The third chapter : passion, risk, and adventure in the 25 years after 50

Lawrence-Lightfoot, Sara, 1944-

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  • Creator Sara Lawrence-Lightfoot
  • Format Books
  • Publication First edition. New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2009.
  • Physical Details
    • 260 pages ; 24 cm
  • ISBNs 9780374275495, 0374275491
  • OCLC ocn233635063


  • Renowned sociologist Sara Lawrence-Lightfoot challenges the still-prevailing and anachronistic images of aging by documenting and revealing the ways in which the years between ages fifty and seventy-five--the third chapter--may, in fact, be the most transformative and generative time in a person's life.--From publisher description.


  • "Sarah Crichton Books."
  • Includes bibliographical references (pages 249-258).


  • Introduction : facing the mirror -- Loss and liberation -- Constancy and change -- Healing wounds : the journey home -- Looking back and giving forward -- Crossing boundaries and embracing contradictions -- New learning : body, voice, and soul -- Conclusion: cracks in the mirror
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