PASADENA, CA – April 6, 2016 – In today’s world, most cultures’ mental image of “wise” is almost exclusively portrayed by men: God, Merlin, Tribal Chiefs, Confucius, Socrates, the aging college professor – all men. Who are their feminine counterparts? From the author of the best-selling trilogy of books for women, Nice Girls Don’t Get the Corner Office, Nice Girls Don’t Get Rich, and Nice Girls Just Don’t Get It, comes a book just in time for Mother’s Day that honors older women. In her latest bestseller, Ageless Women, Timeless Wisdom – Witty, Wicked and Wise Reflections on Well-Lived Lives, Dr. Lois Frankel shares wisdom from septuagenarian, octogenarian, nonagenarian, and even a few centenarian women from across the world.
Throughout history, wisdom has indisputably been passed from generation to generation through tales told, songs sung, and rituals performed by women elders. Yet in many cultures, particularly the Western culture, as women age they become marginalized and nearly invisible. Having lived decades raising children and sometimes grandchildren, caring for ill husbands and parents, creating “nests” from which progeny fly out of to be productive members of society, and often being forced to observe more than participate in the events around them, gives older women unique insights and wisdom to help future generations not only survive but thrive.
As a society, however, we often fail to capitalize on that wisdom. Instead, women are marginalized who no longer look like Madison Avenue’s definition of vibrant and relevant and are overlooked for the myriad ways in which their existence is actually essential to the survival of us all.
After spending a year speaking with and photographing women around the globe and collecting stories and remembrances from the families of women who have passed away, Dr. Lois Frankel offers this compilation of wisdom that ranges from heartwarming to hilarious. Beautifully illustrated by Lisa Graves, Ageless Women, Timeless Wisdom is a book sure to be passed from grandmother to daughter to granddaughter with pages included to capture their own family wisdom.
Award-winning singer/songwriter Rita Coolidge states: “It’s about time for a book like this. For too long the wisdom of older women has gone unnoticed, unappreciated, and undervalued. Ageless Women, Timeless Wisdom is sure to put a smile on your face and the faces of the women you share it with.”
Dr. Lois Frankel is the author of The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal best-selling books, Nice Girls Don’t Get the Corner Office, and Nice Girls Don’t Get Rich. She has appeared on the Today Show, 20/20, Tavis Smiley, Larry King Live and featured in People, USA Today, Working Mother and numerous other global media outlets. She’s among the top names in international speakers, known for her own witty, wicked, and wise observations about the challenges of women in the workplace and the world.
Dr. Lois P. Frankel is available for interviews.
Ageless Women, Timeless Wisdom – Witty, Wicked and Wise Reflections on Well-Lived Lives is available on Amazon.com
Book preview: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B01DPZHXDI
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