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Living Somewhere between Estrogen and Death

Living Somewhere between Estrogen and Death

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by Barbara Johnson
     
 

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For women only, this is one of Barbara Johnson's most unique books. With her zany collection of observations about "life between the Blue Lagoon and Golden Pond," Barbara jumps right in, showing women how to survive growing older with courage and joy.

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For women only, this is one of Barbara Johnson's most unique books. With her zany collection of observations about "life between the Blue Lagoon and Golden Pond," Barbara jumps right in, showing women how to survive growing older with courage and joy.

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Johnson, the evangelical Christian Erma Bombeck, explores with her characteristic wit and grace the redefinition and rediscovery that characterizes that period in a woman's life that falls between "menopause and large print." Part anthology, part autobiography, part Christian advice column, part catalogue of Readers' Digest like one-liners and cartoons, this is an extraordinary look at an usually unfunny part of a woman's life. Breaking the taboo that has often surrounded menopause, Johnson approaches her subject with a grin, finding the human comedy in the hot flashes, and always discovering the health and sanctity of love beneath the grim reaper's smile. Johnson's anecdotal wisdom acts as a reminder that the empty nests and empty chairs that fill the "living somewhere between estrogen and death" are pointers to the healing and the hope that lie beneath the emptiness of loss. While Johnson's book is often uproarious, there is a spiritual tension here that recalls the centrality of faith in the midst of the human comedy, and Johnson encourages readers to laugh the angelic, saving laughter that is a reflection of healing. (Mar.)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780849954528
Publisher:
Nelson, Thomas, Inc.
Publication date:
08/28/1998
Pages:
169
Product dimensions:
5.49(w) x 8.46(h) x 0.51(d)

Meet the Author

Barbara Johnson was the founder of Spatula Ministries, a coauthor of various Women of Faith devotionals, and the author of numerous bestselling books, including Boomerang Joy, Living Somewhere between Estrogen and Death, and Stick a Geranium in Your Hat and Be Happy.

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Living Somewhere Between Estrogen and Death 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
1traumamama More than 1 year ago
I thought this book was fun. Loved the stories and humor. Found myself laughing out loud. Made me think of Erma Baumbecks books.