Not Dead Yet – Barbara Ballinger & Meg Crane

Jan 27, 2022 | aging, books, culture, Health, politics, seniors, technology

Not Dead Yet – Barbara Ballinger & Meg Crane

The Not Old Better Show Author Interview Series

Welcome to The Not Old Better Show on KSCW/KCBP.  I’m Paul Vogelzang, so great to be with you today, following another great week of talk, music, and community for our older adult audience.  We have an excellent show today, very timely and thrilling for our Not Old Better Show audience here on KSCW/KCBP community radio.

Life moves really fast these days.  With stresses all around us, health, unexpected emergencies, and everything else, we in The Not Old Better Show audience may feel like we’ve done so much living, but not had a full life, and we may not have a plan for the rest of our lives.  How do you find the time now to plan for your future so that when you get there, it’s there for you, too…a future? And a future you can really enjoy.  Remember the title of our guest’s book today, Not Dead Yet and all will be well…

With people living longer, they are faced with decisions about finances, health, and emotional and social well-being. In the new book, which is really wonderful, titled  NOT DEAD YET: Rebooting Your Life After 50, Barbara Ballinger and Margaret Crane, and our guests today, are two long-time, seventysomething journalists, friends, and writing partners. They’ll share how they and all of us in The Not Old Better Show audience can navigate this new stage of their lives. 

Filled with optimism, energy, humor, honesty, and compassion, NOT DEAD YET will take you 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 co-housing 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.  Margaret Crane is a nationally known freelance writer focusing on business, food, wine, fashion, home furnishings, and real estate.  Please join me in welcoming to The Not Old Better Show via internet phone, Barbara Ballinger and Margaret Crane.  

My thanks to NYT Best Selling authors Barbara Ballinger and Margaret Crane.  NOT DEAD YET: Rebooting Your Life After 50, Barbara Ballinger and Margaret Crane  is available now for purchase wherever you find your books and like to read.  My thanks to you my dear Not Old Better Show audience for your company today, and I hope you’ll join me next time.  Be safe, be healthy, and please practice smart social distancing, and remember, Let’s talk about better. The Not Old Better Show. Thanks, everybody.