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Breaking Free: Women of Spirit at Midlife and Beyond

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ISBN13: 9780807028254
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A groundbreaking anthology for women searching for spiritual guideposts to the second half of life.

Breaking Free is a collection of personal essays by women in the second half of their lives — essays in which they examine what age and life have taught them, reflect upon their lives and experiences, and reveal where they have arrived. As editor Marilyn Sewell notes in her introduction, around the age of fifty or so, many women begin to separate from cultural constraints, to become their own persons in ways they perhaps had not dared to do previously. "They begin to become defined less by others and more by their own choices. This movement into personhood does involve some breaking of barriers, and there is a kind of release, a kind of freedom, in the breaking and in the choosing."

This sense of moving into personhood in the shadow of mortality animates Breaking Free, giving its essays a wonderful forthrightness and boldness: These are writers who get down and dirty, who have looked at themselves as they are and life as it is. They are facing what time has taken from them, but also, more importantly, discovering the powerful gifts that come only with age and experience.

Contributors include Vivian Gornick, Audre Lorde, Erica Jong, Grace Paley, Terry Tempest Williams, Isabel Allende, Barbara Hurd, Sandy Boucher, and Maya Angelou.

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"Though an age group isn't numerically defined (it's more a life stage), this makes an important contribution to our cultural understanding of 'seniors' and is highly recommended..." Library Journal

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In twenty-seven personal and daring essays, some of our finest women writers examine the second half of their lives. They grapple with what age and life have taught them, contemplate their experiences, and reflect on where they have arrived. These are writers who get down and dirty, who have looked at themselves as they are, and at life as it is, to discover not only what time has taken from them but also the powerful gifts that only come with age and experience.Contributors include: Isabel AllendeMaya AngelouM. F. K. FisherChina GallandVivian GornickGermaine GreerErica JongAudre LordeGrace PaleyAlix Kates ShulmanGloria SteinemTerry Tempest WilliamsVisit Marilyn Sewell's website.

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In twenty-seven personal and daring essays, some of our finest women writers examine the second half of their lives. They grapple with what age and life have taught them, contemplate their experiences, and reflect on where they have arrived. These are writers who get down and dirty, who have looked at themselves as they are, and at life as it is, to discover not only what time has taken from them but also the powerful gifts that only come with age and experience.

Contributors include: Isabel Allende, Maya Angelou, M. F. K. Fisher, China Galland, Vivian Gornick, Germaine Greer, Erica Jong, Audre Lorde, Grace Paley, Alix Kates Shulman, Gloria Steinem, and Terry Tempest Williams.

About the Author

Marilyn Sewell is the editor of Claiming the Spirit Within, and Resurrecting Grace. She is chief minister at the First Unitarian Church in Portland, Oregon.

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My friends and I really learned so much from this wonderful book. I think it will make a great birthday present for my sister. Thanks so much! :)
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780807028254
Editor:
Sewell, Marilyn
Publisher:
Beacon Press (MA)
Editor:
Sewell, Marilyn
Author:
Sewell, Marilyn
Location:
Boston
Subject:
General
Subject:
Spiritual life
Subject:
American - General
Subject:
Spirituality
Subject:
Religious life
Subject:
Spirituality - General
Subject:
Women's Studies - General
Subject:
Middle aged women -- Religious life.
Subject:
General Religion
Subject:
Religion Comparative-General
Subject:
Women
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
October 2004
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
228
Dimensions:
9 x 6 x .51 in .6875 lb

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Product details 228 pages Beacon Press - English 9780807028254 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Though an age group isn't numerically defined (it's more a life stage), this makes an important contribution to our cultural understanding of 'seniors' and is highly recommended..."
"Synopsis" by , In twenty-seven personal and daring essays, some of our finest women writers examine the second half of their lives. They grapple with what age and life have taught them, contemplate their experiences, and reflect on where they have arrived. These are writers who get down and dirty, who have looked at themselves as they are, and at life as it is, to discover not only what time has taken from them but also the powerful gifts that only come with age and experience.Contributors include: Isabel AllendeMaya AngelouM. F. K. FisherChina GallandVivian GornickGermaine GreerErica JongAudre LordeGrace PaleyAlix Kates ShulmanGloria SteinemTerry Tempest WilliamsVisit Marilyn Sewell's website.
"Synopsis" by , US
"Synopsis" by , In twenty-seven personal and daring essays, some of our finest women writers examine the second half of their lives. They grapple with what age and life have taught them, contemplate their experiences, and reflect on where they have arrived. These are writers who get down and dirty, who have looked at themselves as they are, and at life as it is, to discover not only what time has taken from them but also the powerful gifts that only come with age and experience.

Contributors include: Isabel Allende, Maya Angelou, M. F. K. Fisher, China Galland, Vivian Gornick, Germaine Greer, Erica Jong, Audre Lorde, Grace Paley, Alix Kates Shulman, Gloria Steinem, and Terry Tempest Williams.

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