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

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Shortly after arriving on Cape Cod to spend a year by herself, Joan Anderson’s 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 Erik’s 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 Erikson’s lessons took shape on their small cardboard looms as well as in her friend’s revitalized life.

In writing about their extraordinary friendship, Anderson reveals a need she didn’t 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 husband’s 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.

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The third installment of the author's trilogy on midlife renewal describes her relationship with friend and confidante Joan Erikson, whose struggles with widowhood, her own impending death, and numerous written works about aging inspired Anderson to accept life changes. By the author of A Year by the Sea and An Unfinished Marriage. Reprint. 20,000 first printing.

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 children’s 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:
9780307418784
Subtitle:
Tales of Wisdom from an Unconventional Woman
Publisher:
Broadway Books
Author:
Anderson, Joan
Author:
Joan, Anderson
Subject:
Biography & Autobiography : General
Subject:
Biography & Autobiography : Personal Memoirs
Subject:
Biography & Autobiography : Women
Subject:
General
Subject:
Personal Memoirs
Subject:
Women
Subject:
General Biography
Subject:
Biography - General
Subject:
Biography-Women
Subject:
Psychology-Child Psychology
Subject:
Self Help-Female Specific
Subject:
Self-Help : General
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20050405
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
240

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Product details 240 pages Crown Publishing Group - English 9780307418784 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , The third installment of the author's trilogy on midlife renewal describes her relationship with friend and confidante Joan Erikson, whose struggles with widowhood, her own impending death, and numerous written works about aging inspired Anderson to accept life changes. By the author of A Year by the Sea and An Unfinished Marriage. Reprint. 20,000 first printing.
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