Women Rowing North

Women Rowing North

Navigating Life's Currents and Flourishing as We Age

Large Print - 2019 | Large print edition.
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From the New York Times bestselling author of Reviving Ophelia, a guide to wisdom, authenticity, and bliss for women as they age.

Women growing older contend with ageism, misogyny, and loss. Yet as Mary Pipher shows, most older women are deeply happy and filled with gratitude for the gifts of life. Their struggles help them grow into the authentic, empathetic, and wise people they have always wanted to be.

In Women Rowing North, Pipher offers a timely examination of the cultural and developmental issues women face as they age. Drawing on her own experience as daughter, sister, mother, grandmother, caregiver, clinical psychologist, and cultural anthropologist, she explores ways women can cultivate resilient responses to the challenges they face. "If we can keep our wits about us, think clearly, and manage our emotions skillfully," Pipher writes, "we will experience a joyous time of our lives. If we have planned carefully and packed properly, if we have good maps and guides, the journey can be transcendent."

Publisher: Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, 2019.
Edition: Large print edition.
ISBN: 9781432861858
Branch Call Number: Large Print 305.262
Characteristics: 401 pages ; 23 cm
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May 03, 2019

Pipher writes through the eyes of a 60 plus person. One can more fully experience emotions, past pleasure, and pain - all leading to more appreciation, healing, and hope. She says, "This is not a "how to" book, ....but a "how to think" book. I like her final words of wisdom - Embrace everything!

debwalker Feb 05, 2019

It's finally time to drop the narrative about older women being invisible and useless. Hello, Nancy Pelosi?


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