Twenty-six dynamic women, 50s through 80s, share their compelling stories with grit and humor. Donating a kidney to a stranger, building schools in Ethiopia, racing around a Roller Derby track … they triumph over fears and offer advice. These women—from Maine to California, Costa Rica to Kenya—will entertain and inspire you to take risks that matter.
"When my 6-year-old granddaughter was told that Granny was going to jump out of an airplane, she asked, 'Isn't that dangerous?'"—Felicity, Maine
"It was crazy to ruin nature this way. My heart told me I needed to fight this." —Elke, Nova Scotia
"It has taken courage and inner strength to travel and move to places." —Betsy, Costa Rica
"Reading the stories of these women and the adventures they embark on is inspirational, no matter what your age. These women prove that you're never 'too old' to try something new!" —Fran Hodgkins, award-winning children's book author
"Uplifting stories of hope, persistence, joy, grief, frustration, and the satisfying discovery of women's personal power … Valuable inspiration, motivation, and helpful risk-taking tips …" —Mary Lou Carolan, library director and community innovator
"The power of risk-taking to inspire change is illustrated in these women's stories. Illuminating and empowering …" —Dr. Vickie R. Driver, physician and professor