Great Second Acts: In Praise of Older Women

Great Second Acts: In Praise of Older Women

by Marlene Wagman-Geller


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ISBN-13: 9781633538221
Publisher: Mango Media
Publication date: 10/31/2018
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 289,588
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)

About the Author

Marlene Wagman-Geller received her B.A. from York University and her teaching credentials from the University of Toronto and San Diego State University. Currently she teaches high school English in National City, California. Reviews from her first three books (Penguin/Perigree) have appeared in the New York Times and the Associated Press article was picked up in dozens of newspapers such as the Denver Post, the Huffington Post, and the San Diego Tribune.

Table of Contents

Prologue: The Best Is Yet to Be 14

Chapter 1 Rainbow (1860) 20

Chapter 2 Know It Was Not Easy (1894) 26

Chapter 3 The Female of the Species (1898) 32

Chapter 4 On and On (1893) 38

Chapter 5 Life as Theater (1896) 44

Chapter 6 The Only Stone Left Unturned (1905) 50

Chapter 7 A Nobel / Noble Woman (1909) 56

Chapter 8 I Am Unworthy (1910) 62

Chapter 9 Chocolate (1912) 68

Chapter 10 If Those Hats Could Talk (1912) 71

Chapter 11 The Bumblebee (1916 or 1918) 80

Chapter 12 Namaste (1918) 86

Chapter 13 In Dixie (1923) 92

Chapter 14 Bon Appétit (1924) 98

Chapter 15 Geraniums (1925) 104

Chapter 16 78651 (1927) 110

Chapter 17 Mr. Bojangles (1928) 116

Chapter 18 An Extraordinary Woman (1929) 122

Chapter 19 Lead Once More (1929) 128

Chapter 20 Viva La Causa (1930) 134

Chapter 21 Said Sister Megan Never (1930) 140

Chapter 22 The Jet (1931) 146

Chapter 23 Live Long and Prosper (1932) 152

Chapter 24 A Room of One's Own (1933) 158

Chapter 25 The Book of Ruth (1933) 164

Chapter 26 Special Place in Hell (1937) 170

Chapter 27 Atticus Finch (1937) 176

Chapter 28 Order in the Court (1942) 182


They Rock 188

"Warning" Jenny Joseph 192

Bibliography Marlene Wagman-Geller 218

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Mrs. Wagman has a way of making us laugh, and sometimes cry as we learn about the lives of these wonderful women. For example, I have purchased Mary Kay cosmetics from my neighbor for a number of years, but I didn't know how Mary Kay started her business. Ironically, her story sounds similar to Madame C. J. Walker who also started selling hair products door to door because she didn't have opportunities because of her race and gender. These women set their own paths and paved a way for women entrepreneurs today. Thank you Mrs. Wagman for enlightening us with another delightful book about great women. This book will be a great book to share during Women's History Month in March. It also can be a great gift during the upcoming holiday season. This book would be a perfect gift for a male or female who is transitioning to a new career or starting something new. Mrs. Wagman reminds us that it is never too late to make your dreams come true. . By Barbara Chappell-Brown, Teacher Librarian, Sweetwater High School, National City, CA