Inventing the Rest of Our Lives: Women in Second Adulthood

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Penguin, Dec 29, 2004 - Health & Fitness - 272 pages
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New brain research is proving it: Women at midlife really do start to see the world differently. Some 37 million women now entering their fifties and sixties—a unique generation—are refashioning their lives, with dramatic results. They have fulfilled all the prescribed roles—daughter, wife, mother, employee, but they’re not ready to retire. They want to experience more. Suzanne Braun Levine gives us a fun, smart, and tremendously informative road map through the challenging and uncharted territory that lies ahead.
 

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User Review  - mnlohman - LibraryThing

Women in second adulthood as we hit our fifties. You're not who you were, only older. I'm down to what matters, what works, and what's next. The "fuck you" fifties. When you stop 'bleeding down' your wisdom stops going out. Ten more years to become a wise elder. Post-menopausal zest! Read full review

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User Review  - sureshot17 - Overstock.com

This book is a must for any woman who is 50+. Whether your life is settled and calm or turned upside down you will learn things about yourself from this insighful and easily read book. Read full review

Contents

Youre Not Who You Were Only Older
Second Adolescence
Defiance
The Fertile Void
Reconsidering Work and Beginning to Recalibrate Your Life
Rediscovering Your Passion Facing Your Fear
Redefining Intimacy
Confronting Adversity
Health Beauty and What You Cannot Change
Graduating from Our Child and Parent Voice
Becoming a Critical Mass

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Suzanne Braun Levine is a writer, editor, and nationally recognized authority on women, media matters, and family issues. Editor of Ms. magazine from its founding in 1972 until 1989 and editor in chief of the Columbia Journalism Review, she is currently a contributing editor of More magazine . The author of a book about fatherhood and numerous articles and essays, she has also produced a Peabody Award-winning documentary about American women. She has appeared on Oprah and the Today show and has lectured widely.

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