Friday, June 8, 2012

Book Review: Later Bloomers: 35 Folks Over Age 35 Who Found Their Passion and Purpose by Debra Eve

35 Folks Over Age 35 Who Found Their Passion and Purpose

By Debra Eve

Published November 11, 2011


Are you a late-blooming adult? Congratulations, you're in remarkable company! 

Julia Child savored her first French meal at age 36. It changed her life and ours—there’d be no Food Network without her! Edgar Rice Burroughs sold his stories Tarzan and John Carter of Mars at 37. The latter will be a major movie next year, a century later. Bertha Benz learned how to drive at 39. She made the world’s first road trip. Susan Boyle electrified the world with her singing voice at age 48. English character actress Liz Smith got her first break at 49. She recently co-starred with Johnny Depp. 

Bram Stoker wrote Dracula at age 50. There’s a granny who took up hip-hop dancing at age 64, one who became a famous nightclub DJ at 68, and one who her ran her first marathon at age 86. She’s still running.

These are some of the fascinating people you’ll meet in this compilation from the popular blog. In the garden of life, a “late-blooming” flower blossoms right on time!

LATER BLOOMERS was one of those books that caught my eye in a list of free books for the Kindle.  I like real-life stories about people and thought this sounded really interesting.  I read this book over a couple months time, just reading chapters here and there when I had a few minutes.  

This book epitomizes the idea that "Dreams are never lost, only deferred."  There are so many stories in so many categories that no matter your dream, you will find someone you can relate to.  There are chefs, actors, inventors, artists, athletes, musicians, and writers.  Each story was interesting to me whether I had never heard of them before or whether they were a household name.  

Some of my favorite stories were about Susan Boyle, Wu Ying, Leo Fender, Edgar Rice Burroughs, and Benjamin Franklin.  All of the routes these people took towards success wasn't what you would expect.  If you have a thought, a dream, or an idea this book can help you realize it and make it happen just from the pure hope it gives you from their successes.  If nothing else, this story will give you something to talk about at your next gathering.  Did you know Leo Fender never actually learned to play the guitar........

LATER BLOOMERS is currently only $1.99 for the Kindle HERE.

1 comment:

Debra Eve | Later Bloomer said...

I'm so honored Stacie. Thank you! And I love the design of your site.