Synopses & Reviews
This enchanting collection of writings and photographs evokes the beauty, humor and courage of women living in their later years and tells of the endearing moments of joy-and passion-to be found in the rich and varied world of midlife and beyond. An award-winning anthology that takes a refreshing look at issues of aging in a society that glorifies youth. Over 1.6 million copies of the anthology have been sold across the United States. This groundbreaking collection was one of the first non-clinical and positive books on women and aging, and was written by older women themselves. It challenged stereotypes and confronted the invisibility of older women in America.
This remarkable collection of fiction, photographs and poetry evokes the beauty, humor and courage of mid-life and older women. Sharing the universal message of aging as a natural gift of life, When I am an Old Woman I Shall Wear Purple is the winner of the Abby Honors Award (1991) and two Benjamin Franklin Awards: for design, content and literature (1988), and for excellence and innovation in marketing and in literature (1992).
This title is the No. 1 selling book in this category to older readers. The large type edition is particularly welcome to many of these readers.