TODAY | April 25, 2013
>> . they call them the golden years for a reason, being over 60 can be a bright new beginning for many people, full of success, love and romance. we've got the proof.
>> that's true for barbara rose booker. the author of "the viagra diaries" it's been optioned as a tv series for hbo.
>> darren star , the creator, along with candace bushnell of " sex and the city ."
>> let's talk about the road, it was not an easy road for you to get the book published.
>> no, hello. i'm so happy to be here with you, two.
>> you give people hope saying i'm past the age that everything is going to ever happen for me.
>> it doesn't hurt that your daughter is a brilliant booking, is an agent. she was my agent for years, she saw the value that what you were doing.
>> she's the best. she's my boomer hottie. we're doing a boomer hottie thing togetherth and i have simon schuster.
>> you had simon schuster --
>> this was a self-published book that simon and schuster picked up.
>> it was a book that nobody wanted. they said nobody is going to want to read about people over 60 having sex , having hopes and dreams?
>> there was some interest, it it seems.
>> very much so. very much so. i mean not playing bingo and not defining yourself by age? that's the whole thing.
>> you write with such humor and honesty. you're writing about a lot of the experiences you've had.
>> tell us about the pro tag nist in this book.
>> anna applebalm is 65, refuses to be defined by age. she is not age-appropriate. she breaks all the rules. she wants sex, love, career, money, rock and roll . she wants it all.
>> she has a daughter. she has a daughter in the book who tells her what to do and she's 40. you know what i mean , that kind of thing?
>> and she has girlfriend who is try to tell her everything.
>> her boomer girlfriends over 60 and their things with their men.
>> then she meets marv .
>> marv rothstein, who is 70 in the book.
>> diamond dealer. handsome.
>> available but not emotionally.
>> exactly, exactly. handsome.
>> i've read this book.
>> that's for sure.
>> he's the cool guy, marv rothstein, he's the cool guy that a lot of women fall in love with and he's sexy, he's cool, he's afraid of age, but very early on, she finds out he's a serial j-dater, he's looking for the 30-year-old. and he's not available.
>> she's got a few surprises for him.
>> annie writes about him in her column.
>> 0 who is playing who? who is playing what role yet?
>> we don't know. you know, they don't tell me. maybe kathie lee may be playing her.
>> they would have to make me look older.
>> hoda, there would be a part for you, too.
>> you would be great.
>> we're so happy for you. you are adorable.
>> coming up tomorrow. a great performance