Sex and the Seasoned Woman

  • by Gail Sheehy
  • Narrated by Kate Reading
  • 12 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

A seasoned woman is spicy. She has been marinated in life experience. She can be alternately sweet, tart, bubbly, or mellow. She can be maternal and playful, bossy and submissive, strong and soft. The seasoned woman knows who she is. She could be any one of us, as long as she is committed to living fully and passionately in the second half of life. In her most groundbreaking work since Passages and The Silent Passage, best-selling author Gail Sheehy reveals a hidden cultural phenomenon: increased vitality in women's sex and love lives after 50. Sex and the Seasoned Woman is the story of an intimate revolution taking place under our very noses.
Boomer generation women in midlife are open to sex, love, dating, new dreams, exploring spirituality, and revitalizing their marriages as never before. This is a new universe of passionate, liberated women, married and single, who are unwilling to settle for the stereotypical roles of middle age and are now realizing they don't have to. As life spans grow longer and as societal constraints continue to loosen, older women, once free of the exhausting demands of young children, needy husbands, and demanding careers, find themselves ready to pursue the passionate life. They embrace their "second adulthood" as a period of reawakening.

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What the Critics Say

"A hot cultural topic in an accessible, highly readable book." (Booklist)

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Never to old to learn

This is one of the best books I have read & listened to. Men need to read this it would help answer a lot of those nagging questions that they fell they can’t get the answer to. If you are married share this audio with him; he just might thank you in a way you never expected. I liked it so much I’m thinking of buying one for all my girlfriends for Mothers day. I'm the oldest or least not shy, or will take the time to investigate the latest birth control, hysterectomy procedure, or just go into a sex shop with them, etc. You’ll fall in love with the characters like in a novel, and you get great information like a self help book. I can see myself in so may of the women that share their stories. I'm looking forward to “sex and the seasoned man” so that maybe that would help me understand them as well. I'm also looking forward to growing older and glowing as much as I do today. Sex was, is and will continue to be an important part of my life and I'm glad to hear I'm not going to have to lose it as I age.
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- Brenda

Book Details

  • Release Date: 01-19-2006
  • Publisher: Books on Tape