Midlife Mavericks

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Cozy up on a comfortable couch and share a margarita with successful women who have found an alternative to high-stress careers. Sip a glass of wine with empty nesters seeking adventure and drink a glass of ice tea with retirees living in comfort on just their Social Security income.

You'll laugh and cry with these gutsy gringas as they journey from unfulfilled yearnings toward answers each woman must ultimately discover for herself.

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Overview

Cozy up on a comfortable couch and share a margarita with successful women who have found an alternative to high-stress careers. Sip a glass of wine with empty nesters seeking adventure and drink a glass of ice tea with retirees living in comfort on just their Social Security income.

You'll laugh and cry with these gutsy gringas as they journey from unfulfilled yearnings toward answers each woman must ultimately discover for herself.

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Marilyn Davis
Like the seafaring sirens, Midlife Mavericks, will lure reticent readers from their lukewarm existences into lives of discovery and purpose.(Marilyn Davis, author of Mexican Voices, American Dreams)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781581127195
  • Publisher: Universal-Publishers.com
  • Publication date: 9/1/2000
  • Pages: 200
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.46 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 1
Part I Is This All There Is? 5
1 Opting Out 6
2 In Search of Me 13
3 Reflections on a Canvas 20
4 Mirror! Mirror! 27
5 Sweet Simplicity 37
6 The Happy Wanderer 48
Part II It Ain't Over Till the Fat Lady Sings 59
7 Another Door Opens 60
8 Bag and Baggage 69
9 Life in a Treehouse 78
10 Stretching the Bucks 88
11 Sweating Bullets 97
12 Rambo's Sister 108
13 From Darkness into Light 119
Part III Indiana "Joans" 131
14 The Sky Is Falling! 132
15 The Fake ID 143
16 Don't Back Up 151
17 Dancing Granny 162
18 The Second Time Around 172
19 Search for Serenity 181
About the Author 191
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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 26, 2000

    A great read!

    This is a great read but be ready to pack your bags! If you've been contemplating a move to Mexico, this book will help to cement your decision. Karen writes with a down-to-earth style that clearly depicts the women she's interviewed and the lives they lead. She doesn't glorify life in Mexico -- there are plenty of ups and downs -- but does give a balanced picture, and her love for the country and her new life shines through every chapter.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 20, 2000

    This book is Fantastic....Absolutely Marvelous

    I got this at Barnes & Nobles and I started reading it right away. It got my attention, so much, that I did not want to put it down. I couldn't wait until the next morning so I could read more of it. The Author is funny, clever and smart. The people she interviewed were just great. They talk about their lives to the author and why they came to Mexico and how they are enjoying themselves etc. I read it in two days and I absolutely loved it! If you want to know things about Mexico etc., then you've got to buy this book. Thank you Karen Blue for your good book. Kathleen De Witte

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 26, 2000

    Real Life Indiana Joans!

    First they brought us the sexual revolution, then feminism, now those always unconventional boomer women are moving to Mexico to reinvent the second half of their lives. It's a fascinating look at how empowered women are dealing with being marginalized and devalued as they age in American society. Read their stories, and you'll start thinking about what you can do to put pizazz back into your life. You'll be inspired by how these women have chosen to live outside the box.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 24, 2000

    Fascinating Vignettes of Women Searching for the Better Life

    Our dreams and quest for some undefined change become reality in this simply written but heartfelt book by Karen Blue. She includes her own experiences with interviews of women from all walks of life who have pulled up roots to move to a different country and culture in search of finding more meaning and joy in their lives.

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