Why 50 Is Not the New 30


A well-known and highly successful writer is creating a lot of buzz with her new book, “Between a Rock and Hot Place: Why 50 is Not the New 30.”

Tracey Jackson is a writer, director, producer and screenwriter, who wrote major hits like “Confessions of a Shopaholic” and “The Guru.”

She says she just doesn’t think you can look at your life at 50 and think you’re actually 30. She says by the time you’ve reached 50, you’ve survived so many major life experiences and are probably in the midst of experiencing new ones, like children leaving home, parents getting sick and dying and even ageism in the workplace. To pretend to think about these issues as a 30-year-old, Tracey says, does an injustice to yourself and your experiences.

Tracey says even though you may be happier and healthier at 50, 60 and beyond than you were in your 20s and 30s doesn’t mean that bad things aren’t going to happen to you. She says it’s time Baby Boomer stop deluding themselves.

Tracey is fascinated by the experiences and lifestyles of the 50+ set. That’s why she’s launched a series on her website called 50 At 50, in which she interviews 50 people 50 and over to look for common threads and to learn from their experiences.

She reveals the one thing nearly every person told her.

Plus, find out why this happily married woman joined Match.com (with her husband’s blessing) to prove a point to her single friends that there “just aren’t any good men or women out there.” Find out what she learned about the 50+ dating world.