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A brief, lively, and relatable guide to improving your health through friendship

One of the best things a woman can do for her health, especially after the age of fifty, is nurture her relationships with her girlfriends. New studies show that women can change one another’s brain chemistry for the better, which means those laughter-filled get-togethers are crucial to aging well. In other words, the post-fifty version of "an apple a day" is "nurture your friendships."

In her trademark style—a vibrant and accessible mix of anecdotes, personal observations, and relevant research—Suzanne Braun Levine’s You Gotta Have Girlfriends is an inspiring and eye-opening affirmation of the power of female friendship in the second half of life.

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The groundbreaking, funny, poignant and sometimes shocking “next chapter” in Suzanne Braun Levine’s ongoing conversation with women in Second Adulthood, How We Love Now celebrates the stage of life she defined in two popular books: Inventing the Rest of Our Lives and Fifty is the New Fifty through the all-important lens of LOVE.

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In this inspiring new book, Suzanne Braun Levine follows her groundbreaking Inventing the Rest of Our Lives with a collection of fresh insights, research, and practical advice on the challenges and unexpected reward for women in the fifties and beyond.

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For more than fifty years, Bella Abzug championed the powerless and disenfranchised, as an activist, congresswoman, and leader in every major social initiative of her time - this oral biography will be the first comprehensive account of a woman who was one of our most influential leaders.

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The book helps readers find the answers to the three big questions each woman is wrestling with: What matters? What works? What's next? If Dr. Spock defined this generation as they were growing up, Suzanne Levine is doing the same for women as they get a second chance at adulthood.

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Journalist and feminist Suzanne Braun Levine, a founding editor of Ms. magazine, has interviewed scores of men and learned about the difficulties fathers face in parenting. This is a brilliant and bracing new look at what is right-and wrong-in American family life.