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Product Details

  • Paperback: 264 pages
  • Publisher: New Harbinger Publications; 1 edition (April 3, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1572244321
  • ISBN-13: 978-1572244320
  • Product Dimensions: 0.7 x 7.6 x 8.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #257,729 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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In reading Susan Swartz's wonderful The Juicy Tomatoes Guide to Ripe Living After 50 , I laughed out loud, recognizing so many of my own internalized myths about the aging process. What a relief to realize that there are so many gutsy and brave women over fifty who have turned life's detours and challenges into grand opportunities through their amazing resourcefulness and creativity. These passionate and daring risk takers are a joyful testimony to the new possibilities of womanhood. The lives of so-called 'ordinary women' are woven into the most extraordinary tapestry of good advice and celebration of joyful living. Resonating throughout every story is the profoundness of Eleanor Roosevelt's message, 'You must do the thing you think you cannot do.'
- Molly Murphy MacGregor, executive director and the cofounder of the National Women's History Project

From the Publisher

In this lively, entertaining, and informative book, syndicated columnist Susan Swartz celebrates feisty women over fifty. Chock full of practical advice, it is a spirited companion to the author’s first book, Juicy Tomatoes.

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I started writing about women 50 and over when I hit that age and didn't like the over-the-hill black balloon image. I KNEW there were amazing women that age and older and set out to find them. I like the image of JUICY TOMATOES for mature, wise, sassy women, lush and ripe and still on the vine, who are not looking back but charging ahead.
We are lucky to be surrounded by great role models and if we're ever going to change the image of older women it's now. We've got the numbers. There are 39 million Boomer women, more than the population of California.
Sure, there are things to worry about the longer you live on the planet - illness, loss, funny skin things. But age is only a number, a bookkeeping detail.
Susan

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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on March 2, 2007
Format: Paperback
There is something especially rewarding about reading a non-fiction book that has you just nodding your head in agreement throughout. The book jacket says it's about life after 50, a point I haven't reached yet, from the female perspective, a point I'm not aiming at. It is that, but it's more. It's about life in general, and you'll want to read it straight through, guaranteed. Honest, wise, humor which is totally unforced, and a very easy-to-read style that only comes from a writer who works as hard as possible to ensure the reader isn't aware she's worked at all. I've been assembling a little "reference shelf" of books that I won't sell to the local used bookshops. This book is on that shelf.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By CD on January 6, 2007
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I'm not quite fifty yet, but I knew I had to read this book after Susan interviewed me for her chapter, Take Care of Those Tootsies. The chapters dedicated to medical problems in women over fifty are short, smart and funny. Susan Swartz is able to bring humor to difficult subjects. "Make the Damned Appointment" is how she starts these chapters and this tone is carried throughout her book. I love the short chapters, the tips listed in the columns and the humor injected into the absurd things women deal with throughout life. I would recommend this book not only to ALL women over fifty, but also to women approaching fifty.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Peggy Halsegan on March 13, 2010
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I really wanted to like this book, but it was a bit too cutesy for me. I felt a bit patronized, not inspired, by the tone. That said, there is some great advice and inspiration in here, and so I did take a few good thoughts out of it. But I felt I had to cruise the produce aisles (ie, pages of the book) so to speak, to squeeze out the gems. Get it from the library or a friend if you can; save your money and spend it on something else to make you feel fab after 50.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By PoshProf on October 27, 2008
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This is an entry level book into the world of aging for women. A little more science and a little less warm and cuddly would be better.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Kare Anderson VINE VOICE on July 1, 2006
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This is the kind of practical, fun to read and inspiring book that reminds us of our ripe side.

In sharing it with friends and suggesting it at associations of professional women when I speak at their annual conferences I always suggest that they find a good woman friend and read sections out loud to each other (been such a rich experience for me)- to reinforce in each other that we can all be scouts (and share what we discover) for the adventures and contributions we can create for these next chapters of our life stories - as we choose to live them.

Kudos to Susan... and when is your next book coming out?!
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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Midwest Book Review on May 26, 2006
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Here's a new image of the 50+ age woman: someone who enjoys her lushness and gets the most out of life. Here experience is an asset and women's power is touted as a strength, not something to be ashamed of. THE JUICY TOMATOES GUIDE TO RIPE LIVING AFTER 50 uses the biographical sketches of women who live this ideal to demonstrate how the best years can be lived after 50.

Diane C. Donovan, Editor

California Bookwatch
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Nancy Avolese on February 10, 2010
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This was a fun, ego boosting read. I actually bought three books in anticipation of my 50th birthday and they were all good but this one made me laugh out loud.

It also made me realize that 50 is just the second chapter of my life, not the ending.
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