On Women Turning Fifty: Celebrating Mid-Life Discoveries

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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...
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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.

Author Biography: 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.

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  • ISBN-13: 9780062506689
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 5/28/1993
  • Pages: 224
  • Product dimensions: 6.11 (w) x 11.11 (h) x 1.11 (d)

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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.
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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction 1
Ellen Burstyn 11
Claire Braz-Valentine 19
Deanne Burke 31
Charlayne Hunter-Gault 41
Ruth Zaporah 53
Gloria Allred 63
Mary Ellen Mark 75
Barbara Eddy 85
Dr. Sylvia Earle 99
Allie Light 111
Dolores Huerta 126
Gloria Steinem 135
Coeleen Kiebert 145
Isabel Allende 157
Sumahsil 173
Tabra Tunoa 183
Dr. Lorraine Hale 195
Dr. Jean Shinoda Bolen 205
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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 2, 2005

    Not what I expected

    I had hoped this book would offer insight & advice on coping with the physical and emotional aspects of entering the middle years. Instead it contains personal stories of women who have reached the age. It seems the majority felt the first part of their lives had been fraught with mistakes and that abandoning their careers and mates was required in order to have successful middle years. The book has a definite feministic slant.

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