Cheryl Benton is an entrepreneur, publisher, author, public speaker, an advocate for women and girls around the world, and a cheerleader for grownup women. After a successful career in the New York City ad agency business, she started The Three Tomatoes, a lifestyle guide (web site, newsletters, events, and podcasts) for women over 40. After successfully self-publishing three books, “Can You See Us Now?”, “Martini Wisdom,” and “More Martini Wisdom”, she started The Three Tomatoes Book Publishing to help other women tell their stories. She has now published 14 titles under her imprint and several audiobooks.
Can You See Us Now?
“CAN YOU SEE US NOW?” tells the story of three best friends who rebel against unsolicited AARP cards, hot flashes, bosses, becoming invisible, and the perceptions of what’s old. View the video trailer.
Suzy, Trish, and Madge, best friends since their early twenties, seemed to have it all. Beautiful, smart, and successful, they'd made it to the top in the most demanding city of them all, New York. Then they turned 50 and found that the world which once was their oyster started closing up faster than a New York minute. Bartenders ignore them, bosses marginalize them, and they’ve aged out of the prized 25-49 year-old demographic that marketers woo. They had suddenly become invisible.
Inspired by their friendships with a supportive and thriving group of New York City women, who call themselves the “Ripe Tomatoes,” Suzy, Trish, and Madge start to realize the power of saying “YES” and that living your dreams has nothing to do with age. And since no one else was celebrating women over 50, Suzy, Trish, and Madge started a business to do just that.
A funny and moving insider’s story about New York City’s not-so-invisible women over 50 and beyond, who are living their lives to the fullest, achieving dreams, dating, having sex, and sometimes even falling in love again. You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, you’ll root them on, and you’ll never think about age the same way again.
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