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ISBN13: 9780345422958
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When she was young, distinguished author and critic Carolyn Heilbrun solemnly vowed to end her life when she turned seventy. But on the advent of that fateful birthday, she realized that her golden years had been full of unforeseen pleasures. Now, the astute and ever-insightful Heilbrun muses on the emotional and intellectual insights that brought her "to choose each day for now, to live." There are reflections on her new house and her sturdy, comfortable marriage; sweet solitude and the pleasures of sex at an advanced age; the fascination with e-mail and the joy of discovering unexpected friends. Even the encroachments of loss, pain, and sadness that come with age cannot spoil Heilbrun's moveable feast. They are merely the price of bountiful living.

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The astute and ever eloquent Carolyn Heilbrun, author of the bestselling "Writing a Woman's Life", muses on the emotional and intellectual insights that have brought her to "choose each day for now, to live".

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Sylvia, June 13, 2007 (view all comments by Sylvia)
Every intelligent and accomplished woman in her sixties who is about to or has recently retired should read this marvelous book. The joys of life after work are described simply, yet brilliantly. Heilbrun brings you in to her struggles with her expanding girth, her family and friends, domestic life, and inevitably, death. The reader will be challenged by how she does and doesn't relate to Carolyn Heilbrun's choices.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780345422958
Author:
Heilbrun, Carolyn G.
Publisher:
Ballantine Books
Author:
Heilbrun, Carolyn G.
Location:
New York
Subject:
Women
Subject:
Women Authors
Subject:
Gerontology
Subject:
Aging
Subject:
Women authors, American
Subject:
Authors, American
Subject:
Old age
Subject:
Aged women
Subject:
Aging - General
Subject:
Older women
Subject:
Authors, American -- 20th century.
Subject:
Women's Studies
Subject:
Sociology-Aging
Subject:
aging;memoir;essays;women;biography;non-fiction;psychology;autobiography
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series Volume:
vol. 2
Publication Date:
19980431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
8.00x5.14x.52 in. .42 lbs.

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