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  • Series: Fifty Odd
  • Paperback: 176 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform; 1 edition (December 11, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1481104772
  • ISBN-13: 978-1481104777
  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 6 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 11.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,710,535 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Peggy Browning is a writer who views her life after age 50 through rose-colored bifocals. She writes about issues facing the boomer crowd with humor and wit. She has reinvented herself many times through life’s exciting adventures, varied jobs and diverse careers. She’s been a special education teacher, social worker, waitress, newspaper carrier, newspaper correspondent, fruit stand owner, nurse’s aide, janitor and writer/entrepreneur. And that’s just a few of the jobs she’s been paid to do during her first 5 decades…Catch her musings about life after 50 on her blog at her website, http://fiftyodd.com.

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Peggy Browning followed her dream of being a writer after she'd tried her hand at many other professions. She's worked as a teacher, social worker, newspaper correspondent, gardening writer, janitor, fruit stand worker, library assistant, nurse's aide, rehab aide, parking valet, store clerk, waitress...you name it...she's tried it.
After many, many years of telling long-winded, detailed stories to her friends (and anyone else who would listen), Peggy finally started writing her stories down. No other occupation has ever made her as happy as telling her stories and observations about "the Life all around us."
Peggy grew up on a farm in the Texas Rolling Plains and is greatly appreciative of that experience. Her interests include people watching, yoga, appreciating her grandchildren, reading, and volunteer work as a Texas Master Naturalist.

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I ended up reading the last half of the book in two days.
M. E. Lee
I plan to share this with the on-line over fifty group I belong to and encourage them all to put on their rose colored glasses and read this book.
Margaret C. Arvanitis
Being of a certain age...I totally identify with Ms. Browning's writing.
Jane Cowart

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Grammar To Go on January 25, 2013
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This was not a long book, but I found myself laughing and then crying. So many of us go through the same changes that it is amazing, but how we look at those changes is a choice. This lady has made some lovely choices. I am glad she shared them with us!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By M. E. Lee on January 1, 2013
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I'm a follower of Peggy Browning's Fifty Odd blog, so buying the book was an easy decision. I knew I'd laugh. I knew Browning would make me think and make me thankful for what I have. I had no idea I'd experience the full spectrum of emotions as I read. I took my time with the book, savoring each chapter like a weekly treat. It's a collection of columns much like Sharon Randall writes, so Fifty Odd lends itself to leisurely reading; however, the deeper I got into the book, the more I found myself wanting to know more. Those weekly treats weren't enough. I ended up reading the last half of the book in two days. Browning shares so many truths in this story. From love to loss to body image to motherhood to grandmotherhood to bucket lists, Browning delivers vignettes that touch the heart. It's definitely a collection I'll return to again and again. When you get to the end of the book, don't forget to read the acknowledgments. Don't read them first! Get through the book so you understand. When you close the book you'll smile to yourself and you'll cheer for Browning who chose the road less traveled.

I highly recommend this book, especially for women. In fact, I think I'll buy another few copies for gifts.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Macmom on April 11, 2013
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I thoroughly enjoyed this book! I couldn't put it down. It made me laugh, cry and ponder life over the next few years. Although I'm not yet 50...I can totally relate to her experiences and love her sense of humor. This is a MUST read! I can't wait to read more!
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