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As a young woman, Carolyn Heilbrun made a resolution not to live past "three score years and ten." Taking her own life at the age of seventy, she reasoned, would lend clean closure to a life well lived, and would keep her from the many tragedies of aging--becoming a burden to her children, witnessing the deterioration of her body, falling prey to a crippling disease. But on the advent of her seventieth birthday, she looked back on the past ten years and found, to her surprise, that her sixties had been the happiest decade of all: after fifty years, her marriage had matured into a happy balance of companionship and respect for solitude; she had developed deep friendships with her grown children and a small circle of peers; she had mastered a highly successful career as a scholar and writer. In the poignant, essayistic writing that best showcases her elegant talent and provocative mind, Carolyn Heilbrun celebrates the many pleasures of a mature life.

Filled with wisdom, knowledge, wry humor, and literary allusion, The Last Gift of Time is a moving book for all women invested in the pursuit of leading a woman's life to its fullest capacity.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780385313254
Subtitle:
(life beyond sixty )
Publisher:
Dial Press
Location:
New York, N.Y. :
Subject:
Biography
Subject:
Specific Groups
Subject:
Women Authors
Subject:
Aging
Subject:
Women authors, American
Subject:
Authors, American
Subject:
Old age
Subject:
Aged women
Subject:
Older women
Edition Description:
Includes bibliographical references p. 217-223.
Series Volume:
no. 11
Publication Date:
c1997
Binding:
Trade Cloth
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
ix, 225 p.
Dimensions:
8.54x5.30x1.02 in. .70 lbs.

Related Subjects

Biography » Women
Health and Self-Help » Health and Medicine » Aging
History and Social Science » Sociology » Aging

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