Heartening book follows some really cool women into their 50s. Made me feel better about hitting the big 5-0 soon.
On Women Turning Fifty honors the new face of aging with powerful, positive images of fifty-something women who share stories of mid-life discovery. Accompanied by beautiful photographs, these candid and engaging interviews reveal women who challenges, conflicts, and triumphs are reshaping our attitudes toward work, relationships, and personal growth.
This is a really lovely book. It profiles different women - some you've heard of (Gloria Steinem, Isabel Allende) and many you probably haven't, but all are interesting. Each section includes a black & white photo, a short bio, and an interview which is presented like a monologue rather than a back-and-forth dialogue. The interviews tend to be about each woman's reflections on life history, thoughts on aging, things they've learned in their lives that they wish they'd figured out earlier. Some are a bit political. There are some really beautiful and insightful words in this book.