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Book Title: Between a Rock and a Hot Place: Why Fifty Is the New Fifty|
The author of the book: Tracey Jackson
ISBN 13: 9780062042422
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 7.97 MB
Edition: HarperCollins e-books
Date of issue: February 15th 2011
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As she approached her fiftieth birthday, Tracey Jackson found herself bombarded at the gym, at parties, in conversations with friends by a catchphrase on everyone's lips. "Fifty is the new thirty" and the endless magazine articles, photos, and T-shirts proclaiming the new aphorism had apparently bloomed out of a collective sense of denial, masking the true fears of a generation unwilling to relinquish their youth.
With a comedy writer's training and a screenwriter's eye for detail, Jackson skewers the myth in Between a Rock and a Hot Place, a hilarious, bare-knuckled, and ultimately practical appraisal of what middle age really means today. Willing not only to face the elephant in the room, but to put him under a (large) microscope, Jackson confronts the truth about death, work, and sex in what the French call the "third age," using poignant, laugh-out-loud stories from her life. Jackson examines the changing roles of motherhood and wifehood; the necessity of planning a "career after your career"; the unvarnished reality of our aging bodies; and the generational shift in our perception of age ("Tight abs was not a phrase my grandmother had ever heard. And even if she had, her response would likely have been, Who needs that when you have a girdle?").
Turning fifty is a wake-up call but one that can be greeted with a plan. Recounting the changes she went through, the things she learned (and things she didn't) en route to fifty, Between a Rock and a Hot Place navigates, with unsparing honesty and unerring wit, the confusion and uncertainty of the most significant uncharted transition in our lives.
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Tracey Jackson is a screenwriter and author who has written over fifteen feature films and fourteen television pilots--including The Other End of the Line, The Guru and Confessions of a Shopaholic--and her first book, Between a Rock and a Hot Place.
Her recent documentary, Lucky Ducks, nominated for Best Documentary at the MIAAC Film Festival in 2009, explores issues of parenting and adolescence, following Tracey and her teenage daughter from Park Avenue to Mumbai as they attempt to unravel the complex relationship boomer parents have with their over-indulged teens. Since the film's release, Jackson has been a featured guest on many parenting shows and websites, including MomLogic.com, Mary Talks Money with Mary Caraccioli, and ABC News with Annie Pleshette Murphy.
With the same candidness used to attack parenting in Lucky Ducks, Jackson now took on aging with her first book, Between a Rock and a Hot Place. By telling themselves fifty is the new thirty, boomers have convinced each other they are getting younger--a myth which Jackson's new book seeks to debunk: "the truth is fifty ain't thirty no matter how you cook the books. It's fifty and it arrives with more baggage than Paris Hilton on a press tour."
While investigating her own life, Jackson, in Between a Rock and a Hot Place, takes us through the many twists and turns on the roller coaster of aging. She is not afraid to tackle the topics of sex, ageism in the workplace, death, health, empty nest, and everything else the years may bring. She makes us laugh hard and think hard as well, and offers ways to lighten the speed bumps along the way. "No one gives women a game plan for a hearty last thirty years," but with Between a Rock and a Hot Place, someone finally does.
With her new book Gratitude and Trust - Six Affirmations That Will Change Your Life, Jackson and co-author Oscar, Grammy winning songwriter Paul Williams use the principles of the recovery movement to help those with what they like to refer to as life limiting problem,s as opposed to life threatening ones.
Tracey is an avid blogger, whose blog Tracey Talks can be read on her website, TraceyJacksonOnline. She also contributes as a guest blogger to The Huffington Post, The Partnership for a Drug Free America's Decoder blog, and TinyBuddha.com.
She and Williams also now blog daily on their site www. gratitudeandtrust.com.
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