Another Country Navigating The Emotional Terrain Of Our Elders: Navigating the Emotional Terrain of Our Elders

by Mary Pipher

Berkley Trade | March 10, 2000 | Trade Paperback

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A New York Times Bestseller 

There are more older people in America today than ever before. They are our parents and grandparents, our aunts and uncles and in-laws. They are living longer, but in a culture that has come to worship youth--a culture in which families have dispersed, communities have broken down, and older people are isolated. Meanwhile, adults in two-career families are struggling to divide their time among their kids, their jobs, and their aging parents--searching for the right words to talk about loneliness, forgetfulness, or selling the house.

Another Country is a field guide to this rough terrain for a generation of baby boomers who are finding themselves unprepared to care for those who have always cared for them. Psychologist and bestselling writer Mary Pipher maps out strategies that help bridge the gaps that separate us from our elders. And with her inimitable combination of respect and realism, she offers us new ways of supporting each other--new ways of sharing our time, our energy, and our love.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 1 pages, 8.4 × 5.6 × 0.95 in

Published: March 10, 2000

Publisher: Berkley Trade

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1573227846

ISBN - 13: 9781573227841

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Another Country Navigating The Emotional Terrain Of Our Elders: Navigating the Emotional Terrain of Our Elders

by Mary Pipher

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 1 pages, 8.4 × 5.6 × 0.95 in

Published: March 10, 2000

Publisher: Berkley Trade

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1573227846

ISBN - 13: 9781573227841

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A New York Times Bestseller 

There are more older people in America today than ever before. They are our parents and grandparents, our aunts and uncles and in-laws. They are living longer, but in a culture that has come to worship youth--a culture in which families have dispersed, communities have broken down, and older people are isolated. Meanwhile, adults in two-career families are struggling to divide their time among their kids, their jobs, and their aging parents--searching for the right words to talk about loneliness, forgetfulness, or selling the house.

Another Country is a field guide to this rough terrain for a generation of baby boomers who are finding themselves unprepared to care for those who have always cared for them. Psychologist and bestselling writer Mary Pipher maps out strategies that help bridge the gaps that separate us from our elders. And with her inimitable combination of respect and realism, she offers us new ways of supporting each other--new ways of sharing our time, our energy, and our love.

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Mary Pipher''s third New York Times bestseller -- a book about us and our parents . . .

There are more older people in America today than ever before. They are our parents and grandparents, our aunts and uncles and in-laws. They are living longer, but in a culture that has come to worship youth -- a culture in which families have dispersed, communities have broken down, and older people are isolated. Meanwhile, adults in two-career families are struggling to divide their time among their kids, their jobs, and their aging parents -- searching for the right words to talk about loneliness, forgetfulness, or selling the house.

Another Country is a field guide to this rough terrain for a generation of baby boomers who are finding themselves unprepared to care for those who have always cared for them. Psychologist and bestselling writer Mary Pipher maps out strategies that help bridge the gaps that separate us from our elders. And with her inimitable combination of respect and realism, she offers us new ways of supporting each other -- new ways of sharing our time, our energy, and our love.

About the Author

Mary Pipher, Ph.D., is a psychologist and the author of nine books, including the New York Times bestsellers Reviving Ophelia, The Shelter of Each Other, and Another Country, as well as Seeking Peace and Writing to Change the World. She lives in Nebraska.

From Our Editors

According to Mary Pipher, author of the groundbreaking Reviving Ophelia, the autumn years of many people`s lives is an emotionally tumultuous time. Parents of Boomers, who so stoically survived the Great Depression, prefer to keep to themselves and suffer in quiet desperation rather than discuss their innermost thoughts and feelings. This makes it difficult for them to discuss such things as mental health, finances and eldercare. Another Country is about bringing these people out of their shells and getting them comfortable talking frankly about emotional issues. Including excerpts of sessions with Pipher`s psychology patients, this is an indispensable source of suggestions and help for a person entering what should be the best time of their lives.

 

 

Editorial Reviews

"[Pipher] observes that to grow old for many people in today''s fragmented, age-phobic, age-segregated America is to inhabit a foreign country, isolated, disconnected, and misunderstood."
-The New York Times

"Pipher explores how today's mobile, individualistic, media-drenched culture prevents so many dependent old people, and the relatives trying to do right by them, from getting what they need…Her insights will help people of several generations."
-The Washington Post

"Totally accessible…[Another Country] is a compassionate…look at the disconnect between baby boomers and their aging parents or grandparents."
-USA Today

"A field guide to old age, combining personal stories with social theory."
-The Boston Globe

"Passionate and eloquent…There's a profound depth to this wise and moving book. Go read."
-Lincoln Star-Journal 

"Rich in stories and full in details."
-St. Louis Post-Dispatch

"Older men and women, as well as their children and grandchildren, will find this well-written and a sensitive investigation of aging…Enlightening and engrossing."
-Publishers Weekly
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