On Women Turning 60 by Cathleen Rountree
Embracing the Age of Fulfillment

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In the third book of her popular "Decade Series," Cathleen Rountree interviews twenty inspiring, vibrant, and energetic women who discuss their thoughts and feelings about having passed their 60th birthday.
The women featured in these pages show us how they are working against stereotypes and reaching beyond common assumptions about physical, mental, and social limitations on their lives due to their age. For this group portrait of feminine potential and achievement, Ms. Rountree has gathered a diverse roster of women, including Ann Richards; Jane Goodall; Mary Travers of Peter, Paul and Mary; and Oh Shinnah Fast Wolf, a Native American and codirector of the Center for Grandfather Coyote. They are painters, politicians, writers, activists, performers, psychologists, and nuns. Their faces are those of our mothers, our sisters, our grandmothers, our friends, and ourselves. Whether these women are confronting new challenges for the first time in their lives, or reaping the rewards of an enriching life, each one's story is a unique but universal testament to the strength of the human spirit.
On Women Turning 60 is essential reading for older women and their younger sisters seeking strong female role models. This engaging book shows all of us--no matter what age--how to face each day with optimism and teaches us that growing older is a journey of empowerment and self-discovery.


Oh Shinnah Fast Wol                        Jane Goodall
Riane Eisler                                 Elayne Jones
Ursula K. Le Guin                         Marion Woodman
Matilda Cuomo                         Nellie Wong
Fay Weldon                                 Maureen Stapleton

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About Cathleen Rountree

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Cathleen Rountree is a writer, photographer, artist, and lecturer. The author of several books, including Coming into Our Fullness: On Women Turning 40, On Women Turning 50: Celebrating Midlife Discovery, and 50 Ways to Meet Your Lover, she conducts workshops throughout the United States to encourage women to discover and celebrate their creative and spiritual resources.
Published September 16, 1997 by Harmony. 268 pages
Genres: Political & Social Sciences. Non-fiction

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A delightful series of interviews with accomplished women in their 60s that celebrates both the pain and the newfound freedom of growing older.

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Rountree (On Women Turning 50) continues her interesting series by interviewing 20 articulate and inspiring women aged 60 and over.

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