Synopses & Reviews
On Women Turning Fifty honors the new faces of aging with powerful, positive images of fiftysomething women who share stories of mid-life discovery. Accomplished by beautiful photographs, these candid and engaging interviews reveal women whose challenges, conflicts, and triumphs are reshaping our attitudes toward work, relationships, and personal growth. From Gloria Steinem, Isabel Allende, Ellen Burstyn, and Mary Ellen Mark to single-parent school teacher Deanne Burke and breast cancer survivor Barbara Eddy, the diverse voices in On Women Turning Fifty offer exhilarating models of confidence, courage, and celebration.
In interviews with women as diverse as single-parent school teachers and celebrities Gloria Steinem, Ellen Burstyn, and Isabel Allende, Rountree offers intimate portraits of 18 women who show us that mid-life can be the prime of life for women today. Black-and-white photos.
About the Author
Cathleen Rountree is a writer, photographer, artist, and lecturer. The author of several books, including Coming into Our Fullness: On Women Turning 40, On Women Turning 50: Celebrating Midlife Discovery, and 50 Ways to Meet Your Lover, she conducts workshops throughout the United States to encourage women to discover and celebrate their creative and spiritual resources.
Table of Contents
Ellen Burstyn -- Claire Braz-Valentine -- Deanne Burke -- Charlayne Hunter-Gault -- Ruth Zaporah -- Gloria Allred -- Mary Ellen Mark -- Barbara Eddy -- Dr. Sylvia Earle -- Allie Light -- Dolores Huerta -- Gloria Steinem -- Coeleen Kiebert -- Isabel Allende -- Sumahsil -- Tabra Tunoa -- Dr. Lorraine Hale -- Dr. Jean Shinoda Bolen.