Doing Sixty and Seventy

Title

Doing Sixty and Seventy

Authors

Gloria Steinem

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Document Type

Book

Description

Gloria Steinem has been an eloquent and outspoken voice for women’s rights and equality for more than four decades. In Doing Sixty & Seventy she addresses an essential concern of people everywhere—and especially of women: the issue of aging. Whereas turning fifty, in her experience, is “leaving a much-loved and familiar country,” turning sixty means “arriving at the border of a new one.” With insight, intelligence, wit, and heartfelt honesty, she explores the landscapes of this new country and celebrates what she has called “the greatest adventure of our lives.” While appreciating everybody’s experiences as different, Steinem sees these years as charged with possibilities. Dealing with stereotypes and the “invisibility” that often accompany a woman’s senior years can be as liberating as it is frustrating. It frees women as well as men to embrace that “full, glorious, alive-in-the-moment, don’t-give-a-damn yet caring-for-everything sense of the right now.”

Publication Date

2006

Publisher

Elders Academy Press

City

San Francisco

State

CA

Award

2015 Richard C. Holbrooke Distinguished Achievement Award

Disciplines

Arts and Humanities | Creative Writing | Fiction | History | Nonfiction

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