The Good, the Bad, and the Hungry Sale
 
 

Recently Viewed clear list


Original Essays | July 22, 2014

Nick Harkaway: IMG The Florist-Assassins



The three men lit up in my mind's eye, with footnotes. They were converging on me — and on the object I was carrying — in a way that had... Continue »
  1. $18.87 Sale Hardcover add to wish list

    Tigerman

    Nick Harkaway 9780385352413

spacer
Qualifying orders ship free.
$6.50
List price: $14.00
Used Trade Paper
Ships in 1 to 3 days
Add to Wishlist
Qty Store Section
1 Beaverton Self Help- Female Specific

A Walk on the Beach: Tales of Wisdom from an Unconventional Woman

by

A Walk on the Beach: Tales of Wisdom from an Unconventional Woman Cover

 

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

Shortly after arriving on Cape Cod to spend a year by herself, Joan Andersons chance encounter with a wise, playful, and astonishing woman helped her usher in the transformations and self-discoveries that led to her ongoing renewal. First glimpsed as a slender figure on a fogged-in beach, Joan Erikson was not only a friend and confidante when one was most needed, but also a guide as Anderson stretched and grew into her unfinished self.

Joan Erikson was perhaps best known for her collaboration with her husband, Erik, a pioneering psychoanalyst and noted author. After Eriks death, she wrote several books extending their theory of the stages of life to reflect her understanding of aging as she neared ninety-five. But her wisdom was best taught through their friendship; as she sat with Anderson, weaving tapestries of their lives with brightly colored yarn while exploring the strength gathered from their accumulated experiences, Joan Eriksons lessons took shape on their small cardboard looms as well as in her friends revitalized life.

In writing about their extraordinary friendship, Anderson reveals a need she didnt know she had: for a mentor to help navigate the transitions she faced as she grew beyond middle age. And when Joan Erikson had to face her husbands death and the growing limitations of her own body, Anderson was able to give back some of the wisdom she had gleaned. To this poignant, joyful account, Joan Anderson brings the candor and sensitivity that have made her an acclaimed speaker and writer on midlife and its possibilities. A Walk on the Beach is an experience to savor and treasure, a glimpse of the exuberant spirit that can be sustained and passed on in all our friendships.

About the Author

JOAN ANDERSON is the author of the bestsellers A Year by the Sea and An Unfinished Marriage. She has also written numerous childrens novels, including 1787, The First Thanksgiving Feast, and The American Family Farm, as well as a critically acclaimed adult nonfiction book Breaking the TV Habit (Scribner). A Walk on the Beach is her third work of narrative nonfiction. A graduate of Yale University School of Drama, Anderson lives with her husband on Cape Cod.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780767914758
Author:
Anderson, Joan
Publisher:
Broadway Books
Subject:
General
Subject:
Women
Subject:
Personal Memoirs
Subject:
General Biography
Subject:
Biography - General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20050431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
8.16x5.26x.52 in. .40 lbs.

Other books you might like

  1. You Can Heal Your Life
    Used Trade Paper $3.50
  2. The Highly Sensitive Person: How to...
    Used Trade Paper $8.50
  3. Entre Nous: A Woman's Guide to... Used Hardcover $1.95
  4. Renew Your Marriage At Midlife Used Trade Paper $4.50
  5. What Southern Women Know (That Every... Used Trade Paper $3.95
  6. In the Meantime: Finding Yourself...
    Used Trade Paper $1.50

Related Subjects


Biography » General
Biography » Women
Health and Self-Help » Psychology » Child Psychology
Health and Self-Help » Self-Help » Female Specific
Health and Self-Help » Self-Help » General

A Walk on the Beach: Tales of Wisdom from an Unconventional Woman Used Trade Paper
0 stars - 0 reviews
$6.50 In Stock
Product details 240 pages Broadway Books - English 9780767914758 Reviews:
spacer
spacer
  • back to top
Follow us on...




Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at Powells.com.