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Title:
On women turning 70 : honoring the voices of wisdom
Author:
Rountree, Cathleen.
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Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
San Francisco : Jossey-Bass Publishers, [1999]

©1999
Physical Description:
xiii, 241 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Language:
English
Contents:
Liz Smith -- Doris Lessing -- Elizabeth (Betita) Martinez -- Inge Morath -- Anna Halprin -- Ruth Asawa -- Madeleine L'Engle -- Elinor Gadon -- Enola Maxwell -- Marge Frantz -- June Singer -- Mitsuye Yamada -- Betty Friedan -- Lee Robins -- Betye Saar -- Leah Friedman.
ISBN:
9780787945121
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

This is a wonderful collection of personal and revealing interviews with women in their seventies, who share their thoughts, accomplishments, current interests, and the great secret that aging is a powerful, transformative process to be honoured and celebrated. Some of these women are famous (Betty Friedan, Doris Lessing, and Liz Smith), others are less widely known, but all are highly accomplished in their fields. All of these women share a passionate interest in exploring the world and contributing to it with dedication, self-respect, and excitement. On Women Turning 70 makes an ideal gift for mothers, grandmothers, sisters, and friends. This is a beautiful and inspiring book that celebrates women and aging through the words and photos of remarkable women.


Author Notes

Cathleen Rountree teaches courses in writing and women's studies at the University of California, Santa Cruz. She lives in Aptos, California.


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Library Journal Review

In the past, Rountree has detailed women turning 40, 50, and 60 (LJ 9/1/97); here is the latest in her series. This book's format is the same as the others: appealing photographs, a short profile, and lively interviews with 16 women who are famous (Liz Smith, Doris Lessing, Madeleine L'Engle, Betty Friedan) or merely eminent (Anna Halprin, Enola Maxwell, Lee Robins). The standard format belies Rountree's ability to get beneath the surface and quote her subjects' inspiring words on work, society, love, and aging. Although mostly white and middleclass, these women provide a varied menu of "postmenopausal zest" by living committed and useful lives. More than a coffee-table or a gift book, this is a book for inspiration and probably one Rountree often uses in her workshops and teaching.ÄJanice Dunham, John Jay Coll., CUNY (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


Table of Contents

Liz Smith
Doris Lessing
Elizabeth (Betita) Martinez
Inge Morath
Anna Halprin
Ruth Asawa
Madeline L2 Engle
Elinor Gadon
Enola Maxwell
Marge Frantz
June Singer
Mitsuye Yamada
Betty Friedan
Lee Robins
Betye Saar
Leah Friedman