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The Red Hat Society: Fun and Friendship After 50 by Sue Ellen Cooper

Book Reviewed by Nancy Eaton

The author of this book, Sue Ellen Cooper is the founder and Queen Mother of The Red Hat Society. When Sue had a friend who was about to turn 50 years old, she would give them a red hat. This soon became her signature gift. When she and her friends went out for tea, they would wear a red hat and something purple. At the beginning of the book, it gives a “Warning” – “When I am an old woman, I shall wear purple, with a red hat which doesn’t go…” It was here that the first chapter of the Red Hat Society was born. Can you believe that now there are over three hundred thousand Red Hatters across the USA and Canada and even around the world?