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The Seasons of a Woman's Life

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Publisher Comments:

"A HIGHLY NUANCED PORTRAIT, in every shade of gray, of individual women negotiating the transitions of what Levinson calls early adulthood *ages 18 to 45."

*The New York Times Book Review

Nearly twenty years ago, esteemed Yale psychologist Daniel J. Levinson wrote the groundbreaking classic, The Seasons of a Man's Life, which became the stimulus for a revolution in thinking about life passages, helping thousands of men make sense of their own lives. Now it is womens' turn. Based on exhaustive interviews with a diverse group of forty-five women, The Seasons of a Woman's Life completes and substantiates Levinson's thesis: that all human beings go right on developing throughout their lives in a pattern of amazing inevitability.

Firmly grounded in original scientific research, The Seasons of a Woman's Life is unusual in being not only vividly readable but a rich source of insights and consolation. It speaks with uncanny directness to the dreams, emotional crises, inexplicable feelings, social conflicts, and psychological upheavals that mark each woman's life course. Every woman will recognize *and find comfort in recognizing *the deep shape of her own life in the pattern it outlines, from Early Adult Transition (ages 17 to 22) to the Mid-life Transition (ages 40 to 45) and beyond. Alive with the voices of real women, perceptive and sympathetic, this book is destined *like its predecessor *to become a classic.

"AFFIRMING AND ILLUMINATING . . . PSYCHOLOGICALLY RICH."

*San Jose Mercury News

"HELPFUL AND ENLIGHTENING."

*Booklist

"GROUNDBREAKING."

*Feminist Bookstore News

Synopsis:

Based upon exhaustive interviews with forty-five randomly chosen women--businesswomen, academics, and homemakers--THE SEASONS OF A WOMAN'S LIFE completes and substantiates the thesis that psychologist Daniel J. Levinson first put forth in his groundbreaking work The Seasons of a Man's Life: that all human beings, of whatever sex or culture, continue developing through-out their lives in a pattern of amazing predictability. Change--the movement from one life structure to the next--is, as Levinson has said, "part of the nature of our existence".

Yet, while the developmental timetable is surprisingly similar in men and women, THE SEASONS OF A WOMAN'S LIFE illuminates a number of profound differences. Even as the rigid division between male and female that has existed throughout history is eroding, the shape of women's lives, and their adult development, continues to be uniquely affected by gender issues. This emerges with poignant clarity from the stories told by the women interviewed here.

THE SEASONS OF A WOMAN'S LIFE speaks with uncanny directness to the dreams, emotional crises, inexplicable feelings, social conflicts, and psychological upheavals that mark each woman's life course. Every woman will recognize the deep shape of her own life in the pattern it outlines.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780345311740
With:
Levinson, Judy D.
Author:
Levinson, Judy D.
Author:
Levinson, Daniel
Author:
Levinson, Daniel J.
Publisher:
Ballantine Books
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Women's Studies
Subject:
Adulthood
Subject:
Housewives
Subject:
Middle aged women
Subject:
Businesswomen
Subject:
Maturation
Subject:
Women's Studies - General
Subject:
Adulthood -- United States.
Subject:
Maturation (Psychology) -- United States.
Subject:
Women's Health.
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series Volume:
104-359
Publication Date:
19970211
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
456
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.5 x .75 in 1.175 lb

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"Synopsis" by , Based upon exhaustive interviews with forty-five randomly chosen women--businesswomen, academics, and homemakers--THE SEASONS OF A WOMAN'S LIFE completes and substantiates the thesis that psychologist Daniel J. Levinson first put forth in his groundbreaking work The Seasons of a Man's Life: that all human beings, of whatever sex or culture, continue developing through-out their lives in a pattern of amazing predictability. Change--the movement from one life structure to the next--is, as Levinson has said, "part of the nature of our existence".

Yet, while the developmental timetable is surprisingly similar in men and women, THE SEASONS OF A WOMAN'S LIFE illuminates a number of profound differences. Even as the rigid division between male and female that has existed throughout history is eroding, the shape of women's lives, and their adult development, continues to be uniquely affected by gender issues. This emerges with poignant clarity from the stories told by the women interviewed here.

THE SEASONS OF A WOMAN'S LIFE speaks with uncanny directness to the dreams, emotional crises, inexplicable feelings, social conflicts, and psychological upheavals that mark each woman's life course. Every woman will recognize the deep shape of her own life in the pattern it outlines.

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