PRAISE FOR: Midlife Crash Course: The Journey From Crisis to Full Creative Power

"An extraordinary book - all the more so because it is a true story. A highly respected and revered psychologist becomes the "student" of her own "teachings" when her own life is severely impacted by the very kind of tragic events and emotions (divorce, injury, depression) that have so negatively impacted her own patients and many of us during mid-life. Like the heroine of a Greek tragedy, her resilient spirit continues to shine helping to light the way for others, leaving us all an example to follow and remarkable self-care techniques to remember. Essential reading for every prime time woman."

-Ann Louise Gittleman, Ph.D., C.N.S. NY Times Award Winning Author of The Fat Flush Plan


“Midlife Crash Course has the potential to be an Eat Pray Love for the menopausal woman.”
Lisa Lenard-Cook, award-winning novelist, author of Dissonance.


“In this wonderful story of midlife transformation, Gail Feldman tells, with honesty, humor and humility, how she learned to practice what she coaches–– to be resilient in the face of unimaginable events. Midlife Crash Course gives us actions that heal and outcomes that inspire.”
Dr. Suzanne Lopez, author, Get Smart With Your Heart: The Intelligent Woman’s Guide to Love, Lust, and Lasting Relationships.


“This is the most complete and accessible antidote to psychological pain I've ever read. Gail Feldman has a graceful respect for the struggles we all face -- both inevitable and unexpected -- and she offers practical solutions that I'll refer to every single day. Every woman I know -- my sister, my mother, my friends and colleagues, are all looking for balance, and trying a hundred different therapies and religions and gym memberships to find it. Here it is, distilled into this little book of wisdom. I'm thrilled to have read it. I plan to buy several copies: one for beside my bed, one for my bookshelf, and a couple to have on hand to give to people who need it. Bravo. Just a masterful work.”
Sara Voorhees, author, The Lumiere Affair (Simon & Schuster, 2007)

“I read this compelling book in one sitting. Gail Feldman’s new book is like an intimate conversation with a very experienced, very wise friend. Gail shows how friendship, women’s gatherings, and faith can provide life- affirming choices in the face of personal trauma. Gail’s story of resilience provides a beacon for all who find themselves on a difficult journey at mid-life -- or any stage of life.”
Marilyn O’Leary, M.A., J.D., co-author of Keep Choosing, Keep Living.


“I inhaled this book in one sitting! From one of the lowest points in my life, Midlife Crash Course brought me guidance and renewed energy. Every woman who has ever had a broken heart, a physical illness or a lost relationship must read this guide to maintaining a woman’s health, joy and essential beauty over her whole life span..”
Leslie Acoca, MA, MFT, Executive Director, National Girls Health and Justice Institute


“Dr. Feldman has guided and consoled many thousands of people during her career. Now, this moving account of her personal journey to find healing and wholeness in her own life will be a blessing to every woman who takes the opportunity to read it.”
Lois Duncan. Award-winning author of more than 30 books, including Who Killed My Daughter? and Seasons of the Heart


"Midlife Crash Course is an honest account of one woman's journey to find inspiration when life unravels at the seams. It unveils new lessons when least expected and those that can only be learned after we have truly grown wise. It is a compelling story about love lost and a new self gained."
Diane Denish, Lieutenant Governor, State of New Mexico


“Midlife Crash is the story of one woman’s journey to a state of grace and wisdom through the experience of physical pain and trauma. Gail’s spiritual transformation spirals throughout every facet of her life and provides healing insights for all of us who have experienced “crashes” on some level. This book is a breath of inspiration for all women.”
Deanna Minich, PhD, nutritionist, author of Chakra Foods for Optimum Health;
& The Complete Handbook of Quantum Healing


“Dr Feldman, through her journey to the depths of depression and then back to a happy, productive life, shares the power of using courage and honesty as our guides as we evolve toward wisdom and struggle on our own heroic journey.”
Barry M. Panter, MD, PhD. Director, The American Institute of Medical Education. Editor & Co-author, Creativity& Madness—Psychological Studies of Art and Artists Volumes 1 & 2.


“We would expect a therapist to do a how-to book drawing on the stories of clients. Instead, Gail Feldman shares her own Midlife Crash with honesty and vulnerability, confirming that no amount of knowledge exempts us from life’s challenges and surprises. Perhaps in her story you’ll witness your own hero’s journey.”
Gail Larsen, author of Transformational Speaking: If You Want to Change the World, Tell a Better Story


“Your books are miracles of insight and healing. Thank you!”
Deborah Larzarri M.A. Behavior Analyst, Los Angeles


"Midlife Crash Course is the real story of one women's journey- and no passport is required. It's the perfect book for the woman who has lost her faith in Prayer, her trust in Love and her appetite to Eat."
Gloria Hillard, former CNN correspondent and a contributing correspondent for NPR