Friedan, Betty The Fountain of Age

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The Fountain of Age

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For the first time in history the average life-span for men and women in the west has doubled. It's prime time for this book which will revolutionise our ideas about age and ageing and revolutionise how we live our lives beyond 40. THE FOUNTAIN OF AGE is about and for men and women - of all ages. Betty Friedan weaves together her own own story, her experience of age, with a radical look at research studies and interviews to give us inspiring proof that ageing is a new stage, a time of growth, not the final stage in the slide from yo youth. The book opens: 'Last week I was 65; it was a birthday so dreaded thatI cannot belive I feel the way I really feel, here, now. Forced to take stock by this day, I feel a new pared down sureness, a strong easiness. I feel a strength from the spreading roots of my life and a liberation from its compulsions. I look in the mirror and I see myself the way I am, finally, simply, myself at 65'. The book ends with Betty Friedan at 72. It is liberating, poignant, optimistic, banishing the spectre of old age.

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"Important and inspiring.... Anyone troubled by fears of aging, of disease, of deteriorating faculties -- or anyone who is trapped in a futile denial of mortality -- will find solace in Friedan's monumental exposure of the 'mystique of aging, ' and will perhaps share her sense of liberation in meeting the challenge of the 'third age.'...Encouraging as well as provocative, The Fountain of Age is a groundbreaking book to be read slowly and pondered deeply."
-- Detroit News

"With her usual methodical research and forthright insights, author and feminist Betty Friedan brilliantly challenges the unspeakable.... Friedan dissects the cliches of senility and impairment to reveal a multitude of joys and options that actually exist in the continuum of life she calls the 'Third Age.'"
-- Chicago Tribune

-Important and inspiring.... Anyone troubled by fears of aging, of disease, of deteriorating faculties -- or anyone who is trapped in a futile denial of mortality -- will find solace in Friedan's monumental exposure of the 'mystique of aging, ' and will perhaps share her sense of liberation in meeting the challenge of the 'third age.'...Encouraging as well as provocative, The Fountain of Age is a groundbreaking book to be read slowly and pondered deeply.-
-- Detroit News

-With her usual methodical research and forthright insights, author and feminist Betty Friedan brilliantly challenges the unspeakable.... Friedan dissects the cliches of senility and impairment to reveal a multitude of joys and options that actually exist in the continuum of life she calls the 'Third Age.'-
-- Chicago Tribune

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Defying accepted wisdom about love and work in old age, and about conventional male and female roles as we get older, Betty Friedan weaves together her own experience of age and a radical look at research studies and interviews. Her aim is to show that ageing is a new stage - a time of growth, not the final slide from youth. Betty Friedan is the author of "The Feminine Mystique" and "The Second Stage".

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