Is aging a disease?
Is self-love a myth?

Can youth be reclaimed after 55?
Does happiness have an expiration date?

These are just a few of the questions #1 Amazon Best Selling author, Hollywood actress and Baby Boomer advocate, Joanie Marx, boldly addresses in her eye-opening and highly acclaimed book, “Facelifts, Money and Prince Charming: Break Baby Boomer Myths & Live Your Best Life”.

With a rapidly aging population, the desire for living a lengthy and quality life is shattered by media stories that paint a grim picture of those over the age of 55 as slow, unsexy and obsolete. By addressing the myths behind these stories, Marx reveals the secret for undoing the fears of being discarded, unseen and abandoned as we age.

Showing where and how to break the seven myths that shaped the lives of Baby Boomers and all generations that follow, Marx passionately debunks mythical claims that there is not enough love, happiness and success to go around. Along the way she reveals the power of forgiveness and gratitude, as she poignantly weaves in the complex, inspiring and emotionally charged relationship with her mother.

If you’re tired of feeling shamed and blamed into mediocrity, this groundbreaking and inspirational book is the key to unlock the hidden treasure for how to live your best life and not the life the media says you should be living.

Whether you’re a Baby Boomer or part of a generation that came after them, this is a must-read book.


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“Insightful, moving and extremely thought provoking.”

“In her wonderful new book, my former student, Joanie Marx, boldly confronts the mythical demons of scarcity, aging and abandonment with a refreshing and authentic voice. The book is insightful, moving and extremely thought provoking and will forever change the way you look at baby boomers and the generations that followed. With a distinct and inspirational style all her own, Joanie shows us all that life doesn’t end after 55 – it’s just beginning!”

~ John Sudol,  Acclaimed acting coach and best-selling author of “Acting: Face to Face”

“Powerful and helpful in my own transformational journey!”

“Joanie Marx has taken a subject that, until now, has remained taboo. I am actually from the generation after the Boomers and I found Joanie’s story to be powerful and helpful in my own transformational journey! The wisdom and insight Joanie brings to some really bottom line issues of self-acceptance and self-love, are priceless tools for those who are committed to a path of self-discovery.” 

~ Heather Powers, Singer/Songwriter/Transformational Coach

“New ways for baby boomers to examine their lives.”

“In her trailblazing book, I am proud to say that my colleague, Joanie Marx, not only courageously bares her soul in telling her inspiring story, but she creates new ways for baby boomers to examine their lives. Facelifts, Money and Prince Charming doesn’t pull any punches and exposes the media’s myths about the 55 and over crowd. As her producing partner on the commercial project, The McGranny Secret, I challenged her to share her truth in creating her Drive Thru Make it Your Own® campaign and that is exactly what Joanie has done in her book.  With her own engaging style, Joanie reveals the truth about love, aging and creating one’s own happiness as a baby boomer.”

~ Loren E. Chadima, Award-winning Acting Coach and Producing Partner and Director of The McGranny Secret Campaign

“Rewrites the story of baby boomers.”

“All actors – like all people – have a fascinating and inspiring story to tell. In her groundbreaking book, I am thrilled to say that a former student of Larry Moss Studios, Joanie Marx, not only inspires us to live our best lives, but she courageously rewrites the story of baby boomers by exposing the myths of our generation in a style all her own. Whether you’re a baby boomer or you were raised by parents of this beautiful generation, this book will forever change the way you look at yourself.”

~ Michelle Danner, Founding and artistic director of The Edgemar Center for the Arts

“A powerful pattern interrupt in how all generations think, behave and experience life.”

“I was talking about Facelifts, Money & Prince Charming with a friend recently and was asked what kind of book it is. I said, ‘It’s the kind of book that tunes out the voices of unworthiness that’ve been wreaking havoc on our lives all this time.’ With a fearless approach to addressing the myths about the baby boomer generation, Joanie Marx has delivered a powerful pattern interrupt in how all generations think, behave and experience life. Thank you, Joanie, for having the guts to write a book like this. You’ve courageously opened the door for a new, more exciting way to live for all of us.”

~ Peter Clark Nelson, Author and Unity Consciousness Activist

“The book made me feel so good about myself.”

“Wow! This is an amazing book. I loved reading it! Where has this book been all these years? It certainly made me feel great and young. The author certainly has been through it all, and she made me feel like she was talking to just me. I think I will read it again. And maybe again. The book made me feel so good about myself. I highly recommend it for people of all ages. Thank you, Joanie Marx for changing my life!” 

~ Phyllis Spital ~

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