How We Love Now
Women Talk About Intimacy After 50
ISBN 9781101553725 | 288 pages | 29 Dec 2011 | Plume | 18 - AND UP
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Where do we find the relationships that matter in our second adulthood? Susanne Braun Levine, author of Inventing the Rest of Our Lives, anwers these questions with charming wit, experience, and intrigue in How We Love Now, with a new introduction by the author.
Today, women in their fifties, sixties, and seventies are defining a totally new love narrative. Whether they are already experiencing intimacy—and great sex!—or longing to, these women are discovering unparalleled freedom and joy. Continuing Suzanne Braun Levine’s ongoing conversation with women in Second Adulthood, How We Love Now draws on her interviews with women across the country. Some are finding new relationships—with younger men, other women, or rediscovered childhood sweethearts—while others are enriching longstanding ones. (Of course, the Internet has opened up a new world of opportunities.) Their funny, heart-wrenching, and inspiring stories prove that this pioneering generation of women is continuing to take risks—and enjoying life more than ever.
"Breezy and confident." -The Washington Post
“'Postmenopausal zest' is fueling a new revolution in the generation that redefined womanhood. Blending insight, observation, and inspiring accounts of women – she calls us each other’s Horizontal Role Models - Levine crafts a compelling look at how we’re reinventing relationships, sex, and intimacy in Second Adulthood. Love on the far side of fifty will never be the same!" -Mary Eileen Williams, founder FeistySideofFifty.com
"How We Love Now is an immense aha! of understanding: Because we've been punishing love and sex that aren't linked to having children, we've also downplayed the pleasures of love and sex after childbearing years are over. Suzanne Braun Levine breaks this barrier and reveals new and improved possibilities for freedom, intimacy, and pleasure throughout the rest of our lives." -Gloria Steinem
"Whether you're single or married, widowed or divorced, this book will remind you of how many opportunities for getting--as well as giving--love already exist in your life, and of the many mroe that await you in Second Adulthood." -Jane Addams, author of Boundary Issues
'It's still rare to read anything this thoughtful about our age group. especiialy about caregiving at our age, And caregetting. None of us is too good at that yet. How great to have Suzanne Braun Levine there guiding us as we go along." -Ellen Goodman, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist
"The metaphor I prefer is Levine's 'fertile void, a space of unremitting unknowingness. 'Fertile' is good because it emphasizes the potential for growth, and 'void' feels emptier and more neutral than 'zone or vacuum.' It is in the fertile void that tendrils of something new can begin to sprout--if you surrender to it and don't numb yourself with busyness." -Jane Fonda
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