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On With the Butter!
Heidi Herman, author

Adult; Self-Help & Relationships; (Market)

Carry on, keep doing what you’re doing, forge ahead, and keep moving. Icelanders have a saying for it: Áfram með Smjörið – on with the butter!

If you’re looking for new ways to add zest to your life or have free time in retirement, this book offers a wide variety of activities and challenges, along with inspiring and heartwarming stories. Discover ways to explore, play, take, chances, try new things, make a difference, and have more fun in life.

D. Donovan, Senior Reviewer, Midwest Book Review

On With the Butter! Spread More Living onto Everyday Life presents an inspirational admonition to make the most of each day. While this may seem to mirror many, many other motivational books already on the market, Heidi Herman cultivates an ability to do more than provide encouraging words, but includes the tools needed to develop and support this attitude...

As chapters survey this philosophical attitude and how to learn its applications, readers receive a remarkably astute probe of methods to living a better life...

It's highly recommended reading for proactive, engaged readers who would grasp these lessons with both hands and apply them to expand their own worlds and opportunities. 

Del Lowery,

“On with the Butter is a delight to read. There are so many good suggestions for anyone considering retirement or already retired.. This is not a book like so very many that only consider money and financial matters. Just the opposite. A good retirement is about so much more and this book addresses that.”


A sunny self-help guide that aims to reveal the secret to an active and exuberant lifestyle.

This lively and passionate motivational book’s title is a nod to an Icelandic saying, “Áfram með smjörið,” which means “keep moving” or “forge ahead.” It’s this spirit of continual growth and momentum that Icelandic-American author Herman focuses on as she encourages readers to have an open mind when it comes to life’s varied experiences...Even this book’s chapter titles are optimistic and inviting, such as “Just Say Yes,” “Walk on the Wild Side,” and “Enjoy the Simple Things.” Likewise, Herman’s literary voice is warm and trusting as she shares her own challenges and heartaches...

More mature readers will appreciate Herman’s perspective on aging; rather than see it as something to delay or avoid, she emboldens readers to greet it with open arms—because it provides a wealth of opportunities for new experiences...

An upbeat and sincere primer on living one’s best life.

Laura Haw, Adjunct Instructor in Aging Studies, University of Indianapolis

"On With the Butter is a wonderful and inspiring book! Through Heidi's Herman's vibrant and engaging, and often humorous stories, intertwined with unique ideas and helpful information, she encourages curiosity, connection, and a call to action. This is an excellent book for those who are looking for an exciting next chapter, or even just a little more flavor, to their life!” -

US Review of Books

“The adventures of many daring challengers, including the author's mother and herself, are expertly documented in this book. These intriguing stories should prove an inspiration to all. At the end of each chapter, there is a list of more robust challenges for readers to try. Herman's inspiring work offers a fresh perspective on living well at any age.”