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The Third Chapter

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The Third Chapter

The Third Chapter of life, marked by the years between fifty and seventy-five, presents unprecedented potential for personal growth and fulfillment. Yet society often offers a murky view of this phase, unsure how to view a population that is “neither young nor old.” Challenging the notion that people over fifty enter a period of diminishing opportunities, the renowned sociologist Dr. Sara Lawrence-Lightfoot brings a rejuvenating new perspective to these debates. Brimming with profiles of men and women who approached these years with passion, innovation, and wisdom, The Third Chapter shares the insights of courageous souls from all walks of life who redefined “work,” reinvented themselves, and tapped their emotional resources in creative new ways. The result is a revolutionary yet realistic challenge to all who are living in the Third Chapter, providing a gateway to liberation and greater meaning as each day unfolds.

The Third Chapter
by Sara Lawrence-Lightfoot

  • Publication Date: January 6, 2009
  • Hardcover: 272 pages
  • Publisher: Sarah Crichton Books
  • ISBN-10: 0374275491
  • ISBN-13: 9780374275495