Be An Outrageous Older Woman

Paperback | August 23, 1997

byRuth H. Jacobs

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In a society that worships youth and relegates its seniors to second-class citizen status, many elderly women end up ignored, mourning their lost youth. It doesn't have to be that way, says Dr. Ruth Harriet Jacobs, Remarkable Aging Smart Person and self-proclaimed troublemaker. Her solution: Be An Outrageous Older Woman. A unique guide to living it up in the senior years, this feisty book addresses the many issues faced by older women in a sassy, humorous and yes, even outrageous way. Drawing from her personal experience and from years of meticulous research, Dr. Jacobs covers such areas as:

  • Sexuality: an A-to-Z list of different ways to keep the fires of passion burning

  • Reinventing yourself

  • Having fun on a tight budget

  • Fostering relationships and social groups

  • Being outrageous with your descendants

  • The benefits and bonuses of aging -- the most freedom since puberty

  • Much, much more

    Filled with practical advice and innovative ideas, Be an Outrageous Older Woman gives readers the knowledge and inspiration they need to live as first-class citizens and make their golden years shine.

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A unique guide to living it up in the senior years, this feisty book addresses the many issues faced by older women in a sassy, humorous, and yes, even outrageous way. Drawing from her personal experience and from years of meticulous research, Dr. Jacobs offers practical advice and innovative ideas.

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In a society that worships youth and relegates its seniors to second-class citizen status, many elderly women end up ignored, mourning their lost youth. It doesn't have to be that way, says Dr. Ruth Harriet Jacobs, Remarkable Aging Smart Person and self-proclaimed troublemaker. Her solution: Be An Outrageous Older Woman. A unique guide...

Ruth H. Jacobs was a professor at Boston University and chair of the Sociology department at Clark University until her retirement in 1987. She continues to teach as a Distinguished Visiting Professor at many universities, has served on the AARP’s National Task Force on Aging and Mental Health, and lectures widely to organizations for...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:320 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.73 inPublished:August 23, 1997Publisher:HarperCollins

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ISBN - 10:0060952539

ISBN - 13:9780060952532

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A unique guide to living it up in the senior years, this feisty book addresses the many issues faced by older women in a sassy, humorous, and yes, even outrageous way. Drawing from her personal experience and from years of meticulous research, Dr. Jacobs offers practical advice and innovative ideas.