For the first time in history the average life-span for men and women in the west has doubled. It's prime time for this book which will revolutionise our ideas about age and ageing and revolutionise how we live our lives beyond 40. THE FOUNTAIN OF AGE is about and for men and women - of all ages. Betty Friedan weaves together her own own story, ...
For the first time in history the average life-span for men and women in the west has doubled. It's prime time for this book which will revolutionise our ideas about age and ageing and revolutionise how we live our lives beyond 40. THE FOUNTAIN OF AGE is about and for men and women - of all ages. Betty Friedan weaves together her own own story, her experience of age, with a radical look at research studies and interviews to give us inspiring proof that ageing is a new stage, a time of growth, not the final stage in the slide from yo youth. The book opens: 'Last week I was 65; it was a birthday so dreaded thatI cannot belive I feel the way I really feel, here, now. Forced to take stock by this day, I feel a new pared down sureness, a strong easiness. I feel a strength from the spreading roots of my life and a liberation from its compulsions. I look in the mirror and I see myself the way I am, finally, simply, myself at 65'. The book ends with Betty Friedan at 72. It is liberating, poignant, optimistic, banishing the spectre of old age.
Good. The book has been read but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact and the cover is intact. Some minor wear to the spine. B-format paperback. 654 p. Intended for college/higher education audience. Intended for professional and scholarly audience.
Good. 0099164817 Up for sale is a used book in good condition. This book has been previously owned and is blemished. The cover has some rubbing with corner and binding wear. The interior has page markings (highlighting/writing) and the previous owner's name. There is an inventory sticker on the back and a used sticker on the spine. The textblock has a marking.
Good Condition. Revolutionises our ideas about age and how we live our lives. 654 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Health; Self Help & Motivation; Self Help. ISBN: 0099164817. ISBN/EAN: 9780099164814. Inventory No: 202363.
Publishers Weekly, 1993-06-28 Friedan's ( The Feminine Mystique ) wise, empowering book on aging should be read by everyone who equates growing old with being lonely, powerless, unattractive or dependent. She distills interviews with scores of women and men in middle or old age who lead dynamic, creative lives, having broken through the conventional expectation that aging inevitably means decline. She also makes accessible a wealth of findings from gerontologists, social scientists and psychologists. We learn, for example, that the ``empty nest syndrome'' hits many men more acutely than women, and that recent research contradicts the notion that the brain inevitably deteriorates physically with age. Friedan combines political savvy and empathetic insight in chapters on health care, retirement communities, the ``right to die'' movement, menopause, nursing homes (which she calls ``death sentences''), the search for intimacy and meaningful work, and how women and men age differently. This marvelous, inspiring book approaches aging as an adventure, and is itself one. First serial to Time and Good Housekeeping; BOMC alternate; QPB dual main selection. (Sept.)
Publishers Weekly, 1994-08-08 This inspiring study of aging from the author of The Feminine Mystique was a six-week PW bestseller. (Sept.)
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