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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When I am an old woman, I shall wear purple with a red hat that doesn't go, and doesn't suit me. And I shall spend my pension on brandy and summer gloves and satin candles, and say we've no money for ... Read full review

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When I gather with my women friends these days, we frequently discuss our ongoing struggles with our elderly mothers, the nursing home thing, the neediness and unreasonable behaviour, will we ever be ... Read full review

Contents

Introduction
44
Jenny Joseph
61
Grandma Sits Down Joanne Seltzer
73
Copyright

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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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