My guest today drew upon her thirty years as a social science researcher and ten years as a relationship workshop assistant to create the dating project in Fifty First Dates after Fifty: A Memoir. A native Californian from Los Angeles with a New England education, she found her true home in the San Francisco Bay Area, where she prepared for dating and life by working in free clinics, attending spiritual ceremonies, hiking the local green hills, identifying as a lesbian-feminist in the 1970s and ’80s, and earning graduate degrees in women’s studies, statistics, and educational research. Fifty First Dates after Fifty (I love the alliteration) is her first book, and it has received awards in the areas of sexuality, relationships, and women’s issues and for being inspirational, uplifting, and motivational. She still lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her partner, one of her fifty dates. Welcome to Authors Over 50, Carolyn Lee Arnold.

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