Approaching her 50th birthday in 2006, author Becca Rowan decided to explore her passage into mid-life through writing. She created a blog called Becca's Byline, and soon connected with other women who were exploring questions about life, family, home, work, and pursuing their dreams. LIFE IN GENERAL is a collection of essays reflecting on experiences familiar to women in midlife: the empty nest, becoming a grandparent, long term marriage, caring for aging parents, downsizing a home, changes in the workplace, finding a passion for living. Readers will connect with these thoughtful, humorous, and inspiring pieces, and find new hope and ideas to make their own particular lives more fulfilling.
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About the Author
Becca Rowan is a writer and creator of the blog Becca's Byline. She is a senior editor at All Things Girl magazine where she writes about books, popular culture, and home life. She is also a musician, and performs as a pianist and as a member of Classical Bells, a professional handbell ensemble. Born and raised in southeastern Michigan, she currently lives in Northville (a suburb of Detroit) with her husband of 38 years, and their two pampered Shih Tzus, Magic and Molly Mei.
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Life in General: an American woman reflects on midlife in the 21st century based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Becca Rowan's book, Life in General, is a delight to read. Becca thoughtfully writes about her experiences as a daughter, wife, mother, grandmother and friend. Her writing is honest and heart-felt. The variety of stories had me nodding my head in agreement, wiping tears from my eyes, and left me smiling...about life, in general.
I love a book that makes me feel comforted and validated and this is what "Life in General" did for me. It was almost as if Becca and I were sitting together having a cup of coffee and chatting about our lives, that feeling of being understood and knowing you aren't the only one experiencing the ups and downs, joys and sorrows, laughter and tears of an extraordinarily ordinary life.
In another time and place, Becca Rowan would be that neighborhood lady down the street with whom you sit and chat over a morning cup of coffee and explore life's ups and downs. In Life in General, Ms. Rowan has a finger on the pulse of today's mid-life American woman, by exploring the unique challenges she faces as she transitions to a new role - that of looking back more often than looking forward. It is a bittersweet time, but Ms. Rowan approaches it with warmth, kindness and gentle humor, finding beauty in simple, every day gifts ... a juicy ripe blueberry, flying a kite, and most importantly, the joy and sorrow attached to being a mother, daughter, wife and niece. As a practical matter, this book is compiled from blog posts that Ms. Rowan wrote over a period of several years, so each chapter is the perfect length to read and think about when you just have a few moments to spare.