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When I Am an Old Woman I Shall Wear Purple
When I Am an Old Woman I Shall Wear Purple
Author: Sandra Haldeman Martz
Eleven years after its first publication, the writing and art in this powerful and provocative award-winning anthology still touches millions of readers worldwide. Acclaimed for its honesty and realism on a sensitive issue-"It sounds a message, addressing a group that needs and wants to hear it" (Los Angeles Times)-WHEN I AM AN OLD WOMAN I SHALL...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780918949165
ISBN-10: 0918949165
Pages: 181
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  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
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3.8 stars, based on 55 ratings
Publisher: Papier-Mache Press
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette
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Helpful Score: 6
I received this book as a gift during a tough time in my life, and I was nowhere near old, but the humor and reality mixed within these pages and lines were definitely uplifting, tear inducing at times, and definitely brought a smile to my lips. Every woman should own a copy of this book.
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Helpful Score: 3
Inspired from the poem WARNING! This book explores the themes of aging, dealing with aging parents, embracing the gifts & griefs of aging. It's funny, it's sad, and it could affirm or comfort people dealing with these issues as adult children "loving" their parents into the advancing years.
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Helpful Score: 2
A anthology of sixty stories, poems and quips and they are absolulety beautiful, enchanting, funny, and sad.

All by different people - some young - some old.

You'll be tempted to read all of them in one sitting, you'll also be tempted to share much of what is in here with friends and even family members.
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How do you account for an underground best-seller on the subject of aging women? The answer is easy: honesty. This is a small press runaway success about older women as we really know them. An important moving and life-affirming book...the various works speak about dignity, about respect, and about caring. About saying goodbye to old friends and hello to new ones...about not growing old gracefully, if that's what suits you. 60 writers have contributed to this book and it has become a work of art which spreads the word that there are, indeed, moments of joy and passion to be found in the rich and varied world of midlife and beyond.
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I got this book for my mom, she had requested it a while ago and she was so excited to receive it! This was a present for her after she had her first cataract removed. I brought it with to the surgery to surprise her and she was thrilled!
As soon as she could see she started reading. She absolutely loved it and wouldn't put it down until she was done. She finished it after her second surgery and I would recommend this book highly! It made my mom very very happy.
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So far, I am not impressed with this book and have discontinued reading it as it has not gripped me or given me any reason to want to read more. Honestly, I got this based on the professional reviewers "hype" and of course they are pushing the book, but it falls far short of my standard for a good book. The wearing purple is a flimsy platform used to market a less than mediocre book.
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I love this whole concept. I even checked out the redhat website. Found out I am considered a "pinkhat". Pinkhats lack panache.
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