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The Resource The middlepause : on turning 50, Marina Benjamin

The middlepause : on turning 50, Marina Benjamin

Label
The middlepause : on turning 50
Title
The middlepause
Title remainder
on turning 50
Statement of responsibility
Marina Benjamin
Title variation
The middlepause
Title variation remainder
on turning fifty
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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
Summary
The author weighs the losses and opportunities of women's middle years, taking inspiration from literature, science, philosophy and her own experience and ultimately offering a path toward a contented middle life
Tone
Writing style
Biography type
contains biographical information
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10535222
Cataloging source
ANL
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Benjamin, Marina
Dewey number
305.2442
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Benjamin, Marina
  • Middle-aged women
  • Middle-aged women
  • Middle-aged women
  • Menopause
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
on life after youth
Label
The middlepause : on turning 50, Marina Benjamin
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 207-226)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000055435325
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
229 pages
Isbn
9781925321340
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)921988393
Label
The middlepause : on turning 50, Marina Benjamin
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 207-226)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000055435325
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
229 pages
Isbn
9781925321340
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)921988393

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