Fierce with Age

In her classic memoir, Fierce with Age: Chasing God and Squirrels in Brooklyn, Boomer expert Carol Orsborn relates the ups and downs of a tumultuous year spent facing, busting and ultimately triumphing over the stereotypes of aging.  Along the way, she nurtures a love-starved friend through a doomed affair with a younger man, wrestles with the meaning of an exploding fish and regains her passion for life at the side of her squirrel-crazed dog, Lucky.

 The message is as deep as it is engaging.  In Carol’s own words: “Plummet into aging, stare mortality in the eye, surrender everything and what else is there left to fear? The way is perilous, danger on all sides. But we can be part of a generation no longer afraid of age. We are becoming, instead, a generation fierce with age.”
 The reviews have been stellar, exemplified by this one from Maddy and Ken Dychtwald: “Fierce with Age” is thought-provoking, brave and courageous.   Carol Orsborn tackles both the shadow and promise of transitioning beyond midlife, showing us aging as the opportunity to grow whole, rather than just grow old.”



Turner Publishing to Release “Important Generational Memoir”

Nashville, Tennessee, May 25, 2012  Turner Publishing is pleased to announce the acquisition of Fierce with Age: Chasing God and Squirrels in Brooklyn, a new book by Carol Orsborn, the internationally acknowledged expert on marketing to Boomer women, to be published in May 2013.

The women of the Boomer generation redefined midlife.  Now one of their most celebrated thought leaders, Carol Orsborn, Ph.D., sets her sights on busting the stereotypes of growing old. Voiced by one of their own, Fierce with Age relates the ups and downs of Orsborn’s tumultuous year of transformation as she transited into the “wild space beyond midlife.” The memoir marries easily identifiable stories with a popular blend of spirituality and self-help, building a bridge between this distinctive generation’s past and future, and providing a focal point for the Boomer generation’s next life stage and revolution.

Fierce with Age is an important generational memoir,” says Todd Bottorff, president and publisher of Turner Publishing.  “The life decisions made by boomers as they advance through the second half of life will affect the future of the U.S. for generations to come.”

“In a youth-centric society, Boomer women have understandably resisted the notion of growing old,” adds executive editor Diane Gedymin who acquired the book from literary agent Linda Roghaar, “but there comes a time in every woman’s life when denial of aging cracks, a time ripe for a book like Fierce with Age, the first memoir to actually capture the transition from the height of midlife to a wholehearted embrace of redefined aging.”


Dr. Carol Orsborn is an internationally recognized authority on marketing to the Boomer woman and author of over twenty books.  She co-authored both the first book on the subject (Boom:  Marketing to the Ultimate Power Consumer—the Baby Boomer Woman) and the most recent (Vibrant Nation:  What Women 50+ Know, Think, Do and Buy).  Orsborn is founder and editor-in-chief of, the Online Digest of Boomer Wisdom, Inspiration and Spirituality, and CEO of a Boomer demographic speaking, brand blogging and consulting service, for such major brands as Ford, Prudential and Humana.  She writes popular blogs for “Huffington Post,” PBS’s “Next Avenue”, and  “Third Age”, among others.

Pub Date: May 7, 2013

ISBN: 9781620453759

Page #: approx. 230

Format: HC

Price: $24.95 ($27.95 CAN)



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