Barbara Rose Brooker
Thursday, September 1, 2011, 10 am Pacific, 11 am MT, Noon Central, 1 pm EST, 6 pm Zurich, 7 pm Istanbul
I'm 75 and I want to be a movie star...
How we age is who we are. Age is not about a number. It is about living life to the fullest, asking new questions and always forming new goals.
Barbara Rose Brooker
Aging is a gift and a journey into new facets of one’s true self and other voices and to new dreams. Age is not about a number. It is about living life to the fullest, asking new questions and always forming new goals. Age is not about Botox. It’s about the spirit. After sixty especially is a time not to hide your age but to re-invent yourself - to write that book, make that movie, and find true love. Like the last part of a wonderful book, it’s a time to pursue old dreams and make them true. No matter how old or disabled, everyone at any age can pursue new goals. Everything is possible is about how everything is possible at every age.
Barbara Rose Brooker is a native San Franciscan, an author, teacher, performer and activist for human rights. She has an MA, in creative writing, and has published fiction with Morrow and other presses. She teache s writing sem inars to adults o ver forty at SFSU/OLLI-and at private seminars. Her newest novel,The Viagra Diaries, about the coming of age at seventy has been bought by HBO for a television series with Goldie Hawn.. Brooker loves the media and is passionate about her message. She has performed her first one-woman show,The Viagra Diaries, monologues from The Viagra Diaries, about dating and love and pursuing a career after sixty, at the Commonwealth Club of California.
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This is Dr. Sally Gelardin with Careerwell Tele-Interviews. Our guest today, Barbara Lee Brooker, told me that she wants to be a movie star when she grows up. Barbar is a native San Franciscan, an author, teacher, performer and activist for human rights. She has an MA, in creative writing, and has published fiction with Morrow and other presses. She teache s writing seminars to adults over forty at SFSU/OLLI-and at private seminars. Her newest novel, The Viagra Diaries, about the coming of age at seventy, has been bought by HBO for a television series with Goldie Hawn. Welcome Barbara!
- You are the originator of Age March. What is Age March? How and why did you conceive it?
- How and where did Age March begin?
- Where are you planning to take Age March in the future?
- You are also going to be presenting at the Poetics of Aging Conference in San Francisco November 16 - 19. What does Poetics of Aging mean to you?
- How does Age March relate to Poetics of Aging?
- I know most women don't like to tell their age, but do you mind if I ask you, what is your age?
- What is your view of age?
- You're both an accomplished artist and a writer. Do you think most creative people have many talents or are you unusual?
- What is your newest book, The Viagra Diaries, about?
- Is Anny Applebaum, the protagonist of your book, really you?
- I hear that Goldie Hawn will be playing Anny Applebaum in an upcoming tv series. How did the producer find you? What do you think about Goldie Hawn playing your character?
- What fallacies of age, romantic love, and work do you discuss in your book?
- Do you think most men over 60 are like Marv Rothstein, the primary male character in your book? What is he like personally and in his work?
- Do you have an Advice Column for women over 60?
- How can listeners contact you if they have questions about age, love, sex, and life/work choices?
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