Program Type:Author Talks
“With people living longer, they are faced with decisions about finances, health, and emotional and social well-being. In NOT DEAD YET: Rebooting Your Life After 50, Barbara Ballinger and Margaret Crane, two long-time, seventysomething journalists, friends, and writing partners, share how they and other aging boomers can navigate this new stage of their lives. Filled with optimism, energy, humor, honesty, and compassion, NOT DEAD YET takes readers through the journeys, decisions, failures, losses, and successes of people as they age and try to live joyfully. Whether sharing that shivas, wakes, and funerals might be good places to meet new friends and potential dates or sharing their riff on an imagined cohousing arrangement for their final years, Ballinger and Crane will make readers laugh, cringe a little, think hard, and realize they are not alone in figuring out life as they get older and become age-defiers.”
Barbara Ballinger is an award-winning freelance journalist, author, and reporter who has interviewed a variety of celebrities and experts from Tipper Gore to Martha Stewart, Danny Meyer, Rosalynn Carter, Lorraine Bracco, Doris Kearns Goodwin, and Ruth Reichl. She has covered diverse topics from business to design, real estate, entertaining, food, law, and personal finance.
Margaret Crane is a nationally known freelance writer focusing on business, food, wine, fashion, home furnishings, and real estate. She has interviewed such luminaries as Jack Buck, Virginia Johnson, Sally Quinn, Moshe Dayan, Shimon Peres, Dr. Benjamin Spock, David Ben Gurion, Tippi Hedren, and many others.