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Two Old Broads

Two Old Broads

Stuff You Need to Know That You Didn’t Know You Needed to Know

Whoopi Goldberg
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Written by renowned surgeon and expert on the art of aging, Dr. M.E. Hecht, with her friend Whoopi Goldberg lending her unique point of view, Two Old Broads is laugh out loud funny and tells it like it is for all of us who left middle age in the dust and want to be present, positive, and as extraordinary as ever in our golden years. 

Whoopi joins Dr. Hecht in a lively conversation about growing older with no apologies. Dr. Hecht, who passed away a few short months prior to publication, shares her 93 years of wisdom with Whoopi and their fellow “broads.” Together, these two kindred spirits will help you: 

  • stay active physically and mentally
  • make finalizing your will more rewarding than it sounds
  • navigate tricky subjects, such as whether you need a home aide
  • win friends and influence people or take a nap, depending on the day
  • discover joy in relationships even when your excretions outweigh your secretions
  • get up financially, physically, and emotionally after a fall
  • keep a sense of humor about getting older (of course!)

Imminently practical and rooted firmly in the adage that getting older is not for sissies, Two Old Broads is the aging book for the ages. You've survived the past; why not embrace the present and prepare for the future so you thrive and find more time to laugh along the way?


M. E. Hecht, MD, was a renowned surgeon that brought innovation and healing to the world. A published author, freelance writer, and orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Hecht was a recognized expert with degrees from Yale, Columbia University, and the State University of New York, in addition to advanced study in Davos, Switzerland. After receiving her medical degree, Dr. Hecht became the assistant chief of orthopedics at Elmhurst Hospital, an affiliate of Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Always a brave innovator, she created the first ambulatory care unit for Cabrini Hospital and later established the country’s first group of surgeons devoted solely to rendering second opinions for elective surgery, the Hecht Group Second Surgical Opinion Institution.

Dr. Hecht continued to present, write, and contribute as a medical expert to a variety of international publications on strength, exploration, care, and aging. Her philanthropic endeavors abound, including helping young artists by cofounding the Singers Development Foundation. She believed in growing older; growing into it, but never "out of it." Her promise to do no harm was her life-guiding mantra. 

Whoopi Goldberg is the bestselling author of Is It Just Me?If Someone Says 'You Complete Me' . . . Run! and The Unqualified Hostess, as well as her children's books, including AliceWhoopi's Big Book of Manners, and the Sugar Plum Ballerinas series for young readers. She is a prolific producer and entrepreneur and is one of a very elite group of artists who have won the Grammy, the Academy Award, the Golden Globe, the Emmy, and a Tony Award for her work in film, television, recording, and stage.


  • Publisher:‎ Harper Horizon (November 8, 2022)
  • Language: ‎ English
  • Hardcover: ‎ 240 pages
  • ISBN-10:‎ 0785241647
  • ISBN-13:‎ 9780785241645
  • Item Weight:‎ 13.4 ounces
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