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Florence LaRue new book about style, beauty, diet


Former member of legendary 5th Dimension

Florence LaRue, the Grammy Award-winning singer of The 5th Dimension, shares insights on style, beauty, fitness, diet, attitude, and aging gracefully in her debut book “Grace in Your Second Act,”  with Jenny Paschall and published by WestBow Press.

The principles in these pages are based on the experience of Florence who continues to have a healthy life and a successful career at the age of 81. Filled with lessons learned over 58 years as a performer and lead singer in a pop group,  the book encourages mature people to embrace their senior years rather than fear them.  Young people can also benefit from beginning a life of good health at an early age so as to lead a more productive and fulfilling life.

“I want my readers to take away from my book that there is a significant difference in getting old and growing old!” LaRue said.  “With care and preparation, one can have a healthy and productive second part of one’s life – still be productive and happy – and that It’s never too late to start – and young people – start now!”

Singer, writer, and actress Florence LaRue is perhaps best known for her role as the lead vocalist of the legendary group, The 5th Dimension.  Their most famous songs include “Go Where You Wanna Go,” “Stoned Soul Picnic,” “Wedding Bell Blues,” “Last Night I Didn’t Get to Sleep At All,” “One Less Bell to Answer,” “Up Up and Away” and their biggest hit “Age of Aquarius/Let the Sun Shine In.”

Revered for her melodic, soulful voice, she dominated the Billboard charts with the group, earning a staggering six Grammy Awards together.  Additionally, she pioneered a solo theatrical career met with critical acclaim for her one-woman show, “Just as I Am,” and her lead role in the Canadian play “Mo Magic” and extraordinary cabaret show “Musique A LaRue.”

Over the course of her award-winning career, she has earned 14 gold records and three platinum records, has sold over 35 million albums, and received numerous other awards.  Now, she ventures into the realm of the written word with “Grace in Your Second Act: A Guide to Aging Gracefully.” In it, she reflects on the wisdom and knowledge of her experiences, sharing style tips, life advice, and inspiring anecdotes on how to get the most out of the second half of life.

Far from pessimistic, she embraces her seniority, sharing an empowering philosophy of excitement and freedom because of her age, rather than in spite of it.  When not performing and giving back to her community. LaRue enjoys spending as much time as possible with her family which includes six great-grandchildren.

“Grace in Your Second Act” will appeal to readers of all ages who want to live a fulfilled, blessed, and happy life.