Jill Shaw Ruddock grew up in Baltimore, Maryland. She was educated in inner-city state schools before getting a degree in Politics from Bowdoin College (class of 1977) in Brunswick, Maine. She then moved to New York City and worked in advertising and, later, in publishing for Inc. magazine and The Atlantic Monthly. In 1983, Jill moved to London to co-head the consulting firm of The Government Research Corporation. In 1985, she joined the US investment bank Alex Brown & Sons and became the Managing Director of their London office in 1994. In 1999, she retired from finance and became involved in the theatre world, fundraising and sitting on the main boards of The Donmar Warehouse and The Mousetrap Theatre Projects. She was also a trustee of Bowdoin College for ten years. Jill is married with two teenage daughters and lives in London. This is her first book publication.
THE SECOND HALF OF YOUR LIFE — Buy it here
Whoever you are at this moment, you have a choice. You can believe menopause signals the end or you can make a few small changes to finally become the person you always thought you could be.
In her groundbreaking book, Jill Shaw Ruddock offers answers to the questions women think and care about at this time of their life. ‘The change’ is not just physical but cerebral as well. Although a woman can no longer create life, this is the time when she can give birth to herself. Drawing on her extensive experience, research and interviews, Jill Shaw Ruddock scrutinises what could be holding you back and provides practical, hands-on advice on how to harness the new-found focus that menopause brings. From money to the mind, dating to divorce, exercise to eating and separation to self-expression, Ruddock’s inspiring book sets out a game plan to prepare and guide you to make the second half of your life the best half.
PUBLICATION DATE: February 2011