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Entering the Age of Elegance - A Rite of Passage and Practical Guide for the Modern Maturing Woman Paperback – February 23, 2009

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 134 pages
  • Publisher: Two Harbors Press (February 23, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1935097059
  • ISBN-13: 978-1935097051
  • Product Dimensions: 8.7 x 5.9 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 7.2 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,413,307 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews


Thanks to Chloe Jon Paul, women finally have a practical guide to planning their fabulous journey into their Age of Elegance. Pack your bag and travel wisely and well as a maturing modern woman. You won't find a better road map anywhere to help you through the sometimes confusing labyrinth of second adulthood. Give this book to friends, family, and even the men in your life. Let them travel with you. You will be glad you did. --Dr. Dorree Lynn, Psychologist, Media Personality, Founder/Editor of

About the Author

Chloe Jon Paul, M.Ed., is a retired educator and writer of several published articles and a book entitled What Happens Next: A Family Guide to Nursing Home Visits . . . and More.

Her many achievements include winning the title of Ms. Maryland Senior America 2003; receiving the Fulbright Fellowship Seminars Abroad award to South Africa, 1996; serving as the lead facilitator for the Alternatives to Violence Project in prison and community workshops on conflict resolution for ten years; serving as a state representative for the National Family Caregivers Association's caregiver community action network from 2006-2008; traveling to all seven continents; and serving as an advisory board member on the MD, Healthcare Commission and Interagency Commission for Aging Services: Maryland Department of Aging.

Chloe's philosophy of life is ''find a need and fill it.'' She is the proud mother of a son, Dominic, and daughter, Alessa. Her three grandsons are her greatest joy. Chloe resides in Bowie, MD.

More About the Author

As a teacher for 35 years, I taught every grade except kindergarten. My teaching experience extended to Adult Ed in Maine and Maryland, high school English in a Maryland psychiatric facility, and to inmates in the Maryland state prison as well.

Teaching and writing have always been my passions. I retired early from teaching and turned to writing full time when the death knell sounded on my creativity in the classroom. We were being forced to "teach to the test" and that was something I refused to do. I longed for the days when I heard students saying " Gee whiz! Three o'clock already?" I knew I had to be doing something right! The projects we planned and carried out were amazing!

People have asked me if I'm the character Vera in the book. No, I'm not Vera or Dee although I must admit that there may be a little of me in both of them. The characters, setting, and events are purely fictional and are basically a composite of people, places, and events that I have known.

As someone once said: Teaching is...the profession that makes all other professions possible.
I wish to honor and celebrate all good teachers everywhere who make a difference.

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Corrie Woods on May 15, 2009
Format: Paperback
I have to say that the title of this book really caught my eye: Entering the Age of Elegance. As a woman turning 50 this year I love this invitation to elegance. Chloe has taken a fresh approach to a popular topic by giving us a resource-rich travel guide. This book is packed with practical information, recommended book lists, web pages and resources. I found myself saying, I never thought about that before ... over and over.
Great read.
Corrie Woods, author of The Woman's Field Guide to Exceptional Living: Practical Steps for Living a Big, Bold, Beautiful Life!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Midwest Book Review on January 10, 2010
Format: Paperback
Getting up there in age means new challenges in life. "Entering in the Age of Elegance: A Rite of Passage & Practical Guide for the Modern Maturing Woman" is a guide for woman entering the feared old age. With profound wisdom, Chloe Jon Paul discusses the many aspects of middle aged life for a woman, from marriage, to motherhood of adult children, and other important aspects. "Entering the Age of Elegance" is a worthwhile read for any woman feeling unsure about the next stage in their life.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Carol F. Peck on April 26, 2010
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From the inspiring title through the catchy, intriguing section headings, Entering the Age of Elegance speaks directly to us older women, giving solid, practical advice/information about every aspect of our lives, encouraging us to seize that elegance . . . and showing us exactly how to do that. We owe a large debt of gratitude to Chloe Jon Paul.

Carol F. Peck, Author of From Deep Within
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