I recently received two reviews of my new e-book, I’m Not Goin’ There! While both reviews are complimentary, I am wondering if each reviewer read the same book. Consider the following two reviews:
OH MY GOSH!! This is one of the funniest books I have read in so long. It reminds me so much of a Lewis Grizzard book that my dad had. I remember reading it and just laughing until I cried. I’m older now so I’m Not Goin’ There: A Gutsy Girlfriend Guide for Boomer Women Who Don’t Wan’t to Spend Their Golden Years Cuddling With Their Cats by Barbara Morris,R.Ph made me laugh til I peed my pants. My favorite was AGING GRACEFULLY IS NOT SEXY – OR EVEN COOL. Aging Gracefully is a trap. This is a book that everyone should read! You feel like you are talking to your best friend while you are reading this. Rita Reviews/ Rita Hernandez
After reading that review my first thought was yes, I have a sense of humor but my humor has never caused anyone to saturate his or her skivvies. Then my marketing mind popped up: “Maybe I should contact Kimberly Clark and see if they would be willing to offer a free Depends, or at least, a coupon for a free Depends with each book.” I’m still thinking about asking them.
Another reviewer saw the book differently (and more accurately):
Not just for Boomers – this book is chock-full of wisdom for any woman who doesn’t want to grow old and fade away in a corner of an assisted living facility. At age 36, I haven’t really given much thought to retirement, other than the fact that I have a 401K. This book made me REALLY think about it, and what I could be doing TODAY to make sure that I am able to enjoy my retirement years, not just financially, but physically and mentally, as well.
There’s real advice to help slow the aging process in this e-book, which is complete with links to other useful books and websites. Morris’ writing style is very smart but sassy, like a good friend is giving you advice. There’s a senior mindset Morris discusses, and it seems like as soon as you resign yourself to it, you age. If you can escape the senior mindset, you can beat the aging process.
She is an advocate of natural remedies, rather than pharmaceuticals, and gives references to websites where you can learn more about this. I signed up for the e-newsletter she recommended for health tips.
I think the author, who is 83, has this all figured out. I encourage all women, no matter what age you are, to read this and take heed of the advice within. It could set you on a path for a much healthier, happier future. Kathy Reviews / Literary R&R
I am grateful for both reviews. If you would like to add to the confusion with a review of your own, please download a copy from Amazon. It’s only $1.99 (for now) for all that hilarious humor and common sense.