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Review Of Never Too Late: Your Roadmap to Reinvention (without getting lost along the way)

More About Never Too Late

Never Too Late speaks to 40-to-forever women—our fears and obstacles and hopes and desires—and gives us cutting edge tools to get where we want to go. Bursting with inspiration, insider stories, and practical strategies. Filled with humor, heart, encouragement, and great quotes. You’ll hop on a plane with me as you figure out the road to your own reinvention.

Claire shares her stories, successes, and failures, as well as those of other reinventors, plus tips for getting a plan, staying on track, pulling together a support system, building your platform in the age of social networking, dealing with the inevitable ups and downs, overcoming perfectionism, and tuning in to your authentic self to propel you toward your goals.

A little bit memoir, a lot inspiration, Never Too Late is real, grounded, and just the book you need to start reinventing your life.

More About Claire Cook

Hi! I’m Claire Cook.

Here’s the short version of my story: I wrote my first book in my minivan when I was 45. At 50, I walked the red carpet at the Hollywood premiere of the romantic comedy movie adaption of Must Love Dogs. I’m now the New York Times, USA Today and international bestselling author of 24 books. My books have been translated into 14 languages.

Take it from me, if you have a buried dream, it’s never too late!

My Thoughts on Never Too Late

I had always thought of Claire Cook solely as a novelist (see my embarrassing confession below) so I was surprised that she's written three memoir/self-help/inspirational books. I've always looked at "the secret to success" books suspiciously. Really? You're going to tell me the magical formula you used to become successful?

Never Too Late doesn't claim to reveal the magic formula. It's a combination of anecdotes from Claire's life, some favorite quotes, stories about other people she knows who have reinvented themselves in many ways and at many stages in their lives and quite a few "this worked for me, maybe it could work for you" tips. The chapters are short that induce you to keep telling yourself "One more chapter" until suddenly, you're turning the last page!

For me at least, this book was energizing. Claire makes you believe that you could indeed change your life - whether it's a big, world changing difference or something small that will just lead you to personal happiness. If you're like me, you'll find yourself taking notes, wanting to remember the most important lessons. This is the type of book that will find a permanent place on your bookshelf so that, when you're having one of those days, you can read a paragraph or two to bolster your belief in yourself. Even if you've never considered reaching for that long buried dream, Never Too Late will have you pondering the possibilities.

Never Too Late feels like a chat with a good friend. After reading this book, I feel like I could give Claire a call and say, "I just baked cookies and if you don't stop by I'll eat them all myself." And she'd be knocking on my door. Never Too Late is equal parts anything is possible cheerleader and practical let's make a plan teacher. Don't miss this book.

A Little Extra

Yes, I knew about Must Love Dogs. First, I saw the movie. Then, I read the book. Loved them both (John Cusack fan here). But I was one of THOSE people. The ones who got stalled at Must Love Dogs and for years never really knew that Claire Cook had written another book - let along two dozen! How embarrassing.

So here's my takeaway: If you read a book and you like it, check to see what else an author has written. I normally do this. I didn't with Claire Cook. Why? It's a mystery.

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