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Library JournalFischer is a Ph.D. gerontologist who made her sidelined artistic passion into a second career late in life. In this "picture book for women," brief text blocks accompany luminous multimedia illustrations and collages about her journey into age. As she joins the World of Older Women, she wonders at her wrinkled face, increasing memory gaps, and sleeplessness, and she worries about who will care for her if her mind "wanders off forever." Striking and sometimes fanciful imagery distinguish Fischer's musings: she paints aging as a trip to an alien universe, where those already there wear spacesuits, and she glues cascades of colorful yarn to her forehead in a painting suggesting that her mind could be unraveling. Adult collections.
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