Great Second Acts: In Praise of Older Women

Great Second Acts: In Praise of Older Women

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Discover the empowering stories of older women who changed the world. Their lives are testimony that one can be feisty after fifty and to those who think otherwise, in the words of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, "I dissent."

A motivational collection of stories about empowering women. Antony said of Cleopatra, "Age cannot wither her, nor custom stale/Her infinite variety." Shakespeare's sentiment can be applied to the women profiled in Great Second Acts who refused to be defined by the dates on their birth certificates.

An excellent gift for students, mothers, sisters, and friends. Marlene Wagman-Geller, author of Once Again to Zelda and Behind Every Great Man, presents a fascinating collection of biographical vignettes of dozens of amazing women of a certain age who excelled, inspired, and achieved. Learn how these women changed their respective fields of art, politics, science, mathematics, media, literature, activism, education, and more.

Biographies of leadership and female empowerment. From actresses, yoga teachers, folk artists to businesswomen, prime ministers, monarchs and authors, these group of exceptional women illustrate that women can achieve anything no matter their age. Be motivated by their grit, perseverance, and passion.

Inside find biographies of influential women such as Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, chef Julia Child, Mother Teresa, feminist Gloria Steinem, actress Rita Moreno, inventor Ruth Handler, Judge Judy Sheindlin, and many more.