Don't Miss This Dynamic Book For the 21st Century Grandmother


Generation G, Advice for Savvy Grandmothers Who Will Never Go Gray Releases March 2008 Nashville, Tenn.)

With millions of baby boomers entering retirement age, many American women are finding themselves thrust into the role of family matriarch. These vibrant, energetic, socially active women suddenly earn a new moniker—Grandmother.

Author Marty Norman, grandmother to four, admits that the role of grandmother does not always come naturally for some women. The word grandmother often conjures thoughts of Medicare and senior discounts. Yet in her lively new release, Generation G, Advice for Savvy Grandmothers Who Will Never Go Gray (Thomas Nelson, March 2008, ISBN: 978-0-7852-2812-7, $14.99), Norman exuberantly explores the myriad of ways that becoming a grandmother can, in fact, reenergize and refocus a chronically busy and hectic life.

From maintaining marriages and raising children, to caring for parents and in-laws, women in “Generation G” are often sandwiched between multiple generations and burdened with enormous responsibility. By the time grandchildren come along, many find themselves asking, “How do I balance my two feet in four worlds?”

Norman’s answer is simple, yet powerful. “Rather than worrying about the destination, now is the time to focus on the journey,” she says. “Being a grandmother is the best—it can’t be overrated!” Within the pages of Generation G, she offers not a perfect manual, but instead a handbook of shared experience as she guides readers through important milestones and events related to being a grandmother. Some highlights include:

Grandmothers these days are rich, savvy, and silver! Rich in experience with a savvy understanding of life, Generation G is valuable and refined like silver.

Give advice without making suggestions. If only a mouth guard could be invented that would protect grandmothers from themselves!

Upgrade your perception of grandmothers. Be a new-generation grandmother and never go gray—despite your hair color!

Decide what your grandchildren will call you. It’s the only time in life that you get to pick your own name, so make your selection carefully. It can be unique. It can be special. It should be you!

Additional topics include establishing new family traditions to accommodate your growing family, becoming an in-law not an outlaw, coping with being a long-distance grandmother, and many more. Norman’s charming sense of humor coupled with a dynamic and robust thirst for life make Generation G a must-read for every current or soon-to be grand mother.

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