The Woman's Guide to Second Adulthood

by Suzanne Braun Levine

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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.

The Woman's Guide to Second Adulthood Synopsis

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? What’s 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.

The Woman's Guide to Second Adulthood Press Reviews

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

‘A you-go-girl manual for the menopause crowd, Levine’s book will be welcomed by women who want to make the most of their lives from age fifty on … Levine’s perspective is welcome and her anecdotes inspiring’ 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 uplifting’ Kirkus Reviews

‘She does not shy away from the hard truth … Levine’s prose leaps to life when she writes from heartfelt experience’ The Times

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ISBN: 9780747579168
Publication date: 20/02/2006
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing Plc
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9780747579168
Publication date: 20th February 2006
Author: Suzanne Braun Levine
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing Plc
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 272 pages
Genres: eBook Favourites, The Real World,
Categories: Assertiveness, motivation & self-esteem,

About 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. Photograph © Joyce Ravid

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