It Ain't Over . . . Till It's Over: Reinventing Your Life--and Realizing Your Dreams--Anytime, at Any Age

It Ain't Over . . . Till It's Over: Reinventing Your Life--and Realizing Your Dreams--Anytime, at Any Age

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by Marlo Thomas
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1476739919

ISBN-13: 2901476739914

Pub. Date: 04/08/2014

Publisher: Atria Books

From actress, activist, and #1 New York Times bestselling author Marlo Thomas comes a unique, inspirational book “filled with stories of bold and brave women who won’t give up and won’t be held back” (Sheryl Sandberg, bestselling author of Lean In).

Anyone who has ever tried to make a big life change knows it can be complicated&

Overview

From actress, activist, and #1 New York Times bestselling author Marlo Thomas comes a unique, inspirational book “filled with stories of bold and brave women who won’t give up and won’t be held back” (Sheryl Sandberg, bestselling author of Lean In).

Anyone who has ever tried to make a big life change knows it can be complicated—and frightening. Especially if you’re feeling stuck. But how do you get up the nerve to actually take the leap?

Marlo Thomas’s It Ain’t Over…Till It’s Over introduces us to sixty amazing women who proved that it’s never too late to pull yourself out of a hole or to live out a dream—to launch a business, lose weight, discover a hidden talent, escape a dangerous relationship, find love, or fill a void in life with a challenging new experience. Meet an unemployed saleswoman who fought her way back from bankruptcy by inventing a simple product that earned her millions; a graphic artist who fulfilled a childhood ambition by going to med school at age forty-two; a suburban mom whose snack recipe for her daughter’s lunchbox turned into a successful business; and a middle-aged English teacher who, devastated to learn that her husband was cheating on her, refused to be a victim, filed for divorce, and began the challenging journey of rebuilding her life.

From the first page to the last, It Ain’t Over…Till It’s Over speaks to women of all ages with an empowering message: The best is yet to come!

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2901476739914
Publisher:
Atria Books
Publication date:
04/08/2014
Pages:
400

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments 15

Foreword 19

Part 1 Moment of Truth

Solving the Case Jamie James 27

Match Game Lori Cheek 37

Losing to Win Natasha Coleman 44

Whispers in the Night Trish B. 56

Must Love Dogs Heidi Ganahl 68

Part 2 Dreamers

The Wild Ride Kathleen Dodds 79

From Hiding to Soaring Tina Reine 88

Lovin' the Beat Heather Femia 98

The Cupcake Couple Kristi Cunningham Whitfield 106

The Healer Gaylee McCracken 114

Part 3 Escape

A Dream for Her Daughter Maria Figueroa 123

Don't Ask Why I Didn't Leave Him Kit Gruelle 133

Highway Heaven Doreen Orion 142

Lift Ticket Lynn Douglas 151

Woman of the World Karen Schaler 159

Part 4 Body Works

Perfectly Suited Robina Oliver 171

Sex Sells Sue Rhea 180

Success for Dummies Judi Henderson-Townsend 187

Going Commando Kerry O'Brien 194

There's the Rub Carol Oswald 203

Part 5 Relentless

Changing the Pattern Sue Rock 215

Laura's Yarn Laura Zander 221

Luck of the Straw Dianne Wood 228

The Grandma Graduate Susan Porter 236

Perfect Strokes Layla Fanucci 247

Part 6 Family Ties

Her Brother, Peter Jane Alderman Zeitz Liz Alderman 257

Well Versed Julie Lythcott-Haims 267

The Sisters Kara Gorski Kristin Gembala 276

Rock Star Kristine Brennen 287

Weiss Cater & Son Mari Ann Weiss Cater 296

Part 7 Adventurers

The Wanderluster Lori-Ann Murphy 307

A Vrooom of Her Own Mary Petersen 315

Taking Off Adria Drew 320

Without Borders Patty Merrill 328

Sails Lady Ella Vickers 339

Part 8 To Her Own Drummer

Whiskey Business Troy Bail 353

Stand-Up Gal: A Monologue Robin Fox 363

Acting Her Age Lee Gale Gruen 374

Linked In Paula MacMann 381

Lumberjane Judy Peres 389

Part 9 Mothers of Invention

Getting a Grip Sari Davidson 397

Finding the Different Road Julie Azuma 405

Veggie Mama Veronica Bosgraaf 413

Picking Up the Pieces Laura Treloar 424

The Date Keeper Amy Knapp 435

Part 10 The Spirit Moved Her

The Celebrator Lois Heckman 449

Makana Romely Levezow 457

After Hunter Jennifer Otter Bickerdike 467

Breathing Again Diane Dennis 475

Gotta Dance! Ofelia de La Valette 482

Part 11 Biz Wiz

Mary's Gone Crackers Mary Waldner 493

Glisten Up Cinnamon Bowser 500

Recipes for Success Deana Gunn Wona Miniati 508

Hoops and Dreams Susan Walvius Michelle Marciniak 516

Something to Chew On Robin Bequet 525

Part 12 Giving Back

Spreading Warmth Nancy Sanford Hughes 537

Being There Vicki Sokolik 549

Flour Power Jessamyn W. Rodriguez 559

The Giving Heart Roxanne Watson 565

Class Act Marguerite Heard Thomas 575

Credits and Permissions 583

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It Ain't Over... Till It's Over: Reinventing Your Life--and Realizing Your Dreams--Any Time, at Any Age 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Brilliant, inspiring! Trying to give  a five star but won't go above 4??
Anonymous More than 1 year ago