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It's not just moms who are struggling with the work-family juggle; more dads are suffering from the stress of unreachable expectations and incompatible commitments. Now, in this second phase of the women's movement, one of the founding editors of Ms. magazine says men can be allies, not enemies, if they use their power (earned or not) to protect their families.

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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.

The “triple crown” for today’s father includes success at work, intimacy with family, and time for friends. Not unlike the false promise of “having it all” that women faced in the 1970s, this goal is nearly impossible to achieve. The pain of “never getting it right” can be felt across the nation. Others have described the malaise, but until now, no one has described this revolution or pointed to the light at the end of the tunnel. 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. Since men don’t tend to use each other as sounding boards, Levine does it for them. Taking a lesson from the women’s movement, she puts her finger on what makes it so hard for men to put family first. Readers will turn to Father Courage to discover what men are experiencing.
–Byron Ricks, from Publishers Weekly

Can men have it all? Raised to be breadwinners and also nurturing parents, many contemporary fathers “disappoint those they mean to impress more than either would like.” Levine has talked to fathers who are challenging “the traditional separation of church (home) and state (paid work)” about the rewards and frustrations of trying to co-parent. Frequently letting the men speak for themselves, she draws a convincing picture of an underground movement just waiting for the right moment to coalesce and set about the unfinished business of the women’s movement: “It is all of a piece, the entry of women into the workplace and the integration of men into the family.”
--Michael Carlisle, from Library Journal