THE BEST OF EVERYTHING AFTER 50 by Barbara Grufferman

Barbara Hannah Grufferman’s book should be wrapped in brightly colored wrapping paper, tied up with a fashionable bow and handed to every woman on her fiftieth birthday. (Later is okay too!) The Best of Everything After 50: The Experts’ Guide to Style, Sex, Health, Money, and More is written in Barbara’s typical no-nonsense, down to earth, get-my-questions answered approach to life and it’s positively refreshing. Offering expert answers to the questions all women ask as we age, or wish we had asked, the reader feels like she has received a crash course in sanity.

We read and hear something new every day about what we should and shouldn’t do to stay healthy, what we should and shouldn’t wear, what we should and shouldn’t expect from our sex life after fifty. But what is the bottom line? What are our real options? What do we, as women over fifty, really need to pay attention to? What questions should we ask our doctors? What tests can we take to be proactive about our health? What should we wear when we go out with friends? We are not our mothers, but who are we?

The Best of Everything After 50: The Experts’ Guide to Style, Sex, Health, Money, and More is informative but not tedious, practical yet upbeat. It’s easy to read and I, for one, walked away feeling like I had just had my feet planted firmer on the ground. It may not answer the big life questions that I think way too much about, but it addresses head on the troublesome worries that are, at the very least, in the back of all of our minds. Getting these concerns out in front of us is the perfect way to begin to take control of our health and figure out what the heck to put on when we dress for our nephew’s wedding.

It’s easy to feel out of step with our bodies, our wardrobe, our sense of financial security as we cross into the over fifty arena. Barbara assures us that we do not need to feel insecure or uneasy. We still can be the take charge, sexy, fashionable and healthy women we have always been. We just have to do it a little differently and there’s no time like the present to begin to align our outside with our inside and our inside with our outside. We are, after all, women…hear us roar!

BRAVO Barbara! No wonder you’re getting so much press!


Keep up with Barbara’s latest articles on her website, The Best of Everything After 50,  The Huffington Post where she writes about Life After 50 and on AARP and AARP YouTube.

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25 thoughts on “THE BEST OF EVERYTHING AFTER 50 by Barbara Grufferman

  1. Karen

    Sounds like a great book. Please enter me in the drawing.

    • Kim Okerson

      everything Barbara writes seems to apply to me. Please enter me in th contes

    • Love the Title. Cannot wait to read “The Best of Everything After 50”. Please hurry and enter me to win the book. I am running out of my 50’s soon and do not want to miss a thing. Much Love and Many Blessings

    • Ann Harrison

      I will soon be 79 years young and we do need a good sense of humor and to be pleasant to all the world of youngsters…no one wants a grumple old hag as a friend..we need to set an example of what a lady could be,,, a vast wealth of stories with compassion…share God’s word by deeds..

  2. Would love to be entered in the drawing!

  3. My fiftieth (yes, I just had to spell check that word!)comes in November and I approach it with anticipation rather than dread. It seems as I age, I actually am getting better in all areas of what life has to give. I look forward to experiencing the richness of age, and also the joy of what I will become. This book sounds written just for me. Thank you for the drawing.

  4. Thanks for stopping by! I’ve added all of your names to the drawing and will announce the winner on Facebook.

  5. Count me in, please – shared on Facebook as well. I am 56 and have to admit that so far, this is the best age I have hit yet!

  6. Eden Sterlington

    A book like this couldn’t be more timely for me. I will be 49 in May and looking forward to 50 next year. Never been one to hide or lie about my age, I’m enjoying this process. My body requires a little more attention, but that’s fine. In exchange for the wisdom I’m gaining, I’ll take it. I’m not sure about all my other Boomer cohorts, but I’ve purposed in my heart that the best of me is yet to be! This book seems like the perfect read for this time in my life. Thanks, Barbara, for doing this for us. I, for one, greatly appreciate it.

  7. Carolyn Simpson

    The book sounds like a really good read! Great gift idea for my friends in their fifties and approaching sixties.

  8. Marie Joanne Vaillancourt

    Either way, will still read the book :-) Thanks Dorothy!

  9. Carol

    Please enter me in the drawing!

  10. I’ve been approaching this stage of life and all of its changes with a curiosity much like I felt when I was an adolescent. My mother gave me a book to allay my fears and misconceptions then; I like the positive sound of this review and being someone who likes to begin every new adventure well informed… i’m curious

  11. I approach all of the changes that come in this stage of life with the same curiosity I had about adolescence… I like the positive sound of this review and like to begin every new adventure well informed…. So, I’m curious! Put me in the drawing, please

  12. Ronnie

    Wow, I woke up this morning and realized that I’m over 50. So, I guess I need a guide for this time in my life!

  13. Jyll Malotky

    Woot woot!! Go life after 50!! I’d love to enter your drawing for the book :)

  14. So glad to see promotion and acknowledgement of the joys of being past 50 – it seems to be the best kept secret that it just keeps getting better.


    The world in general and women in particular have needed a book like this for a very long time!

  16. Peggy Ingham

    Sounds great…if I don’t win a copy, I’ll buy one!

  17. So far the first 50 years have been fantastic. I’m really looking forward to the next 50 and even more when i know there is a wealth of help out there. Thank you Barbara, I’m looking forward to reading your book.

  18. June Whalen-Gonzalez

    Think that in many ways you are writing what I am living. I turned 50 a short while abck while my husband was in Critical Care and not expected to survive. We got thru that, only to have him pass away recently at home. And so I have been facing that what appropiate to wear for my age and as a widow – the what I should be doing. And I am trying to find my own balance – admist the clamor of others. Would really love a new take on things for this OLD CRONE !!

  19. Kathi

    Would Love to win the book as I will be turning 51 on the 28th and need all the help that I can get

  20. Pam Onasch

    This sounds like the book that will sit on my nightstand and get read more than once!

  21. Peg

    I’d love to learn more about The Best of Everything After 50! Please enter me in the drawing.

  22. I wish I could invite her to The 50+ Show in London.

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