A Non-Swimmer Considers Her Mikvah: Becoming Jewish After Fifty – Essays Author Mary E. Carter became Jewish after age fifty. This is her story. It’s a story about creating a new life and making changes as an older adult. More than a how-to book, Carter takes the reader through her process of self- reflection and growth and provides insights into her family and cultural influences. She discusses: finding rabbis, attending classes, studying, making a Hebrew name, and the commitment at the mikvah. This is a book for anyone thinking about becoming Jewish as an adult. It is also a book for anyone considering any form of major change after age fifty. Carter demonstrates that it is possible for an older person to continue growing and changing later in life. This is not to say that everyone can or will, but, certainly, anyone can try. L’Chaim! "This is more than a book. It is a journey. The lyrical prose and evocative descriptions catapult the reader into a different place, and in many cases, time. In the end, I felt as if I emerged from the waters of the mikvah along with the author. This book should be on every Jewish bookshelf!" Tammy Kaiser, MSJE, Jewish Educator and Author “A deeply insightful, wonderfully written, in all ways excellent read!” —Marc Yellin AbqJew.com Book Review by Oli Robbins from the Sandoval Signpost February 2015 About the Author As an advertising copywriter Mary E. Carter worked on Home Savings, Sea World, Kal Kan dog food, Little Friskies cat food, Taco Bell and Bank of America. As a graphic designer and entrepreneur her clients included Butterfield & Butterfield Auctioneers, Ernst & Young, Deloitte & Touche, Dreyers, Chateau St. Jean Winery and many other corporate clients. Carter was a proto-blogger as The Chicken Lady on The WELL.com. Mary E. Carter’s other book, Electronic Highway Robbery, published by Peachpit Press in 1996, received enthusiastic recognition from copyright attorneys. Carter is also a painter and crafts-woman, choosing surrealism for her paintings and traditional decorative techniques for her popular one-of-a-kind furniture. With such a varied life, change itself has become the constant for her. In her new book A Non-Swimmer Considers Her Mikvah, Mary E. Carter explores the process of change later in life and introduces readers to her life’s influences and directions as her story unfolds. $15.00 ISBN 978-0-692-26582-6 Published by Tovah Miriam Gershom Author Photo: Gary W. Priester Book Jacket Photo: shutterstock Art direction: Gary W. Priester
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NOTE: If you Google Mary E. Carter and/or A Non-Swimmer Considers Her Mikvah  my name pops up surrounded by many other Mary Carters and Mary E. Carters and their book titles. To clarify, and to distinguish myself and my books from other authors with the name Mary E. Carter or Mary Carter, my only two published books are: Electronic Highway Robbery, published by Peachpit Press, 1996 A Non-Swimmer Considers Her Mikvah, published by Tovah Miriam, 2014
A Non-Swimmer Considers Her Mikvah: Becoming Jewish After Fifty – Essays Author Mary E. Carter became Jewish after age fifty. This is her story. It’s a story about creating a new life and making changes as an older adult. More than a how-to book, Carter takes the reader through her process of self- reflection and growth and provides insights into her family and cultural influences. She discusses: finding rabbis, attending classes, studying, making a Hebrew name, and the commitment at the mikvah. This is a book for anyone thinking about becoming Jewish as an adult. It is also a book for anyone considering any form of major change after age fifty. Carter demonstrates that it is possible for an older person to continue growing and changing later in life. This is not to say that everyone can or will, but, certainly, anyone can try. L’Chaim! "This is more than a book. It is a journey. The lyrical prose and evocative descriptions catapult the reader into a different place, and in many cases, time. In the end, I felt as if I emerged from the waters of the mikvah along with the author. This book should be on every Jewish bookshelf!" Tammy Kaiser, MSJE, Jewish Educator and Author “A deeply insightful, wonderfully written, in all ways excellent read!”   Marc Yellin AbqJew.com Book Review by Oli Robbins from the Sandoval Signpost February 2015 About the Author As an advertising copywriter Mary E. Carter worked on Home Savings, Sea World, Kal Kan dog food, Little Friskies cat food, Taco Bell and Bank of America. As a graphic designer and entrepreneur her clients included Butterfield & Butterfield Auctioneers, Ernst & Young, Deloitte & Touche, Dreyers, Chateau St. Jean Winery and many other corporate clients. Carter was a proto- blogger as The Chicken Lady on The WELL.com. Mary E. Carter’s other book, Electronic Highway Robbery, published by Peachpit Press in 1996, received enthusiastic recognition from copyright attorneys. Carter is also a painter and crafts-woman, choosing surrealism for her paintings and traditional decorative techniques for her popular one-of-a-kind furniture. With such a varied life, change itself has become the constant for her. In her new book A Non-Swimmer Considers Her Mikvah, Mary E. Carter explores the process of change later in life and introduces readers to her life’s influences and directions as her story unfolds. $15.00 ISBN 978-0-692-26582-6 Published by Tovah Miriam Gershom Author Photo: Gary W. Priester Book Jacket Photo: shutterstock Art direction: Gary W. Priester Available to Resellers at CreateSpace Direct and through Ingram
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