If you are living in the second half of your life and you have a dream, then you will no doubt be inspired by Jeremy Goldstein’s Grandma Goes to Law School, a motivating look at folks over fifty who have jump-started their lives and careers. Using real stories from people who have fulfilled their dreams, even when all the odds were against them, this book serves as a great cheerleader for those who sometimes feel that it might be too late to go for it, or who may not have the support they need in their own lives.
We meet retired folks who swam the English Channel, went back to school for their degrees, started new businesses and became ministers. We even meet a guy named Ray who, later in his life, started a business that most, if not all, of us have patronized… McDonald’s. There are women who became doctors in their fifties, and guys who loved baseball and went on to broadcast games for forty-eight years, and even a seventy-six-year-old dad who left his successful business to his children as his legacy.
Grandma Goes to Law School offers plenty of hope and energy and even some useful tips and ideas for motivation, moving forward one step at a time, overcoming obstacles, staying focused and everything else you would expect to see in a self-help book. Nothing new, of course, but all stuff worth remembering and putting into action. The real strength of this book is the collection of individual stories of success, each of which serves as a reminder that anything is possible with conviction, determination and persistence.
Even running seventy marathons well into your seventies.