Fighting midlife inertia, Sherry Stanfa-Stanley chooses to stare down fear through what she calls The 52/52 Project: a year of experiences designed to push her far outside her comfort zone. Her exploits range from visiting a nude beach with her seventy-five-year-old mother in tow to going on a raid with a vice squad and SWAT team to crashing a wedding—where she accidentally catches the bouquet. While finding her courage in the most unlikely of circumstances, Sherry ultimately finds herself.


For midlifers, fatigued parents, and anyone who may be discontent with their life and looking to shake things up, try new things, or just temporarily escape, “Finding My Badass Self” is proof it’s never too late to reinvent yourself―and that the best bucket list of all may be an unbucket list.


“Finding My Badass Self” won the 2018 IPPY Silver Medal in Humor and was a finalist in the self-help category by the 2018 Next Generation Indie Book Awards.

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