Apr 11, 2013
Mr. Media is recorded live before a studio audience of broads who are no longer burning their bras but, instead, gently stretching them toward the floor… in the NEW new media capital of the world… St. Petersburg, Florida!
Sam Dawson began with an interesting concept: I'm not as old as the world thinks I am. Then she went out and found 70 more women who felt exactly as she does. They don't think, feel or act old. Sometimes they're conservative; sometimes they're liberal. Sometimes they ache all over; sometimes they get that old familiar spring in their step. And sometimes -- sometimes -- they'd like a little good ol' fashioned, um, intimacy. Yup, that's the word: Intimacy.
SAM DAWSON audio excerpt: "Women are freer than they've ever been in their lives! The oughts, coulds, woulds and shoulds don't matter any more. We've done it! We may not look as cool as we used to, but we're really living high. We're having a good time!"
Dawson, a long-time professional woman who has been married twice, raised three daughters and has been a grandmother to seven, has published a book called Broad Appeal: Wit and Wisdom from Women Ages Sixty to Ninety. Broad Appeal captures the unvarnished thoughts of women whose generation came of age in the 1960s and '70s and in many ways were nothing like their mothers before them. And yet... My own mother celebrated her 75th birthday this year and that inspired my interest in the wisdom of Dawson and her friends. What are they really thinking, I wondered? Let's find out.