Great Second Acts by Marlene Wagman-Geller audiobook

Great Second Acts: In Praise of Older Women

By Marlene Wagman-Geller
Read by Pam Ward

Blackstone Publishing 9781633538221

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781982593049

  • ISBN: 9781982593032

  • ISBN: 9781982593056

Runtime: 6.93 Hours
Category: Nonfiction/Biography
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

Empowering biographies of older women in history

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. 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.”

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

From actresses, yoga teachers, folk artists to business women, prime ministers, monarchs, and authors, this group of exceptional women will illustrate that women can achieve anything, no matter their age. Listeners will find

  • biographies of influential women such as Prime Minister Margert Thatcher, chef Julia Child, Mother Teresa, feminist Gloria Steinem, actress Rita Moreno, Judge Judy Sheindlin, and many more;
  • empowering quotes from strong women who refused to be kept down; and
  • motivational, inspirational, and educational stories of older women.

Written in an accessible narrative style, listeners of all ages will enjoy Wagman-Geller’s entertaining storytelling prose of these remarkable women. An excellent gift for students, mothers, sisters, or friends, Great Second Acts will endure and delight.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Pam Ward is completely engaging as she narrates Wagman–Geller’s in-depth look at a group of women who didn’t stop achieving once they reached ‘a certain age’….Ward makes each of these extended biographies compelling listening. She doesn’t attempt to emulate voices in dialogue but instead offers an intelligent examination of how these women refused to allow misogyny to hold them back…Wagman-Geller highlights the wisdom and perseverance of these remarkable women, and Ward’s narration makes us sit up and listen.” AudioFile
“These fabulous females in this amazing book will get you fired up!” Becca Anderson, author of The Book of Awesome Women

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Author

Author Bio: Marlene Wagman-Geller

Author Bio: Marlene Wagman-Geller

Marlene Wagman-Geller received her BA 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 books have appeared in the New York Times and the Associated Press. Marlene lives in Southern California with her husband, daughter, and their Persian cat, Moe.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/Biography
Runtime: 6.93
Audience: Adult
Language: English