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The fountain of age

Author: Betty Friedan
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, [1993]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In 1963, Betty Friedan's transcendent work, The Feminine Mystique, changed forever the way women thought about themselves and the way society thought about women. In 1993, with The Fountain of Age, Friedan changes forever the way all of us, men and women, think about ourselves as we grow older and the way society thinks about aging. Struggling to hold on to the illusion of youth, we have denied the reality and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Popular Works
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Friedan, Betty.
Fountain of age.
New York : Simon & Schuster, ©1993
(OCoLC)624385069
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Betty Friedan
ISBN: 0671400274 9780671400279 0671880985 9780671880989 0671898531 9780671898533 0224035584 9780224035583
OCLC Number: 28017373
Description: 671 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Denial and the "problem" of age --
The two faces of age --
The youth short circuit --
Why do women age longer and better than men? --
Beyond the masculinity of youth --
The retirement paradox --
Chosen human work --
Intimacy beyond the dreams of youth --
Going beyond --
Coming into a new place --
To move or to stay? --
At home in a new place --
A paradigm shift from "cure" --
Beyond symptoms and disease --
The new menopause brouhaha --
The nursing home specter --
Dying with life --
Age as adventure --
Generativity.
Responsibility: Betty Friedan.

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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  Read more...

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