Sally is living proof that it's never too late to start again. She failed Romance 101. She flunked Sex. She barely passed Motherhood. Oppressed by a bad marriage, the former art director of the Marshall Plan stumbled through decades of psychotherapy looking for herself. Finally, at age 73, she discovered the key. "Sally - The Older Woman's Illustrated Guide to Self-Improvement" tells the tragicomic saga of artist Sally Pierone, who captured her hard-won life lessons with her paintbrush.Judy Laddon traces Pierone's life journey from a sparkling young woman to a repressed, unhappy wife and mother - and finally, to a surprising triumph as an artist and self-taught therapist. With empathy and humour, Laddon vividly captures Sally's larger-than-life personality and zest for living. Many of Sally's delightful full-colour illustrations are also featured. Read Sally to laugh and learn: How to find yourself before all your hair is grey; Helpful strategies for coping with a surly spouse - and for enjoying life as a single woman; What not to do if your child takes drugs; and how to jump off the raft of your dysfunctional family of origin.
This true story inspires and encourages women that there is life after a failed marriage - and that it's possible to reinvent yourself at every stage of life.
Judy Laddon is an award-wining author, journalist and publisher who decided to write the story of the most intriguing woman she knows. She and two colleagues recently received a first-place award for investigative journalism from the national Society of Professional Journalists. Laddon has written several popular books about spiritual growth that have been translated into four languages. A Spokane, Washington resident, she is the former co-publisher and editor of Spokane Magazine and Camas Magazine.