It Ain't Over-- Till It's Over

It Ain't Over-- Till It's Over

Reinventing your Life-- and Realizing your Dreams-- Anytime, at Any Age

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From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Right Words at the Right Time comes a one-of-a-kind collection of inspiring stories about ordinary women who have reinvented themselves in extraordinary ways.

We've heard it all before: "If at first you don't succeed, try, try again."
"Where there's a will, there's a way."
"When life hands you lemons, make lemonade."

But anyone who has ever tried to make a big life change knows it can be a bit more complicated-- and frightening--than that. How do you get up the nerve and confidence to actually take the leap? No one knows better than the women profiled in this powerful book by actress, activist, and bestselling author Marlo Thomas.

It Ain't Over . . . Till It's Over introduces us to sixty amazing women who are proving that it's never too late to live out a dream--to launch a business, travel the world, get a PhD, indulge a creative impulse, make a family recipe famous, escape danger, find love, or fill a void in life with a challenging new experience. Meet a graphic artist who fulfilled a childhood ambition by going to med school at age forty-two; a suburban mom whose innovative snack recipe for her daughter's lunchbox turned into a multimillion-dollar business; a private-practice psychiatrist who convinced her husband that they should quit their jobs and take off on an exciting, open-ended, cross-country adventure--in a giant bus, no less!; and a middle-aged English teacher who, devastated to discover that her husband was cheating on her, refused to be a victim, filed for divorce, and began the challenging journey of rebuilding her life.

Brimming with anecdotes that will inspire smiles, tears, and--most of all--hope, It Ain't Over speaks to women of all ages with an empowering message: The best is yet to come!
Publisher: New York : Atria Books, c2014
ISBN: 9781476739915
Branch Call Number: 650.1 THO
Characteristics: 375 pages


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Sep 27, 2014

Interesting stories of how women overcame obstacles and started a new path in life by inventing products, starting new jobs, learning new skills and hobbies. It is never to late to learn!

Jul 18, 2014

A wonderful collection of stories that will inspire you, regardless of your age and circumstances. Evidence the human spirit is remarkably resilient; especially if you are a woman. Be encouraged!

LaughingOne Jun 28, 2014

This is a collection of true-life stories, collected and edited by Marlo Thomas, by and about women who have made huge changes in their lives. Often it was because of some disaster or loss, sometimes it was "just" a woman deciding she needed to go after what she really wanted and not what was expected of her. There are mothers who had children with some kind of special need, and the mother invented things that made their lives (and their children's lives) better. Not all of these stories grabbed me, but enough did that I can recommend this book pretty highly. And if you're a woman at a place where change is essential, these stories can give you hope and encouragement.

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