Who me? Feisty?

March 5, 2016

I’m an author!

Well, not really. I didn’t write this book. But I am one of 45 feisty bloggers who contributed to this funny, inspirational and helpful anthology on life at…midlife.

Ok, ok, I’m past midlife. But still. I’m feisty and I’m over 45.

The pieces you’ll read in the anthology Feisty After 45 have a certain…attitude, sense of humor and even a certain way of inspiring. They’re as apt to cover travel or caregiving as they are to crack you up. It’s a mixed bag and it is delightful, whether you’re in the age group or younger. Yes, even younger women will find this a fun read. For only $12! Did I mention that the Kindle version is bargain-priced? As I write this, it’s $2.99. I mean, think of it. Just pennies a laugh!

So what about giving this for Mother’s Day? Or if you know a woman who has a birthday coming up, this would be a terrific gift. Or maybe a surprise for someone who needs a cheery escape.  It’s the kind of book just made for a bedside table. Pick it up and read a bit before bed, and be sent off to dreamland with some new thoughts. Or maybe a chuckle.

Do people chuckle anymore or is that an outmoded word?

You know, when I was younger, the word feisty connoted older women with a certain attitude. Women older than I.  It was sort of…cute.

But now that I’m older, myself, I kind of like the word. The women writers in this anthology live full and vibrant lives and yes, they’re feisty.

And so am I.

Did I forget to say that I’m giving one away to a lucky commenter chosen at random? Must live in the continental U.S. Giveaway closes midnight Pacific time tonight.

Fiesty After 45 is edited by Elaine Ambrose and published by her Mill Park Publishing. A portion of Mill Park’s proceeds is donated to charity. Find the book or e-book on Amazon. The Kindle book is a bargain! Buy it and laugh out loud–just pennies a laugh.

34 comments on “Who me? Feisty?
  1. Excellent review, Carol. Thanks for contributing your humor and wit. And no, you aren’t invisible!

  2. Diana says:

    Sounds like a great book! I remember when my mom turned 45 and I thought she was older than dirt…I was a brat! And now that I am rapidly approaching 40, 45 seems like a baby! This one will go on the Mother’s Day list for both of us!

  3. I fully plan on being feisty after 45. And 55. And 65+. My grandmother was quite feisty at 80+!

  4. Feisty! Love the word!

  5. It does sound like a fun read. I keep my ‘fun reads’ by the bathrub and not on the nightstand, but I doubt that would make a difference 🙂

  6. janice Wald says:

    Hi Carol,
    Congratulations on getting published in an anthology. I also had a piece published in anthology. Exciting stuff!

  7. looks like a very interesting and fun book to read! Congratulations for being publish! Great job!

  8. Emma White says:

    oh sounds like a great book will be sure to keep an eye out for it

  9. Alana says:

    I’m sitting here, wearing purple (really – purple corduroy jeans and a purple and grey top) and thinking “Am I feisty? Shy me, am I feisty?” (I’m a bit past 40…and 50…and even a little bit past 60). Well, yes. Because as that toilet paper roll unravels and comes closer to the tube, you realize you must be feisty – and funny, in order to survive. Sounds like a great book, full of like minded people.

  10. Reading it will be as good as sitting around with old friends and a glass of wine…both get better with age.
    Alana, I’m a wee bit past 70 *shhhhh and if my kids telling my I’ve lost my filter means I’m feisty then I have arrived.

  11. Diane says:

    Hey! I’m feisty and close to the continental USA. Well, spiritually close, does that count?! 🙂
    Sounds like a great read. Must. Get.

  12. I certainly hope we’re feisty at this age! It’s one of the best survivorship tools we have!

  13. Feisty is good! I think our generation is redefining midlife – or just refusing to grow up 🙂

  14. Laurie says:

    Sounds like something my mother would enjoy I’ll have to sneak order it for her kindle!

  15. Great idea – wonderful book! Congrats to you Carol and all the other writers!

  16. Yay you! I wish that I have that kind of spirit when I hit 45. I’m 36 and sometimes I feel like I’m already so old.

  17. Andrea says:

    I can’t wait to read this book! Congrats on being included in the anthology. You’re an author, indeed.

  18. sue says:

    I’ll have to check out this book because I live in Australia so won’t be able to win a copy. Life just gets better from here on in I’m 58 and loving life!

  19. I am 42 and I consider myself fiesty at times. Unfortunately if not checked it will get me in trouble.

  20. Elizabeth O. says:

    I think this book is definitely worth it! I love a book I can relate to. Congratulations on being part of it, you’re definitely fiesty based on your blog posts that I’ve read in the past.

  21. Nicole Escat says:

    I honestly love reading, and my siblings and friends, too. Sounds like a great book. My sisters would definitely love it!

  22. Bismah says:

    My mom would enjoy reading this. She is always looking for interesting stories to read.

  23. Carmela Mempin says:

    I tend to hoard book, this is good to me and I’d love it for sure.

  24. Rosey says:

    Does sound like a good Mother’s Day gift. Big congrats to you!

  25. Brittany says:

    Looks like a good read. I am going to send this along to my mother I think she will really enjoy!

  26. andrea says:

    not at all – i’m almost 57 (in April) – and I still consider myself to be more than a little feisty 🙂

  27. I would LOVE to read this book. Sounds like a fun book to read and the same time learn.

  28. My sister would love this book. She just turned 45 and I would totally call her fiesty!

  29. Molly Kumar says:

    Looks like a fun read n I love the word Feisty ….it just adds a spark 🙂

  30. Amber says:

    This sounds like an awesome read. My mom would love something like this. Perfect for
    Mother’s Day.

  31. Congrats, Carol! I love the attitude of embracing middle-age …. and beyond.

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