This was a fascinating collection of stories of strong women who accomplished amazing things after the age of 50 - an age that a lot of people seem to think is the run up to the old-age pension or something. Since I am in that age bracket myself, I was curious to know who the stars of this book were.
I have to confess that I hadn't heard of some of these ladies and many more, I didn't know more than the basics about them, something which this book has rectified, to a large extent. There was one woman in this tome though who had all the signs of being a raging narcissist - I did a lot of eye-rolling throughout that chapter, I have to admit! I quite like the fact that each chapter starts with the year of birth of each woman and a couple of words which should give you a hint, but you don't know actually who the author is writing about until, sometimes, quite far into the chapter.
This was a good read, and it made me think that if these women can do what they do, then surely I can manage my much-less spectacular life, right? Or at least, worry a lot less about other people's opinions whilst going about my business, something that I am finding more and more anyway, since I turned 50 :) The body might be weak, but the spirit keeps on getting stronger!