This award-winning anthology of poetry and prose takes a new look at being a woman - particularly an aging woman - in a society that prizes and glorifies youth. The works are by both younger writers looking forward in time and writers who have experienced the joys and challenges of growing older. This international best seller was put together by editor Sandra Martz who selected the collection's pieces from thousands of submitted manuscripts.
This vibrant, provocative collection from the publishers of the best selling, award-winning When I Am an Old Woman I Shall Wear Purple is a compelling anthology of poems and short stories through which women candidly reveal their hidden feelings about their bodies. They delve into such compelling topics as budding sexuality, childbirth, physical strength and weakness, menopause, and aging.
These poignant writings about the defining moments in many women's lives represent a variety of different cultural, ethnic, religious, and social backgrounds. Each woman reflects on the difficult choices she's had to make, and whether she'd do things differently if given the chance. The evocative, universal stories of challenges and conflicts touch on issues we can all relate to, including marriage, children, relationships, aging, and career choices.
How do we look to each other as we grow older? This uplifting collection asks men and women to answer this provocative question. The answers, in the form of evocative poetry and prose, reveal the pleasures of growing older and teach us how to remain active and proud, living out our older years to the fullest potential. You'll delight in learning how the changes that we experience in later life can provide wonderful benefits and newfound happiness.
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