Fifty Is the New Fifty: Ten Life Lessons for Women in Second Adulthood

Fifty Is the New Fifty: Ten Life Lessons for Women in Second Adulthood

by Suzanne Braun Levine
     
 

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Ten lessons to maximize creativity and happiness in the second half of life

In this inspiring new book, Suzanne Braun Levine follows her groundbreaking Inventing the Rest of Our Lives with fresh insights, research, and practical advice on the challenges and unexpected rewards for women in their fifties and beyond. Rich with anecdotes from the front

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Ten lessons to maximize creativity and happiness in the second half of life

In this inspiring new book, Suzanne Braun Levine follows her groundbreaking Inventing the Rest of Our Lives with fresh insights, research, and practical advice on the challenges and unexpected rewards for women in their fifties and beyond. Rich with anecdotes from the front lines of self-reinvention, this book captures the voices of women who are confronting change, renegotiating their relationships, and discovering who they are now that they are finally grown up. Among the lessons are: "No" is not a four-letter Word, on the energizing power of standing up for what you mean and what you want; Do unto yourself as you have been doing unto others, a new way of getting yourself to the top of the to-do list; and Your marriage can make it, reassurance that changing your outlook doesn't have to mean walking away from your marriage. Shaped by Levine's empathetic and lively voice, this book is about wisdom, survival, joy, and camaraderie. It reads like a conversation among women who know what they are talking about and want to share what they have discovered.

Editorial Reviews

Inventing the Rest of Our Lives author Suzanne Braun Levine isn't finished encouraging women in "Second Adulthood." Her Fifty Is the New Fifty continues her good works with ten life lessons for women who want the second half of their lives to be even more creative and happy than the first. Levine's good counsel lives up to Jane Fonda's words of praise: "Fifty Is the New Fifty is just what I expected from Suzanne Braun Levine -- useful, comforting, and smart."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780670020683
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
04/02/2009
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
5.70(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.90(d)
Age Range:
17 - 18 Years

Meet the Author

Suzanne Braun Levine is the author of three previous books. She was the first editor of Ms. magazine, where she worked for seventeen years. She was also the editor of the Columbia Journalism Review. A nationally recognized authority on women, media, and family issues, she lectures widely and has appeared on major television talk shows, including Oprah, Charlie Rose, and Today.

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