SOCIAL SCIENCES

Winter's Graces: The Surprising Gifts of Later Life

She Writes. Oct. 2018. 314p. bibliog. ISBN 9781631523793. pap. $16.95; ebk. ISBN 9781631523809. AGING/HEALTH
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In rebuttal to all the negative press about the adversities of aging, psychotherapist Stewart focuses on the many encouraging trends among older people, such as increased self-acceptance and tolerance toward others and the ability to ride life's ups and downs with equanimity and humor. Intended as a celebration of late-life adulthood and of older women, this work zeroes in on the gifts, or graces, that can accompany this period. The author points to audacious authenticity, necessary fierceness, and self-transcending generosity, describing all in detail and how readers can refine and develop these traits.
VERDICT A joyous, optimistic addition to works about aging.
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