Here’s the perfect Christmas Holiday gift for you and your girlfriends: Lois Joy Johnson, award-winning journalist and founding editor of MORE magazine, has an insightful new book for women over 50: The Woman’s Wakeup, How to Shake Up Your Looks, Life and Love After 50. The book is an inspirational guide on everything from dating, to reviving your wardrobe; making friends in a new town; changing jobs, plus interviews with top medical professionals. The best part of Lois’s book are the in-depth interviews with women who’ve been there, done that and are still on the road to adventure!
Would you believe I’m featured on the first page of Chapter One: “Stay Foxy, Seasoned and Wise?”
I’m honored to be in the company of ten great women, including the creator of shapewear; the Publisher of MORE magazine; the Strategic Director of Hearst Media; a model you’ll recognize from countless television commercials, who’s also a Chinese medicine practitioner; the longtime Editor-in-Chief of Redbook, Ladies’ Home Journal, Founder of MORE and now VP and Editorial Director of AARP and the former anchor of The Early Show on CBS.
We all had a blast being photographed in our own clothes. Having worked for every magazine, with every supermodel, fashion designer, photographer and on exotic locations around the world, Lois Joy Johnson is the ultimate stylist. Lois has the ability to turn any garment into something special. A couple of years ago Lois dropped by my hotel room dressed in a trapper’s hat, jeans and boots. She was the chicest woman I’d seen all week, and that’s saying a lot for NYC!
With the Rolling Stones blasting from the studio speakers, Michael Waring—who photographed Lois’s other two books, Makeup Wakeup, with iconic makeup artist, Sandy Linter, and Wardrobe Wakeup—has a way of putting you at ease… As if I needed any help! LOL! Wait till you see the photo of me in the last chapter. Yes, my body really bends that way, and no, my hand is not deformed.
Regardless of your age, size or where you are in life, you’re guaranteed to see yourself in The Woman’s Wakeup. You’ll learn new things you’ve never considered and discover ways to increase your self-esteem. Did you know…
- Age is appropriate and awesome!
- Forget what magazines say. We will always need these 5 things.
- Yearly mole and full-body skin cancer checks are not negotiable.
- Market your age as a bonus.
- Be Google-able.
- The point of dating and meeting new people is to rethink your life, routine, looks and relationships for the woman you are now.
- Who says we can’t be sexy without having sex?
- Whatever your size now is the real you. Enjoy it and stop looking over your shoulder.
- We buy and wear what we love. Whenever. Period.
- Keep taking risks.
- 10 things you’re finally ready for.
In an oversized paperback format, with 280 pages of beautiful, color photos, The Woman’s Wakeup is a practical coffee table book that’s hard to put down. While it doesn’t come on the market until December 22, 2015, you can pre-order copies on Amazon now and have it shipped in time for Christmas!
As Lois likes to say, “Women 50+ rule the world!”