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The Remarkable Red Hat Society

THE REMARKABLE RED HAT SOCIETY chronicles the evolution of the Red Hat Society, the "sorority" for women over the age of 50, from an eight-member social club to a cultural phenomenon. This ever-expanding movement, founded in 1998 by Sue Ellen Cooper, allows grandmothers, mothers and daughters from all walks of life to briefly put aside their responsibilities and obligations in the pursuit of fun and friendship. For women coping with widowhood, illness or other life changes, the nurturing network of friends counsel, inspire and help inject a little silliness back into their lives. Its chapters are devoted to activities as diverse as motorcycle-riding, line-dancing, synchronized swimming, scrapbooking and even sky diving.