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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One of the things that I am looking forward to when I get older is being able to embarrass my children and not have them chastise me for it, rather shrug their shoulders and put it down my age. Just ... Read full review

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This poem is about just doing what you want when you become old enough that people will tell you no differently. I shall wear purple with a red hat which does not match, says to me that this ... Read full review

Contents

The Changes
44
A Place for Mother
63
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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