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The Woman's Guide to Second Adulthood by Suzanne Braun Levine
  

The Woman's Guide to Second Adulthood

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A genuinely inspiring read for women entering the “second adulthood” of their lives. Levine speaks frankly about how daunting it is to be a baby boom generation female trying to adjust to the hormonal and physical changes of menopause in the 21st century. But for all the confusion, she discovers, both through research and her own experiences, that it can be a time in which women blossom and reinvent themselves, let go of the past and embrace new challenges.

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The Woman's Guide to Second Adulthood by Suzanne Braun Levine

Second Adulthood is a new stage of life for women over fifty. The first generation of socially emancipated women have reached an important frontier; they have fulfilled all their roles — daughter, wife, mother, career woman. Yet with longer life expectancy and better health they have no intention of retiring from the world. At the same time these women are experiencing an often bewildering array of physical readjustments: their brains experience a growth very similar to that in adolescence, they enter menopause, their sexual and emotional rhythms change. Such momentous challenges raise three crucial questions that each woman must answer for herself: What matters? What works? Whatâs next? Drawing on interviews, science, trend analysis and her own struggles, Levine explores all the issues and offers countless stories of how others have answered those three questions. This is the inspiring handbook and companion for every woman entering these uncharted waters.

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‘Nothing could be more overdue, needed and filled with hope than a vision for this last and most productive third of lifeâ Gloria Steinem

‘A you-go-girl manual for the menopause crowd, Levineâs book will be welcomed by women who want to make the most of their lives from age fifty on … Levineâs perspective is welcome and her anecdotes inspiringâ People

‘Her view of Second Adulthood is positive and reassuring. Levine has a knack for speaking directly to her readers … Easy-to-take, down-to-earth, yet upliftingâ Kirkus Reviews

‘She does not shy away from the hard truth … Levineâs prose leaps to life when she writes from heartfelt experienceâ The Times

About the Author

Suzanne Braun Levine
Suzanne Braun Levine is a journalist and a recognized authority on women, media matters, and family issues. She was editor of Ms. magazine from its founding in 1972 until 1989 and is currently a contributing editor of More magazine. She is the author of Father Courage, a book about contemporary parenting, and lives in New York.

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Publication date

20th February 2006

Author

Suzanne Braun Levine

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Publisher

Bloomsbury Publishing Plc

Format

Paperback
272 pages

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Assertiveness, motivation & self-esteem

ISBN

9780747579168

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