Inventing the Rest of Our Lives: Women in Second Adulthood
Inventing the Rest of Our Lives: Women in Second Adulthood, by Suzanne Braun Levine, from Viking, ISBN 0670033111. The first generation of women to have tasted social, political, and economic empowerment, some 37 million strong, has reached a new frontier that is unexpected and unexplored. Entering their fifties and nearing their sixties, they have fulfilled all the prescribed roles—daughter, wife, mother, employee—yet with longer life expectancy and better health they do not intend to retire from the world. They want to experience more. Levine offers an evocative and eye-opening road map across this uncharted terrain.