Disclosure: I was provided a copy of It Aint Over for my review and another one for giveaway at no cost to me. All opinions are 100% my own.
I spent this past weekend at the beach on a girl’s weekend with my college girlfriends. We came from all across the US to catch up and laugh about our youth. It amazes me as we approach 50 what my friends have accomplished and how they continue to inspire me. Really I have some amazing supportive friends. One of my friends shared with us the story of her neighbor who had dropped out of our college early to start her family and went back at age 42 go finish her degree in Physics. She graduated last Saturday and you could just see how proud my friend was. I am inspired by those who at ANY age decide to fulfill a dream – its never easy, but as we age it can be complicated and frightening. And lets face it, people can be judgmental when someone over 40 takes on something new. It has always amazed me how people can drum up the courage and nerve to take the leap. If you want to be inspired or need to see how others drummed up the courage, check out the women profiled in It Ain’t Over….Till Its Over, a powerful book by actress, activist, and bestselling author Marlo Thomas.
Need to be inspired? It Ain’t Over . . .Till its Over introduces us to sixty amazing women who are proving that it’s never too late to live out a dream – to launch a business, travel the world, get a PhD, indulge a creative impulse, make a family recipe famous, escape danger, find love, or fill a void in life with a challenging new experience. Meet a graphic artist who fulfilled a childhood ambition by going to med school at age forty-two; a suburban mom whose innovative snack recipe for her daughter’s lunchbox turned into a multimillion-dollar business; a private-practice psychiatrist who convinced her husband that they should quit their jobs and take off on an exciting, open-ended, cross-country adventure – in a giant bus, no less!; and a middle-aged English teacher who, devastated to discover that her husband was cheating on her, refused to be a victim, filed for divorce, and began the challenging journey of rebuilding her life.
Brimming with anecdotes that will inspire smiles, tears, and – most of all – hope, It Ain’t Over… speaks to women of all ages with an empowering message: The best is yet to come! As I approach 50, its a GREAT message. I signed up this year for my first FULL marathon next January and am nervous, and anxious and some days still in shock I am going for it. I am so glad I found this book, when I start to get scared, I can revisit one of the 60 amazing women in this book! How wonderful to have a reference to “Anything is possible” at any age and examples by these courageous women.
Sound good to you? I am being provided a opy of the book for review AND will be chatting with Ms Thomas this week – I am THRILLED, I love her – have since her That Girl Days! Let me know if you have any questions.
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I remember Marlo from my youth as That Girl, Ann Marie, the girl going for her dreams to be an actress in NYC. How fitting she continues that roll in showing us its OK to go for it….AND at any age! Thanks Marlo Thomas for giving women a new roadmap in your book, that we CAN always reach for our dreams! You can check out It Aint Over….Till its Over on Amazon! Follow Marlo on Twitter @MarloThomas and her Facebook page MarloThomas.
What is your lifelong dream? What are you doing to pursue it?
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My dream, for as long as I can remember, is to own a bakery or a diner….every now and then I start researching then get scared!
PS — I HATED my name when I was little, and would nearly throw a tantrum when people would use it. Then started watching That Girl and *insisted* that people call me Anne Marie 🙂
Julie @RunWalkFastpass says
Yep, its kind of scary when you go for it I bet! I know my marathon has me scared. So cute that you insisted on being called Ann Marie, I always wanted to fly a kite in Central Park! I think its wonderful too the way Marlo has kept up the work her dad started at St Jude’s Children’s hospital.