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If I Knew Then: Finding Wisdom in Failure and Power in Aging

de Jann Arden

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"Jann Arden--bestselling author, recording artist and late-blooming TV star--is back with this funny, heartfelt and fierce memoir on becoming a woman of a certain age. The power, gravity and freedom she's found at fifty-seven are superpowers she believes all of us can unleash. Digging deep into her strengths, her failures and her losses, Jann Arden brings us an inspiring account of how she has surprised herself, in her fifties, by at last becoming completely her own person. Like many women, it took Jann a long time to realize that trying to be pleasing and likeable and beautiful in the eyes of others was a loser's game. Letting it rip, and damning the consequences, is not only liberating, it's a hell of a lot of fun: "Being the age I am--that so many women are--is just the best time of my life." Jann weaves her own story together with tales of her mother, grandmother, and great grandmother, and the father she came close to hating, to show her younger self--and all of us--that fear and avoidance is no way to live. "What I'm thinking about now aren't all the ways I can try to hang on to my youth or all the seconds ticking by in some kind of morbid countdown to death," she writes, "but rather how I keep becoming someone I always hoped I could be. If I'm lucky one day a very old face will look back at me from the mirror, a face I once shied away from. I will love that old woman ferociously, because she has finally figured out how to live a life of purpose--not in spite of but because of all her mistakes and failures.""--… (més)
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I'm a little older than Jann Arden and thus, I never really listened to much of her music. When I listened to Rick Mercer's audiobook he was full of praise for Jann so that piqued my interest. She narrates this short little book so that was kind of fun. Now I know a little bit more about her life, especially her struggles with alcoholism, but I have to say that she didn't convey any great lessons that I found useful for my life. Perhaps that's because I am that much older than her and I think I have discovered my own particular philosophy and lifestyle that works for me. Good for her though for working through her problems. I'm sure other people will find her thoughts useful. ( )
  gypsysmom | Oct 2, 2021 |
Inspiring, heartwarming and humorous memoir from a favorite Canadian artist. Jann imparts insightful wisdom on coming into our own as women. A must-read for Jann Arden fans and for all women in general. ( )
  mel_t | Jul 21, 2021 |
This book was lacking structure and direction. Not necessarily a bad thing, but it was noticeable to me. It has a chatty feel to it with bits of wisdom and a few life lessons woven throughout. Fans of Jann Arden will appreciate the time spent with her. ( )
  Iudita | May 18, 2021 |
I received an ARC of this book to read through NetGalley. All opinions are my own. If I Knew Then is a book by Jann Arden on the topic of ageing and embracing your inner crone. I’ve enjoyed listening to Jann Arden’s music for many years and first became acquainted with her writing through her Facebook posts about coping with her mother’s progression into dementia. Heartfelt and honest these posts are like a light to me as at the same time my son’s beloved grandmother was going through a similar journey. This book is about accepting the ageing process and learning to enjoy life without all the negative expectations and doubts we put on ourselves as we grow towards middle age. Acceptance and celebration of who we are, where we have been, and why that makes us who we are now is the theme of this book and it came to me just when I needed to hear this wisdom. Publishing Date: October 27, 2020. #IfIKnewThen #JannArden #PenguinRandomHouseCanada #SelfHelpBooks #AgingGracefully #EmbraceYourCrone #PostiveBodyImage #bookstagram #bookstagrammer ( )
  nmgski | Oct 26, 2020 |
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"Jann Arden--bestselling author, recording artist and late-blooming TV star--is back with this funny, heartfelt and fierce memoir on becoming a woman of a certain age. The power, gravity and freedom she's found at fifty-seven are superpowers she believes all of us can unleash. Digging deep into her strengths, her failures and her losses, Jann Arden brings us an inspiring account of how she has surprised herself, in her fifties, by at last becoming completely her own person. Like many women, it took Jann a long time to realize that trying to be pleasing and likeable and beautiful in the eyes of others was a loser's game. Letting it rip, and damning the consequences, is not only liberating, it's a hell of a lot of fun: "Being the age I am--that so many women are--is just the best time of my life." Jann weaves her own story together with tales of her mother, grandmother, and great grandmother, and the father she came close to hating, to show her younger self--and all of us--that fear and avoidance is no way to live. "What I'm thinking about now aren't all the ways I can try to hang on to my youth or all the seconds ticking by in some kind of morbid countdown to death," she writes, "but rather how I keep becoming someone I always hoped I could be. If I'm lucky one day a very old face will look back at me from the mirror, a face I once shied away from. I will love that old woman ferociously, because she has finally figured out how to live a life of purpose--not in spite of but because of all her mistakes and failures.""--

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