When I Am an Old Woman I Shall Wear Purple

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Sandra Martz
Midpoint Trade Books Incorporated, Feb 28, 2003 - Biography & Autobiography - 203 pages
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This enchanting collection of writings and photographs evokes the beauty, humor and courage of women living in their later years and tells of the endearing moments of joy--and passion--to be found in the rich and varied world of midlife and beyond. An award-winning anthology that takes a refreshing look at issues of aging in a society that glorifies youth. Over 1.6 million copies of the anthology have been sold across the United States. This groundbreaking collection was one of the first non-clinical and positive books on women and aging, and was written by older women themselves. It challenged stereotypes and confronted the invisibility of older women in America.

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User Review  - Heathy - Goodreads

Such a beautiful collection of poems, short stories and emotional photographs. Some pieces were upbeat, others more haunting. I think it's a must-read for every woman. Read full review

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User Review  - N Sharpe - Goodreads

A fun read - - reminds me of my sister Jan, we used to quote the first line all the time "When I am an old woman I shall wear purple, with a hat that doesn't go, and doesn't suit me" Read full review

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About the author (2003)

Sandra Kay Martz founded Papier-Mache Press in 1984. Papier-Mache Press was known for publishing accessible books which presented important social issues through enduring works of beauty, grace, and strength, and created a bridge of understanding between the mainstream audience and those who might not otherwise be heard. As an editor and publisher, she has compiled several successful Papier-Mache Press anthologies including If I Had My Life to Live Over I Would Pick More Daisies, and I Am Becoming the Woman I've Wanted, a book that explores the powerful feelings women have about their bodies.

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