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.
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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