Why you should buy this book
Frank shares some wonderful life stories
A Wise Path
Great read on a timely topic
Witty and informativer
You’ve been served! How many people do you know, married fifty-six years, and at the age of 75, have been served divorce papers? OK…but at a New Year’s Eve party? From that chilling humiliation, and the dissolution of my marriage, derived, Divorced After 56 Years, Why Am I Sooo Happy? The start of the new year began the start of a new me. From that time forward, I learned and earned the right to give advice, with a smattering of zing, a touch of spice, and my own style of humor.
One tip I learned is to not tell all, but to add more than a hint of mystery, a wicked knowing smile, while giving no explanations. This will drive your frenemies crazy, as they meet to eat and chew you up and spit you out over their salads at lunch..
Brenda Frank was born in Hartford, Connecticut and raised in West Hartford. At the age of 12, I started babysitting and have worked ever since. Married right out of high school, at the age of 18, and then, long story short, moved from Brookline, Mass. to Florida, New York, and back to Florida, with steps and stops along the way. I’m the proud mother of two sons, and Grammy to one beautiful granddaughter. I became a Realtor in the 1970’s and after 40 years of being a top agent in Westchester County, the Upper Westside of NYC, and South Florida, I am looking for an exit sign...
What these awesome people have to say!
What a great read and it should be required reading for anyone whose relationship is a bit shaken, or everyone who wants their relationship to remain solid. I enjoyed the author’s humor and also the real message that the book had. It’s an easy read but will leave you with some questions that we all need to answer for ourselves.
Great read on a timely topic. At first I thought it might be a case of sour grapes but as I was reading I realized that she was being truthful and sincere. A must read.
Rare subject to find written about…unfortunately,happening to so many of us at the same age or older.A good reading, for the honesty, sense of humor and accomplishment of this Lady. Would be a good help for any woman in a similar situation,and a very pleasant reading for everybody. Myself, I love the book,and hope that Brenda Frank is going to keep writing.
Tongue-in-cheek humor in the beginning of the book to an underlying serious appraisal of a situation where one’s life is turned upside down without any warning. Brenda turned a catastrophe into a positive and fulfilling lifestyle.Good for her!
What a surprise. Who could be happy when divorced after 56 years? And yet, the author, Brenda Frank, has found her path from sadness to joy. This is an intelligent, witty and very insightful book. I laughed and I nearly cried. This book isn’t just for the divorced either. It should be a must read for anyone who is (as I am) a “senior” and now retired…looking towards the latter part of my life with some trepidation. There are many ingenious guidelines to finding your happiness at this age, and perhaps at any age. I recommend this book to young and old. It’s a winner.
I just read this book and I am in the process of re-reading it. I enjoyed reading it very much. I am in the author’s age group and length of marriage. In other words, I can relate to many things in the book especially with the time period. The author gives a detailed account of her struggles through her life and what she faced with divorce at after 56 years. She really opens her life story. You just don’t hear of many divorces after so many years. Or many marriages lasting that long! It caught me completely by surprise. Younger marrieds can even relate to her story as divorce is so becoming much more common. I found the book to be interesting, informative, funny, and very sad in places.
I just finished reading the book. I could not put it down, had to finish it. A marvelous piece of writing. All couples going thru a divorce should read this book to show them that lives can be turned around. My wife is reading it now and I am nervous. Great Reading.
Like… It showed how life is!!!!
An informative and witty book on divorce. The author gives advice and tips on navigating the waters of divorce. As a recent widower, many parts resonated with me as well. The sudden uprooting of a marriage is not easy. The author speaks with charm and grace about a difficult subject. A must read for “Grey Divorcees”.
All divorced women should read this hilarious but wise message and learn to anticipate each day with exciting hopeful joy.