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Tough Broad: From Boogie Boarding to Wing Walking--How Outdoor Adventure Improves Our Lives as We Age

Caroline Paul

From the New York Times-bestselling author of The Gutsy Girl, a funny, inspiring, deeply researched exploration into the science and psychology of the outdoors and our place in it as we age.

Caroline Paul has always filled her life with adventure: From mountain biking in the Bolivian Andes to pitching a tent, mid-blizzard, on Denali, she has never been a stranger to the exhilaration the outdoors can hold. Yet through it all, she has long wondered, Why aren't women, like men, encouraged to keep adventuring into old age?

Tough Broad is her quest to understand not just how to live a dynamic life in a changing body, but why we must. She dives deep into the current research on aging, and highlights the results with the stories of women like ninety-three-year-old hiker Dot Fisher-Smith, eighty-year-old scuba diver Louise Wholey, fifty-two-year-old BASE jumper Shawn Brokemond, sixty-four-year-old birdwatcher Virginia Rose, and the many septuagenarian Wave Chasers who boogie board together in the San Diego surf. These women aren't experts. But their experiences and the scientific studies that back them up offer important insight into our own physical and emotional health as we age, showing that growing older is no reason for women to sell themselves short. Tough Broad is a high-spirited call for women to embrace the outdoors, not back away from it, in our fifties, sixties, seventies, and beyond, casting our own futures in a new and dazzling light

Book Details

  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Publish Date: Mar 5th, 2024
  • Pages: 288
  • Language: English
  • Dimensions: 8.35in - 5.59in - 1.02in - 0.92lb
  • EAN: 9781635576498
  • Categories: Women's Health - GeneralOutdoor SkillsLongevity

About the Author

Caroline Paul is the author of The Gutsy Girl: Escapades for Your Life of Epic Adventure; You Are Mighty: A Guide to Changing the World; and Lost Cat: A True Story of Love, Desperation, and GPS Technology, as well as the memoir Fighting Fire about becoming one of the first female firefighters in San Francisco, and the novel East Wind, Rain. A longtime member of the San Francisco Writers Grotto, she lives in San Francisco.

Praise for this book

"Inspiring. The book of the year for daredevils, doers, and dreamers of all ages." --Cheryl Strayed on THE GUTSY GIRL

"Delightful . . . There's a lot here that will thrill any girl--or boy--of any age." --San Francisco Chronicle on THE GUTSY GIRL

"The perfect book for young feminists, or really any woman who needs a dose of inspiration in her life." --Buzzfeed on THE GUTSY GIRL

"A modern manifesto for bravery, perseverance, and breaking the tyranny of perfection." --Maria Popova on THE GUTSY GIRL

"Caroline Paul has long been my North Star for what it is to be an adventurer in the world. I'd follow her anywhere." --Bonnie Tsui, author of Why We Swim and Sarah and the Big Wave