Both Lenor's books are as inspiring a read as any
you'll ever have. Not only does Lenor offer wisdom and
strength to those coming to terms with their own loss,
but she offers us mere mortals a touchstone for raising
teenagers, looking for meaningful work, and finding love.
~ Kim Bomley, Produer at Lucas Film LTD.
If you've ever contemplated your memoirs don't miss the opportunity to meet a truly unique individual for whom personal memoir became a transformation.
~ Victoria Livingstone, Feature film animation and visualization specialist.
Fantastic! From the first paragraph "Women of a Certain Age" grabs you and won't let you go until the end - and then you want to read it again! Lenor's writing ability is phenomenal! How she intertwined her friend's stories with hers and then at the end of each chapter, summoned them up with her kind of poetry! I give "Women of a Certain Age," written by Lenor Madruga Chappell a Big 5 Stars from beginning to end! ~ Diane Harris
Great book! I just read this book and it was fabulous. I gave it five stars. What was truly wonderful about it was that even though it’s about women of a certain age, and sometimes very sad, it is never maudlin, and often very funny! And all its stories, from varied women of a certain age, smack of reality, with absolutely no BS! ~ Earnest Brawley (Author) .
Absolutely Stunning! Although I am not yet a "woman of a certain age," my mom told me about this book and urged me to read it - she always has great recommendations! I found "Women of a Certain Age" to be a unique and engrossing book for women of all ages. Reading the heartfelt, hilarious, and honest life experiences of these women on their personal experiences traversing the later years of life is enlightening, and, at times, jaw dropping. Women speaking frankly on their strengths and weaknesses, their triumphs and their losses, and how they were able to overcome the hardest difficulties life had to throw at them, or simply just what health and skin care regimen they are glad they had followed now that they are "there" in old age! The author, Lenor's, shaping of the narrative with her inspiring, funny, and very candid stories and insights really ties all of the individual narratives together. What a wonderful book! ~ Tori
Love love loved this inspiring book! The perfect gift for all the women you know. ~ Suzie Q.
Inspired Insights & Fresh Invitations for Aging with Wisdom. I LOVED the courage and candor Lenor and her tribe of friends shared for navigating the lessons and challenges, and most especially the adventures they have all had. What lives ! Special to capture all of these voices in one volume …looking forward to their reunion …they should go on a book tour! ~ T. Scott
Fabulous! I am a “woman of a certain age” and I LOVED this book! The stories told by Lenor Chappel’s friends interspersed with Lenor’s profound observations about her life are so very relatable. I bought copies to share with my friends of a “certain age”. ~ A.C.
Inspiring! This book is such a wonderful tip of the hat to women of any age, everywhere. Terrific gift idea for every woman on your list. Lenor is an unforgettable inspiration. ~ Seedsower
Engaging! These Women get real about aging...with wit, humor and staunch frankness explain how they are negotiating the dynamic currents of aging, a wonderful book! ~ L.M.
One Step at A Time is impressive and critical to all. - Publishers Weekly
Harrowing and uplifting, tragic and exhilarating. ~ McGraw-Hill Publisher
Find out what makes a woman valiant. - New York Times
The bravest woman in America. - Family Circle Magazine
A woman with the determination and self-esteem to win! ~ Times-Herald, N.Y.
One Step At A Time has been the bible for over twenty-one years to cancer patients, amputees, their families and prosthetics throughout the world - Amputee Coalition of America
One Step at A Time is a story that rings true-to-life at every turn of the page. A must reading for people experiencing life-altering events. The Next Leg of My Journey is quite a different book. It is not about amputation. Rather, is about how Lenor surmounts other crisis, ones that are too frequently faced by us "ordinary" people. ~ Richard Mooney, InMotion Magazine
One Step at a Time is an autobiography translated into ten languages and now in its third printing. It was an alternate selection of Book of the Month and Doubleday Book Clubs and featured as a five thousand word condensation in Family Circle Magazine, and Readers Digest (internationally). It was a major book of the month selection by France Loisirs, and chosen to spearhead the National Cancer Crusade of France. Condensations and pictorials of One Step At A Time (L'Energie De L'Espoir) were featured in major French magazines such as France Soir Magazine; Madame Figaro; and Le Monde and France Soir newspapers.
While The Next Leg of My Journey is a sequel to the first and based on conquering life's calamities, it is being called "a moving love story." ~ Bronwyn Asbaker, Tracy Press
Your expertise was perfect...an inspiration! ~ George Sumner, President American Cancer Society, N.Y.
"A WOMAN YOU'LL NEVER FORGET."... ~ Family Circle Magazine
"A triumphant story of a women who returns from the abyss of pain, drug addiction, self-torment and depression to become whole again.~ " McGraw Hil
In spite of the tremendous physical loss, Lenor displays unparalleled, unprecedented, charismatic attitudes wherever she is. ~ Fred Karg, Prosthetist
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One Step At A Time is a poignant autobiography of her struggle to walk again after losing her leg to cancer.Read more / Buy
The Next Leg of My Journey is a sequel with intimate and heart-wrenching personal details and her commitment to enjoying life.Read more / Buy
Women of A Certain Age captures the essence of ten sagacious ladies, aging gracefully and the magic of Lenor's improbable life.Read more / Buy