When Did Everybody Else Get So Old?

When Did Everybody Else Get So Old? : Indignities, Compromises, and the Unexpected Grace of Midlife

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From writer and veteran columnist Jennifer Grant comes an unflinching and spirited look at the transitions of midlife. When Did Everybody Else Get So Old? plumbs the physical, spiritual, and emotional changes unique to the middle years: from the emptying nest to the sagging effects of aging. Grant acknowledges the complexities and loss inherent in midlife and tells stories of sustaining disappointment, taking hard blows to the ego, undergoing a crisis of faith, and grieving the deaths not only of illusions but of loved ones. Yet she illuminates the confidence and grace that this season of life can also bring. Magnetic, good-humored, and full of hope in the sustaining power of the Spirit, this is a must-read for anyone facing the flux and flow of middle age.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 192 pages
  • 137 x 213 x 15mm | 218g
  • English
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 1513801317
  • 9781513801315

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"A brilliant memoir about the harshness and freedom of midlife. Bonus: A writer who can work Richard Rohr, Martha Stewart, and David Sedaris into one book must be read."--Lesa Engelthaler"writer and nonprofit executive recruiter" (03/10/2017)
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