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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 ...Show synopsisFor 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.Hide synopsis
Fountain of Age (Simon & Schuster Audio) – Audiobook cassette (1993)
Professor Betty Friedan
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Audiobook cassette, Simon & Schuster Audio 1993
ISBN: 067187585X ISBN-13: 9780671875855
Friedan redefines the ways men and women will think about growing older, deconstructs society's beliefs about aging, and offers persuasive alternatives not only for viewing the aging process, but for living it.Friedan redefines the ways men and women will think about growing older, deconstructs society's beliefs about aging, and offers persuasive alternatives not only for viewing the aging process, but for living it.Hide
Simon & Schuster Audio,
Description:Good. Two RELIABLE audio cassette tapes in the box printed by...Good. Two RELIABLE audio cassette tapes in the box printed by the publisher. Some shelf wear and scuff to the box. The tapes sit in their own plastic containers. Some chafing and fold mark to the box. STURDY audio tapes. Enjoy this abridged audio performance!
Description:Two audio cassettes in box. (box has tape marks; tapes are fine)...Two audio cassettes in box. (box has tape marks; tapes are fine). Read by Friedan. She suggests new possibilities for every one of us, demolishing myths that have constrained us, offering compelling alternatives an exuberant life, authentically as an adventure. Running time about 3 hours.
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