, and Wise Reflections on Well-Lived Lives (Paperback)

Ageless Women, Timeless Wisdom: Witty, Wicked, and Wise Reflections on Well-Lived Lives By Dr. Lois P. Frankel, Lisa Graves (Illustrator) Cover Image

Ageless Women, Timeless Wisdom: Witty, Wicked, and Wise Reflections on Well-Lived Lives (Paperback)

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Beautifully photographed and illustrated, here is a precious record of our women’s reflections and takeaways on lives well-lived that is sure to be passed from grandmother to daughter to granddaughter.

Throughout history, the image of “wisdom” is exclusively portrayed by men: God, Socrates, Confucius, Merlin, the aging college professor. Where are their female counterparts?

The wisdom of older women is indisputable. Having lived decades raising children, caring for husbands, creating “nests” from which progeny fly out of to be productive members of society, and often being forced to observe more than participate in the events around them, older women have unique insights that help future generations not only to survive but also to thrive.

New York Times–bestselling author of Nice Girls Don’t Get the Corner Office, Dr. Lois Frankel, now honors and gives voice to the often marginalized and “invisible” older women in our society. From Los Angeles, California, to Shanghai, China, women over age seventy share wisdoms and stories that are heartwarming and hilarious, insightful and witty, and philosophical and practical. “When life gives you lemons,” says Jo-Ann Mercurio, born 1941, “add vodka.”

“For the purpose of this book I chose to focus on septuagenarian, octogenarian, nonagenarian, and even a few centenarian women. In other words, women from seventy to a hundred years old. Every effort was made to include a wide spectrum of women with different backgrounds, ethnicities, educational experiences, and religions. Some had married and lived decades raising children and sometimes grandchildren, caring for ill husbands and parents, creating “nests” from which progeny fly out of to be productive members of society, and often being forced to observe more than participate in the events around them. Other women that I spoke with chose not to marry or have children and instead had careers outside of the home, traveled extensively, or ran their own businesses. Yet others chose religious paths and spent their lives educating generations of children, caring for the poor, or ministering to the sick. Regardless of their past, every woman had valuable insights, perspectives, and experiences from which we can all learn.”
Dr. Lois Frankel is the author of the New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestselling business bibles for women, Nice Girls Don't Get the Corner Office and Nice Girls Don't Get Rich. She has appeared on the Today Show, 20/20, Tavis Smiley, and Larry King Live and has been featured in People, USA Today, and numerous other global media outlets. She lives in Pasadena, California.

Lisa Graves is the author and illustrator of the series “Women in History,” with three books to her name, as well as the illustrator of The Tudor Tutor and the co-author of A Thyme and Place (Skyhorse Publishing). She is the creator of Historywitch.com, a site dedicated to illustrations of history’s most fascinating characters. She lives in Medway, Massachusetts.
"I love this book! Wisdom and wit worth remembering and sharing." Josh Berman, Creator and Executive Producer, Drop Dead Diva and CSI
"It would be a 'Shame' if the humor and inspiration from these wise women was lost. Dr. Lois captured their spirits in a book to share with every woman in your family. This is truly a good read." Evelyn Champagne King, award winning R&B and disco singer,
"It's about time for a book like this. For too long the wisdom of older women has gone unnoticed, unappreciated, and undervalued. Ageless Women, Timeless Wisdom is sure to put a smile on your face and the faces of the women you share it with." Rita Coolidge, singer/songwriter

"I love this book! Wisdom and wit worth remembering and sharing." Josh Berman, Creator and Executive Producer, Drop Dead Diva and CSI
"It would be a 'Shame' if the humor and inspiration from these wise women was lost. Dr. Lois captured their spirits in a book to share with every woman in your family. This is truly a good read." Evelyn Champagne King, award winning R&B and disco singer,
"It's about time for a book like this. For too long the wisdom of older women has gone unnoticed, unappreciated, and undervalued. Ageless Women, Timeless Wisdom is sure to put a smile on your face and the faces of the women you share it with." Rita Coolidge, singer/songwriter