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The middlepause : on turning 50 / Marina Benjamin.

The middlepause : on turning 50 / Marina Benjamin.
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ISBN 9781925321340 (paperback)
Author Benjamin, Marina author.
Title The middlepause : on turning 50 / Marina Benjamin.
Publisher/Date Melbourne : Scribe, 2016.
Pagination etc. 229 pages ; 21 cm.
Summary Note In a society obsessed with living longer and looking younger, what does middle age nowadays mean? How should a fifty-something be in a world ceaselessly redefining ageing, youth, and experience? The Middlepause offers hope, and heart. Cutting through society's clamorous demands to work longer and stay young, it delivers a clear-eyed account of midlife's challenges. Spurred by her own brutal propulsion into menopause, Marina Benjamin weighs the losses, joys and opportunities of our middle years, taking inspiration from literature and philosophical example. She uncovers the secret misogynistic history of HRT, and tells us why a dose of Jung is better than a trip to the gym. Attending to ageing parents, the shock of bereavement, parenting a teenager, and her own health woes, she emerges into a new definition of herself as daughter, mother, citizen and woman. Marina Benjamin suggests there's comfort and guidance in memory, milestones and margins, and offers an inspired and expanded vision of how to be middle-aged happily and harmoniously, without sentiment or delusion, making The Middlepause a companion, and a friend.
Subject Middle-aged women -- Social life and customs
Middle-aged women -- Public opinion
Middle-aged women -- Psychology
Shelf Location 305.2442 BENJ
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