Entering the Age of Elegance

A practical Guide for the Modern Maturing Woman

Non-Fiction - Self Help
134 Pages
Reviewed on 03/21/2012
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Author Biography

About Chloe

Her many achievements include:
* Three published books since 2003: 2 non-fiction, 1 fiction
* Title of Ms. Maryland Senior America 2003
* Recipient of the Fulbright Fellowship Seminars Abroad award to South
Africa, 1996
* Volunteer internship during the 2005 Maryland legislative session as a Legacy
Leadership Institute graduate
* Lead facilitator for the Alternatives to Violence Project in prison and
community workshops on conflict resolution for ten years
* State representative for the National Family Caregivers Association’s caregiver
community action network 2006-2008
* Advisory board member: MD, Healthcare Commission and the Interagency
Commission for Aging Services: Maryland Dept. of Aging
* Hospice and homeless shelter volunteer
* Coordinator for the Good Samaritan Project at her church
* World traveler – all 7 continents.

Chloe’s philosophy of life is: find a need and fill it.

Published Titles

What Happens Next? A Family Guide to Nursing Home Visits…and More
ISBN 1 932433-00-7 Non-fiction

Entering the Age of Elegance: A Rite of Passage & Practical Guide for the Modern Maturing Woman
ISBN 1-935097-05-9 978-1935097051 Non-fiction

This Business of Children Fiction
ISBN 978-1-60047-580-1

    Book Review

Reviewed by Anne Boling for Readers' Favorite

This book practically jumped off the shelf and into my arms. I am one of thirty-eight million women entering the "Age Of Elegance". I’d never thought of myself as the epitome of elegance, but the author reminds me that I should think of myself that way. Ladies let’s face it: life after 40 is different; it is like a wholly different era. Paul advises the reader to use this book to help establish priorities, investigate options, and discover qualities that will help them become women of elegance.

I love the way Paul brings issues to light. She discusses cosmetic enhancements. Should we just admit we are who we are and accept it or should we be making changes? Frankly, I’m all for ladies making changes they are comfortable with. I love the section on Classy or Cheesy. I know a dear lady that I consider to be classy; the list in that chapter describes her and what I want to be. Learning how to dress is very important. We are mature adult women and should no longer attempt to look or dress like a teeny bopper. She even addresses the issue of dying our hair. Wisely, Paul addresses diet and exercise. Along with age come aches, pains and often medications. Then there is the spiritual aspect of aging: regrets, repentance, restitution and rehabilitation.

Ms Chloe Jon Paul is obviously an elegant lady. Through her book I have learned much about how I too can be an elegant lady. I mentioned earlier that I have a friend that fits the description of elegance. For a long time I have tried to emulate her and learn from her. I have fallen short in the last few years. This book made me realize that I have been fighting growing older instead of waltzing into my elegant years. I will take Ms Paul’s advice to heart for I want to be an ELEGANT woman.

Shirley

Good read.