Girls with Grandmother Faces: A Celebration of Life's Potential For Those Over 55

Girls with Grandmother Faces: A Celebration of Life's Potential For Those Over 55

by Frances Weaver
     
 

The author of I'm Not As Old As I Used to Be uses humor and homespun wisdom to share her practical and inspirational advice for women over fifty-five, challenging women to keep their freedom, independence, imagination, and curiosity.See more details below

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The author of I'm Not As Old As I Used to Be uses humor and homespun wisdom to share her practical and inspirational advice for women over fifty-five, challenging women to keep their freedom, independence, imagination, and curiosity.

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Weaver, a columnist and National Public Radio commentator, originally published this upbeat self-help manual for older women at her own expense. Widowed when she was in her mid-50s, with four grown children, Weaver quickly learned that to make the most out of her remaining years, she had to change her life dramatically. The advice she offers here is directed primarily to middle-class women who find themselves in a similar situation. Stating that "boredom is ninety-nine percent self-inflicted," she stresses the importance of making oneself, rather than family or married friends, the focus of future activities, and recommends education and travel as ways to develop new interests. Although Weaver deals only superficially with the emotional problems of widowhood, her practical comments and suggestions of groups to contact, including addresses, are useful. Illustrations. Author tour. (Mar.)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780786881994
Publisher:
Hyperion
Publication date:
02/16/1998
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
208
Sales rank:
373,372
Product dimensions:
0.45(w) x 7.81(h) x 5.06(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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