Another country: navigating the emotional terrain of our elders

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Riverhead Books, 1999 - Social Science - 328 pages
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There are more older people in America today than ever before. They are our parents and grandparents, our aunts and uncles and in-laws. They are living longer, but in a culture that has come to worship youth--a culture in which families have dispersed, communities have broken down, and older people are isolated. Meanwhile, adults in two-career families are struggling to divide their time among their kids, their jobs, and their aging parents--searching for the right words to talk about loneliness, forgetfulness, or selling the house.

Another Country is a field guide to this rough terrain for a generation of baby boomers who are finding themselves unprepared to care for those who have always cared for them. Psychologist and bestselling writer Mary Pipher maps out strategies that help bridge the gaps that separate us from our elders. And with her inimitable combination of respect and realism, she offers us new ways of supporting each other--new ways of sharing our time, our energy, and our love.

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Review: Another Country: Navigating the Emotional Terrain of Our Elders

User Review  - Ruth - Goodreads

good book to read if you have aging parents - about the journey into old age. The young-old and the old-old. Navigating the emotional terrain of our elders. Read full review

Review: Another Country: Navigating the Emotional Terrain of Our Elders

User Review  - Annetteb - Goodreads

This is a great book for anyone who wishes or needs to understand more about what our loved ones are going through in old age. Unfortunately most of what the "old-olds" experience is loss. Through ... Read full review


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Mary Pipher, Ph.D., is the author of the number-one New York Times-bestselling Reviving Ophelia, as well as The Shelter of Each Other, Another Country, The Middle of Everywhere, and Letters to a Young Therapist. She was a Rockefeller Scholar, and received the American Psychological Association's Presidential Citation. Currently, she is a visiting professor in both the English and Psychology departments at the University of Nebraska.