Inventing the Rest of Our Lives: Women in Second Adulthood

Inventing the Rest of Our Lives: Women in Second Adulthood

Inventing the Rest of Our Lives Women in Second Adulthood The first editor of Ms magazine helps women address the three crucial questions of second adulthood What matters What works What s next New brain research is proving it Women at midlife really do star

  • Title: Inventing the Rest of Our Lives: Women in Second Adulthood
  • Author: Suzanne Braun Levine
  • ISBN: 9780452287211
  • Page: 247
  • Format: Paperback
  • The first editor of Ms magazine helps women address the three crucial questions of second adulthood What matters What works What s next New brain research is proving it Women at midlife really do start to see the world differently Some 37 million women now entering their fifties and sixties a unique generation are refashioning their lives, with dramatic results TheyThe first editor of Ms magazine helps women address the three crucial questions of second adulthood What matters What works What s next New brain research is proving it Women at midlife really do start to see the world differently Some 37 million women now entering their fifties and sixties a unique generation are refashioning their lives, with dramatic results They have fulfilled all the prescribed roles daughter, wife, mother, employee, but they re not ready to retire They want to experience Suzanne Braun Levine gives us a fun, smart, and tremendously informative road map through the challenging and uncharted territory that lies ahead Levine takes us beyond the frontier of our own expectations and into a new and hope filled stage of life Gloria Steinem I found so many resonances with my own experiences in this book It will have a huge impact and will clarify so many things for so many women Carol Gilligan, Ph.D author of In a Different Voice and The Birth of Pleasure Suzanne Braun Levine made me understand why I always envied older women life just gets better outrageous, radical, passionate, less fraught, wiser, deeper, and kinder Eve Ensler, creator of The Vagina Monologues A you go girl manual for the menopause crowd People

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    My God, someone knows exactly where I am in life and how I'm feeling. And, there's a name for itwhich means I'm not the only one. It's got a name, it must be close to normal. And it doesn't last forever. Whew! LOL! But, that's how I felt while reading this. I recognized myself throughout. Levine interviewed hundreds of women, and many scientists and other experts, to understand what really happens to us, psychologically as well as medically in our 50's and 60's, as we navigate these years. She m [...]

    It has been a profound relief to read this book, to see that women before me have felt this need to jump off into the unknown. I give it five stars, but it won't be a fiver for you unless you're ready to read it. Not really self-help; more like a series of Aha! moments for women in late-forties/fifties and up. Of all my reading buddies, I think Linda would most appreciate it.

    Quotable:As stored feelings bubble up and radical impulses are generated during Second Adulthood, we find ourselves revisiting ideas and experiences gathered over a lifetime. Things are adding up in new ways. Some women report a sudden loss of interest in the past. “I’m sick of saving things,” one woman told me, “including resentments. I quit therapy recently because I didn’t want to look back any more. I just want to move on.” Others want to do just the opposite – to use their new [...]

    Discusses phenonmenon of middleage women redefining themselv into a 'second adulthood'. Many good insights and storiesTheme is "You are not who you were, only older'. We have different priorities and are different people than we were in our 'first' adulhood. I just don't care what people think anymore… I do care actually. Its simply that I finally care more what I think I call it the Fuck You Fifities. The journey to second adulthood begins with an existential inquiry: Who am I NOW. Talks abou [...]

    The realistic and yet positive outlook on life after 50 underlies all aspects of this book. I enjoyed it and expect to revisit parts of it over the next few years. I found it particularly interesting that the author focused on the fact that there is easily a period of 1 to 2 years where women question what is next and that often there is not a cut and dried answer. She shares her thoughts, experiences and feelings as well as those of the many women she interviewed to write this book. I believe t [...]

    Have you ever been in the check-out line at Wal-Mart and overheard women discussing the exact same thing you have been going through or thinking about? And in that moment, even though you didn't join the conversation, you felt a tad bit better just knowing that you weren't alone in your experience or bat-crap crazy for your thoughts? This is what I've been feeling while reading "Inventing the Rest of Our Lives: Women in Second Adulthood" by Suzanne Braun Levine: that I'm not flying solo in feeli [...]

    I'm not a member of the exact demographic that Suzanne Levine targeted in this book, but I still found it to hold a lot of valuable messages. Everyone can benefit from a reminder that you continually have the opportunity to "invent the rest of your life." Times of transition are challenging and disorienting, but they are a chance to emerge with greater strength, focus, determination, and satisfaction.This book is peppered with anecdotes (individual women's stories) that are fascinating and, pote [...]

    Interesting read especially when she talks about the physical changes due to hormones and brain development. The message I took away is that you want to be your true self as life is short!

    Suzanne Braun Levine is an interesting woman and this is an interesting book. Part autobiography, part the findings from interviews with women past the age of 50 and part curation of what others say about aging, in particular, female aging.An American baby-boomer this is an experiential journey for her and for any of us who are entering our later stage of life. This is the stage where middle age ends. However, us baby-boomers are writing the story as we go along as to what shape this journey mig [...]

    I really enjoyed this book and think I learned a few things from it. Many books about aging, retirement, the second or third chapter focus on mostly the economics and assume that most of the readers have been highly successful financially. This tends to focus on mostly professional women, but not entirely. Emphasis on possibilities and new attitudes are what I came away with. The author talks about what we give up as we age and also what we gain. If I can come away from reading a book with new i [...]

    08/14/08TITLE/AUTHOR: THE WOMAN'S GUIDE TO SECOND ADULTHOOD: INVENTING THE REST OF OUR LIVESRATING: 4.5/B+ GENRE/PUB DATE/# OF PGS: Non-Fiction/2005/242 pgs FIRST LINES: My 1st step into Second Adulthood was backward off a ninety foot cliffMENTS:06/25/08 rec via bookcrossing ring/ray. Very worthwhile reading about transitions in the lives of women 50 yrs old. Some of these changes may happen earlier or later but in general around that age point. Found the book validating a lot of feelings and re [...]

    While I'm not there yet (the target audience was really 50 to 70 year-olds), the concept of a second adulthood interested me. Key line "You're not just you, only older." I sense the truth of that statment as I get older! However I couldn't think of anyone to pass it on to and so I did something I rarely do. I threw the book away.

    This is the book I have been speaking about. Only on chaper 3 or 4.My favorite line so far is "The Fuck You Fifties"--the time when women stop caring so much about what others think, want, need and begin to care about themselves. So, I said "Fuck you" to being the treat mom for the Sunday morning youth group. Felt perfect.

    I will be passing this book on to a new friend who wondered if there are any books to help us "old ladies" regroup and feel excited about our stage of living. Great reading for me in my early sixties. Actually surprised how normal I am

    this book kind of changed my life, after I read it and wrote in it I bought several copies to give to women friends who were re-inventing themselves. Like I did. Very helpful, I need to read it again

    Bravo! Jane recommended this book and it's insightful--the perfect book at this time in my life. Newly retired! Ready for my second adulthood.

    If you are still trying to figure out what to do with the rest of your life, this is a great place to start.

    Every women and some men even. I'm ready to re-read it againonly slower. It makes you not feel so alone as you cross over into another generation and reminds you what's very importantin life.

    This book is mostly about women and women's relationships and friendships. In my second half of life I need to cultivate more of that.

    I wish that I could give this book 10 stars!! It is so powerful and great fun to read. And I wish that I could afford to give a copy of this to every woman in America on their 50th birthday!!

    Really enjoyed this book. Hearing what other women are doing in their 50s is interesting and reassuring and encouraging. I would love to be able to discuss this book with a group of 50+ yr olds.

    Possibly a warm-up for her "50 is the new 50" - both have similar info. Lots of anecdotes, but worth a look.

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