Colette Dowling's uplifting book celebrates the myriad possibilities for women who are now turning 50. "Red hot mamas" are the dozens of women (some famous, some not) who are defying stereotypes to discover renewed power and vitality at midlife. In honest, empowering language, the women share with readers their energetic approaches to menopause, career changes, family life, and intimacy.
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The first of the baby-boomers have reached the half-century mark. And, as always, they're changing our cultural view of things. Dowling shares her own transition to maturity. She takes a look at the issues affecting women as they age in our culture: sex after menopause, marrying more than once and finances, to name a few. Armed with enough information, maybe we women can start to view age as a good thing.From the Publisher:
Here's a compulsively readable dispatch from the frontiers of fifty--funny and bracing, savvy and inspiring. "Red hot mamas" are the dozens of women (some famous, some not) Colette Dowling interviewed who are discovering their power and vitality at midlife--many for the first time. Defying the stereotype of the woman who is on-the-shelf at fifty, they are reinventing themselves: redefining family responsibilities, changing jobs and careers, discovering new approaches to menopause, and remaking their intimate relationships.
Dowling is honest about the pitfalls, pinpointing the key dilemmas women must solve if they are to keep moving forward through the "age barriers" of our culture. But whether she's discussing new sexual strategies, the politics of face-lifts, the lure of a red sports car or the lure of a new marriage, there's no mistaking the mood of celebration. Red Hot Mamas is the best fiftieth birthday present ever for a ground-breaking generation of women now poised to take off on the second half of their adult lives.
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Book Description HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, 1996. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0002552361