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The Third Chapter: Passion, Risk, and Adventure in the 25 Years After 50
 
 
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Sara Lawrence-Lightfoot.
Publisher FSG  
Format paperback
Product Dimensions 8.25 x 5.5 x 0.8 inches
ISBN 9780374532215
Pages/Publication Date 282/2010
Daedalus Item Code 31501
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Demographers have discovered a developmental phase of life that is emerging as significant and distinct, a "third chapter" of life between 50 and 75, when those who are "neither young nor old" begin to redefine their ideas of strength, maturity, power, and sexiness, embracing new challenges and searching for greater meaning in life. Documenting how wisdom, experience, and new learning inspire individual growth and cultural change, sociologist Sara Lawrence-Lightfoot overturns anachronistic views of aging by illuminating the ways in which the 25 years after age 50 may, in fact, be the most transformative and generative time in our lives.

"The author offers a wide range of models for people who feel burned out, restless or dissatisfied with their lives, describing how each of her subjects became a different person. A newspaper executive retires and devotes himself to fiction writing and playing jazz piano; a law firm partner leaves work behind and develops small urban gardens; in the aftermath of the September 11 terrorist attack, an artist organizes interfaith quilting groups; a neurobiologist moves from the laboratory to the public arena, to work with HIV/AIDS patients in East Africa. Readers feeling that something is missing from their lives, that there is something more they can contribute, will find this book a helpful guide."Publishers Weekly

 
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