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Reinvented Lives Charles Handy

Reinvented Lives: By Charles Handy

Reinvented Lives by Charles Handy

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The subjects in this text provide the models for what has become a new age for many women. Ranging from Anita Roddick and Prue Leith, 28 women write their own personal stories which are accompanied by Elizabeth Handy's photographs.

Reinvented Lives Summary

Reinvented Lives: Women at Sixty: A Celebration by Charles Handy

Twenty-eight women, ranging from Anita Roddick and Prue Leith to less well-known names, write their own personal stories which are accompanied by Elizabeth Handy's black and white photographs and an introductory essay by Charles Handy. This generation of women is entering the sixties more healthy, more educated and more energetic than most of their mothers. The subjects in this book provide the models for what has become, for the first time, a new age for many women. Released from most of the cares and responsibilities that accompany midlife for women, they are free to reinvent themselves, to give more time to their career or calling, or to luxuriate in the serenity and friendships that few had time for in the past. Some enter new relationships, some start new careers or go back to study, some find that their work is only now reaching its peak. Many have survived traumas and tragedies, but 'the past is just the prologue' as one of them explains.

Reinvented Lives Reviews

The fascinating message here is that life begins all over again at 60 for women these days. Twenty-eight women, unknown or, like Anita Roddick, well-known, present snapshot personal chapters relating how they are at the peak of their lives rather than feeling old and worn out as in previous generations. Instead of considering themselves retired, they are amazingly busy doing challenging things, and some have found fresh romance. As participant Brenda Weir says, no one reaches 60 without experiencing bereavement, betrayal, disappointment and disillusionment but despite - or because of - recent grave illness she is determined to enjoy her bonus years. Each life story is different but the optimism, vigour and appetite for variety amount to a truly extraordinary symphony. A perfect advertisement for being 60 plus.

About Charles Handy

Elizabeth Handy is a successful portrait photographer. Her husband, Charles, is best known for books like The Empty Raincoat, which has sold over a million around the world. This is their second major collaboration, after The New Alchemists.

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Reinvented Lives: Women at Sixty: A Celebration by Charles Handy
Used - Very Good
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us

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