Flip-Flops After 50

And Other Thoughts on Aging I Remembered to Write Down

Non-Fiction - Humor/Comedy
200 Pages
Reviewed on 06/02/2015
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Author Biography

Cindy Eastman’s first book, an award-winning collection of essays entitled Flip-Flops After 50: And Other Thoughts On Aging I Remembered To Write Down was published by She Writes Press in April 2014. She is a writer and an educator raised in Louisville, Kentucky and attended undergraduate schools in Austin, Texas and graduate school in Springfield, Massachusetts. Cindy holds a Master’s degree in Education and has taught students from ages 5 to 85 in subjects including, but not limited to, poetry, English, creative writing and computer skills. She currently lives in Connecticut with as much of her family as possible.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Trudi LoPreto for Readers' Favorite

Flip-Flops After 50: And Other Thoughts on Aging I Remembered to Write Down by Cindy Eastman hits it perfectly in the center of the bull’s-eye. Cindy makes getting old a wonderful adventure that I found myself sharing with her. Each chapter touched a piece of my life too; and I was able to smile, laugh out loud and feel the joy, happiness and sadness of each event. Christmas shopping in New York City brought back wonderful memories of the Rockefeller Center ice skating rink, the excitement of becoming a grandma was described to a tee, thinking I looked great and then later seeing myself in a picture was so exact. I felt like I was at Cindy’s house for each of the holiday celebrations and surely she must have been a fly on the wall at my house. Each chapter tells a story and builds a satisfying life, making it okay to be reaching the Big 50 (surprise party included), becoming an empty nester, and missing the kids, and life going on and on.

I really loved reading Flip-Flops After 50. It brought me back to good and bad, happy and sad times in my life with perfect reason. Cindy Eastman has artfully made turning 50 and beyond a good thing and one I realized I was glad to have had the good fortune to be a part of. This is a must-read for every woman soon to be turning 50 and beyond. This can easily be and should be the handbook of the baby boomer generation.