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  • Keywords
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    • Aging experiences,
    • Death grief & loss,
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    • Anecdotes,
    • Illness & recovery

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Stronger in the End
My 70 Year Swim from Chaos to Calm
by Lynda Beth Unkeless

This engaging memoir shows women how to live—and how to age—with grace and gusto. Lynda Beth Unkeless has explored five continents and thrived on the kindness of strangers. Life, she says, is meant to be an adventure. In "Stronger in the End: My 70 Year Swim from Chaos to Calm" she recounts her risks in various countries with good humor, encouraging her readers to live without guilt and shame. Lynda Beth has much to say about resilience. At 62, she was diagnosed with two brain tumors. Unbowed and undaunted, she healed and continued to work as an advocate for people diagnosed with mental illness. She has written and performed four one-woman shows at The Marsh Theatre in San Francisco. "Burning Man Breakup/Breakthrough" (2007) was followed by "Rosey," the story of a beloved San Francisco panhandler (2021). "Are You Somebody?" was based on her 2021 trip to Ireland during the pandemic and "Not Far from the Throat" told the story of her mother's suicide (2022.) "Stronger in the End” is about finding joy, getting through hard times, and learning to trust yourself. This brief memoir will make you laugh and cry and leave you feeling that you can conquer any obstacle. A must read for any woman looking for sisterhood and encouragement to follow her own star, no matter how late in life. "It's never too late," Lynda Beth advises, "to feel loved, and to do what you truly love."

Lynda Beth Unkeless grew up in Florida then moved to Southern California where she graduated from law school. She worked for a decade as a paralegal in San Francisco law firms. Throughout her life she has embraced a passion for travel and visited 70 countries. After a skiing accident in South Korea, she capped off her year-long rehabilitation by becoming a certified fitness trainer. In her 50's she began mining her own life as a writer-performer of one-woman shows. She is the author of "Meet One New Person Every Day: The Magic of Conversation.” After working for 10 years at the largest nonprofit in Marin County, California, Lynda Beth now teaches writing to young people, and lives with her partner, Steven in the San Francisco Bay area. She loves to swim, work out, take road trips, and go to the movies.


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