Book Summary

Wise Older Woman: Growing in Grace and Sass is a cornucopia of fifty-two affirmations of wit, wisdom, and inspiration about gaining, drawn from sources as diverse as contemporary comedians to many revered and ancient wisdom traditions. When we free ourselves from the shackles of societal “age-ism,” and free ourselves from our own self-limiting ideas about becoming older women, we can then honor ourselves fully. Inside are five pictures designed for you to color, so come play! At the end of each entry is a powerful breathing exercise to help you more deeply absorb the beauty of your true self. Get ready to grow in grace, enlightenment, and sass!


  1. Jonna Faulkner March 5, 2013 at 7:31 am .

    Where can I go to buy your book? It sounds wonderful!!!!

  2. Liz Richard March 14, 2013 at 2:13 am .

    We need more books like this in our society glorify the wisdom of older women!

  3. carmela arnoldt March 14, 2013 at 4:07 am .

    Mazel…can’t wait to read it!

  4. Sarah Leah March 15, 2013 at 12:00 am .

    Mazel Tov! So happy for your book is out. What a great accomplishment!

  5. Sue Gonzales March 16, 2013 at 9:08 pm .

    Debra, I am grateful to know a soul that does what it needs to do.
    You are living your dream…in a world where we are not sure of
    our dreams. You are a special student of the universe. I am
    grateful to call you my friend. Sue

  6. Sandy Lewis March 19, 2013 at 4:43 am .

    Thank you for celebrating our lovely older selves! I can’t wait to use your inspirations to guide my weeks!

  7. Pat March 20, 2013 at 1:49 am .

    WOW! I just read your 3 blogs – the two movie reviews and your experiences viewing the Academy Awards. AMAZING! If your book writing is anywhere close to as good as you expressed yourself in these blogs, it should make the Best Seller List! I can’t wait!

    I believe it would be wise to heed the new warning for “Amour”. I added up the months and was surprised that it has now been 21 months since my husband died of brain cancer in a Hospice home. When I think about it, it seems as if it was only a month ago, all he went through is so vivid in my mind. I will be forever grateful to Hospice and all who had a part in caring for him during his last 5 weeks of life. Thank you, Debra, for doing your part on educating the public regarding Hospice and planting the seed for us to begin thinking and sharing what our wants are.

  8. Mona March 30, 2013 at 2:57 pm .

    Debra, I am eager to read your book, and I echo Sue’s comment above. Most of us just talk about following our dreams (and then come up with one excuse or another) but you did it. I am so proud of you. ~Ramona

  9. Nena O'Connell April 1, 2013 at 8:43 pm .

    Debra, I cannot wait to read your book! When I think about this age-ism journey that I feel I am entering, it can feel a bit scary with all the unknowns. Thank you for listening to your heart! I can’t wait to glean wisdom and laughter.

  10. Dena Ellis June 7, 2013 at 10:23 pm .

    So glad …and happy for you and look forward to seeing the book all in print.

  11. Dr. Susan Ann Stauffer August 8, 2013 at 1:08 pm .

    I, too, am looking forward to purchasing the book. Having worked for more than twenty years with older women, caring deeply about the ageism and sexism we face, I deeply appreciate the work you are doing. We cannot pay too much attention to the empowerment of older women; the new longevity demands it and our daughters and granddaughters need to see older women unafraid of their ageing selves.

  12. Bette Long November 19, 2013 at 4:37 am .

    I belong to a group called the Daughters of Eve. We are not a religious group, but we are a spiritual group. I, myself, am 80, and others in the group are older, and some are younger. We are always looking for positive outlooks on aging. Your book seems to fall into that category.

    How can I get a copy of your book?

    Thank you.

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