AMAZING GRAYS ~ A Woman’s Guide to Making the Next 50 the Best 50 (Regardless of Your Hair Color!) by Maggie Rose Crane

AMAZING GRAYS ~ A Woman’s Guide to Making the Next 50 the Best 50 (Regardless of Your Hair Color!) by Maggie Rose Crane


Maggie Crane tackles the going gray issue by going beneath the surface and getting to the “root” of amazing graythe issue.  In her book AMAZING GRAYS, she explores the sometimes complicated path women often travel as we grapple with the aging process.  Gray is a woman who is traveling this road and understands.

We may start our journey with hot flashes and concerns about going gray, but our generation is doing more. Boomer women are redefining what it means to be over fifty in the twenty-first century – in all aspects of life.  We are not our mothers and our perspective on aging is growing and evolving every day.  We are in the process of shaping new ideas about aging.  The 50’s and 60’s of a woman’s life are more apt to be about new beginnings than endings.  Crane explores the deeper issues of aging as she wrestles with her own decision to go gray.


From the superficial to the deeply personal, Amazing Grays: A Woman’s Guided to Making the Next 50 the BEST 50 – Regardless of your hair color! is well researched and nicely written.  It offers midlife women an opportunity to challenge their preconceived ideas about aging and evaluate their options honestly.  She challenges her readers to stretch and grow and to make the most of the time that remains for each of us. Crane asks common questions and offers a few answers that she discovered through research and experience.  Whether you are wrestling with the color of your hair or looking for a new perspective on “roots of a different kind”, this book will give you food for thought and tools for action and self-discovery.

Crane’s honest and open style invites the reader in and makes her feel immediately accepted and understood.  You can’t help but think to yourself, “she knows exactly how I feel”.   I happily recommend Amazing Grays to any woman in midlife who is looking for an understanding friend or food for thought.  If you’re feeling, stuck, confused, or overwhelmed by the changes that are taking place in your body or your life, sit down with a cup of coffee and a conversation with Maggie and I guarantee you will feel better when she leaves.


Maggie has just released a new eBook: HOW TO GO GRAY…and Love it!  Whether you’ve already made the decision to go gray and are simply wondering how, or are still on the fence wondering if you should – Maggie offers inspiration, support, and practical information to help you.

About Maggie: Maggie Rose Crane spent a decade crisscrossing the country, conducting leadership and life-skills workshops for women. Now, she is a leading-edge baby boomer on a quest to age with grace, gratitude and gusto. Through her writing, speeches and workshops she candidly shares personal experiences and insights that guide maturing women through the ups and downs of staying vibrant and inspired while aging in a culture obsessed with youth and manufactured beauty. At the core of her message, Maggie exposes the fears and anxieties that haunt many modern women – and reveals how to mindfully navigate the turbulence with wisdom, perspective and practice. 

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7 Replies to “AMAZING GRAYS ~ A Woman’s Guide to Making the Next 50 the Best 50 (Regardless of Your Hair Color!) by Maggie Rose Crane”

  1. As I have reached and gone beyond the half century mark, Im grateful for every single experience. The hardest ones~ the ones that have left scars are the most beneficial of all. Cheers to 50 and beyond!

  2. Allowing myself the freedom to go gray last year was only a symbol of allowing myself to be ME instead of hiding from the world.

  3. Funny you should bring this up. I recently wrote a post all about my dilemma on whether or not to go “white.” My brother-in-law read it and begged that I NOT. Just to complicate things, you know.

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