Struggling to hold on to the illusion of youth, Friedan wrote, we have denied the reality and evaded the new triumphs of growing older. We have seen age only as decline. In this powerful and very personal book, Betty Friedan charted her own voyage of discovery, and that of others, into a different kind of aging.
Friedan found ordinary men and women, moving into their fifties, sixties, seventies, discovering extraordinary new possibilities of intimacy and purpose. In their surprising experiences, Friedan first glimpsed, then embraced, the idea that one can grow and evolve throughout life in a style that dramatically mitigates the expectation of decline and opens the way to a further dimension of "personhood."
The Fountain of Age suggests new possibilities for every one of us, all founded on a solid body of startling but little-known scientific evidence. It demolishes those myths that have constrained us for too long and offers compelling alternatives for living one's age as a unique, exuberant time of life, on its own authentic terms.
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A founder of NOW and a vanguard leader of the Women's Movement, Betty Friedan was the author of The Feminine Mystique, It Changed My Life, The Second Stage, Beyond Gender, and The Fountain of Age. She taught at Northwestern University, Yale, Temple, Harvard, and USC. She died in 2006.From AudioFile:
Thirty years after her 1963 classic, The Feminine Mystique, Betty Friedan focuses on aging. Read by Friedan herself, The Fountain of Age, "glimpses new possibilities and new directions" for aging in both men and women. Friedan's distinctive, gravelly voice lends itself well to her writing style. The pace at times seems slow, but Friedan's voice is expressive. The successful abridgment is delivered like a well-prepared lecture, full of both scientific studies and personal experiences. A.A.B. (c)AudioFile, Portland, Maine
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Book Description Simon & Schuster, 1993. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0224035584