view cart menu separator categories menu separator faq
advanced search
categories  > Books > Adult Books (11)
The Fountain of Age (Hardcover) by Betty Friedan Free Shipping

The Fountain of Age (Hardcover) by Betty Friedan Free Shipping

Price: $8.00 currently not available     
Feedback: 100%, 21 sales Ask seller a question
Shipping: US-Mainland: free (more destinations)
Condition: Used
Payment with: Money Order, Personal Check,
*The store has not been updated recently. You may want to contact the merchant to confirm the availability of the product.
The Fountain of Age (Hardcover) by Betty Friedan

ISBN-10: 0671400274

From Publishers Weekly
Friedan's ( The Feminine Mystique ) wise, empowering book on aging should be read by everyone who equates growing old with being lonely, powerless, unattractive or dependent. She distills interviews with scores of women and men in middle or old age who lead dynamic, creative lives, having broken through the conventional expectation that aging inevitably means decline. She also makes accessible a wealth of findings from gerontologists, social scientists and psychologists. We learn, for example, that the "empty nest syndrome" hits many men more acutely than women, and that recent research contradicts the notion that the brain inevitably deteriorates physically with age. Friedan combines political savvy and empathetic insight in chapters on health care, retirement communities, the "right to die" movement, menopause, nursing homes (which she calls "death sentences"), the search for intimacy and meaningful work, and how women and men age differently. This marvelous, inspiring book approaches aging as an adventure, and is itself one. First serial to Time and Good Housekeeping; BOMC alternate; QPB dual main selection.
Copyright 1993 Reed Business Information, Inc.

From Library Journal
Friedan tackles the subject of aging with the same candor evident in her earlier critiques of women's roles (e.g., Feminine Mystique , 1963). She offers no quick fixes on how to grow old gracefully in a society that worships youth. Instead, she confronts the reality of aging. This proves to be less frightening and damaging than the denial and cosmetic fix-ups to prolong youth in a culture that places no value on age and provides no role for its elders. Make waves, make new roles, and reclaim old roles, admonishes Friedan. She interweaves the newest research on aging and psychology with her own personal experience of coming to terms with aging. She does not give into stereotypes but instead suggests vital alternatives that acknowledge the need to act one's age in a meaningful way. A true pioneer, she brings to this important topic her wisdom, strength, and courage gained from years of living. This program has something for listeners of all ages. Highly recommended.
- Nancy Paul, Brandon P.L., Wis.
Copyright 1994 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

Nice clean book . Shipping is included in the price .
Other Products from hobbshollow:View all products
Free Shipping Write Me if You Dare by Emily Rhoads Johnson / 2000 First Edition . HC DJ
1974 First Edition / The Whistling Whirligig by Ben Shecter Free Shipping
Williamsburg Va. Pottery Wall Hanging Candle Holder Cobalt Blue Decoration
The Robbers by Nina Bawden 1989 / HC DJ VG Free Shipping
The Deeper Song (Hardcover / DJ ) by Patricia Curtis Pfitsch
Free Shipping 1990 A Time of Darkness by Sherryl Jordon / HC DJ Nice Condition
The Keeper by Phyllis Reynolds  Naylor 1986 First Edition Free Shipping
Collapsible Funky Square Purple Hand Bag Free Shipping
Little Hand Painted Art Pottery Pitcher Made in Holland Free Shipping
Free Shipping The Highest Hit by Nancy Willard / Illus by Emily McCully / 1978 First Edition
Last Updated: 7 Aug 2009 07:05:48 PDT home  |  about  |  terms  |  contact
Powered by eCRATER - a free online store builder