My latest MidWeek column profiles Anna Resich, who wrote a book about turning 60. She clued me in on a genre of literature I didn’t know existed.
An excerpt from the column:
Here’s something I did not know. There is an entire genre of literature that focuses primarily on older women. I’m talking about women in their 50s and 60s, not babies in their 40s. It’s called “matron lit.” Or “hen lit.” Or even “granny lit.”
Yeah, I hate those names, too. But I digress.
The reason I found out about this culture of older women literature is because of Anna Resich, a Honolulu resident who sent me a book she’s written. It’s called Sixty, Still Ticking and Fabulous.
According to Resich, she wasn’t aiming to write a book. She was approaching 60, newly single, and had some things she wanted to say.
(photo credit: Ali Resich)