Midlife Cabernet: Life, Love & Laughter after Fifty

January 1, 2015


Midlife Cabernet: Life, Love & Laughter after Fifty by Elaine Ambrose

I liked this book (except for the last couple of chapters which were somewhat maudlin). It is real. Down to earth. Full of practical Erma Bombeck-like advice for those of us watching the end of the parade. So what are some advantages of growing older:

You no longer have to worry about:

  1. career
  2. appearance
  3. dating and finding right spouse
  4. your kids
  5. where to live
  6. losing your savings in a spam investment
  7. being alone
  8. what others think of you (exercise programs)
  9. living this long
  10. fancy vacations

But remember the words of Erma Bombeck, “Guilt is the gift that keeps on giving.”  And most of us are in a state of denial about aging (thanks to media selling products and the fact that it is easier to pretend dying doesn’t exist).

Maybe with books like this that is changing. Another reason to grow old.

4 out of 5


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