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  • Published: 1 August 2011
  • ISBN: 9781446457252
  • Imprint: Cornerstone Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 224

Reinvented Lives

Women at Sixty: A Celebration



In photographs and word portraits, a selection of very different women reveal the pleasures and excitements of life in their sixties.

Twenty-eight women, ranging from Anita Rodick and Prue Leith to less well-known names, write their own personal stories which are accompanied by Elizabeth Handy's black and white photographs and an introductory essay by Charles Handy.This generation of women is entering the sixties more healthy, more educated and more energetic than most of their mothers. The subjects in this book provide the models for what has become, for the first time, a new age for many women. Released from most of the cares and responsibilities that accompany midlife for women, they are free to reinvent themselves, to give more time to their career or calling, or to luxuriate in the serenity and friendships that few had time for in the past. Some enter new relationships, some start new careers or go back to study, some find that their work is only now reaching its peak. Many have survived traumas and tragedies, but 'the past is just the prologue' as one of them explains.

  • Published: 1 August 2011
  • ISBN: 9781446457252
  • Imprint: Cornerstone Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 224

About the authors

Charles Handy

Charles Handy is an independent writer, broadcaster and teacher. He has been an oil executive, an economist, a professor at the London Business School, the Warden of St. George's House in Windsor Castle and the chairman of the Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufacture and Commerce. He was born in Co. Kildare in Ireland, the son of an archdeacon, and educated in Ireland, England (Oxford University) and the USA (Massachusetts Institute of Technology). His many books include The Empty Raincoat, Understanding Organizations, Gods of Management, The Future of Work and Waiting for the Mountain to Move.

Elizabeth Handy

Elizabeth Handy is a successful portrait photographer. She and her husband Charles live in London and Norfolk.

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