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Flip-Flops After Fifty: And Other Thoughts on Aging I Remembered to Write Downby Cindy Eastman
Synopses & Reviews
Flip-flops After 50 will amuse, enlighten, and provoke readers to think about the topics that affect all of us. Who hasnt dealt with the emotions from family events, stress from lousy jobs, or the bittersweet feelings when the kids leave home? Not to mention body image, high school reunions, and parenting. Eastmans conversational style and easy humor tackle the sublime and the ridiculous, the sacred and the profane. After a certain age—and its no secret that its 50—Eastman argues that attitudes change for the better. Making decisions gets easier, although theres no guarantee that life does. Even so, her writing allows us to take a look at our own issues with the reassuring handholding of a confidante.
About the Author
Cindy Eastman is a writer and an educator. Her career in education has taken a wide and diverse route from teaching computer skills to elementary schoolchildren to facilitating professional learning communities for teachers and teaching English as an adjunct to college freshmen at a community college.
Eastmans work is informed by her ability to be an observer as well as a participant in her life. Starting at an early age, she kept journals to record her encounters - and make up stories - about the people, places and events that she experienced. The stories began to take a backseat to her observations, which became more and more fine-tuned as valid commentary on human behavior. With her dry sense of humor, she is able to address a variety of topical subjects and deliver an insightful analysis thats both provocative and amusing.
Currently, she coordinates a supervised visitation service with her husband in his counseling practice and does diversity and anti-bullying trainings for the Anti-Defamation League. She also teaches a writing course for the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at the Waterbury campus of UConn. Eastman makes her home in Connecticut with her husband, Angelo, and their cat. She is working on a second collection of essays when she is not babysitting her grandson.
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