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Between a Rock and a Hot Place by Tracey Jackson.. Fear of aging taken on by a woman who’s funny and smart  –– and only a little afraid. Let’s all stop pretending, shall we? Live life like you mean it, not like you mean to make a cute corpse.

Joel Gardner, LitSnap Editor

"Finally, there is a voice of reality to counter the claims of a youth-oriented culture and put forward the idea that successful aging isn’t about denying reality…. Jackson writes with the humor of Nora Ephron, the honesty of a fiftysomething, and the reality of medical science.."

Library Journal

"Laugh-out-loud funny.."

The Oprah Magazine

Author bio: Tracey has written over fifteen feature films and fourteen television pilots. She really wanted to write for the biggest producer in the world, Jerry Bruckheimer, but everyone said she couldn’t do that because she was a girl and she did comedy, but then she got hired to adapt CONFESSIONS OF A SHOPAHOLIC for Jerry Bruckheimer, which was released in February 2009. The last thing Tracey ever thought of doing was making a first person documentary, especially one where she was at the center. But, like many things she never thought she wanted to do, she somehow found herself smack dab in the middle of her first documentary, LUCKY DUCKS, which started life as a study of why children of boomers are spoiled and unable to cope and ended up being both that and an exploration of who we are as children and how that carries over into our parenting. She now finds it hard to do anything without a camera crew and lighting designer following her around. More information can be found here:

Book Details: General Nonfiction; 348 pp. Wise laughs: Kindle/Print editions

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