Grandmothers can be beautiful. Seiffert's self-improvement advice, presented in a reassuring tone, sounds like most other beauty books, with do's and don'ts (for skin care, makeup application, diet, vitamins, exercise, posture, clothes selection) plus observations on personality and outlook. Although the needs of the older woman are elaborated, Seiffert's model, on a smaller budget than before, still has access to cosmetics, first-run produce, and beginning-of-season clothes. Little on hair care, because statistically most women over 50 go to a salon, more on informal exercises--on line at the supermarket, in the shower, at the breakfast table. No real consideration of specific medical problems and how to work around them--just familiar, conservative guidelines, distilled for a special constituency.