No Stopping Us Now by Gail Collins audiobook

No Stopping Us Now: The Adventures of Older Women in American History

By Gail Collins
Read by Tanya Eby
Introduction read by Gail Collins

Little, Brown & Company, Little, Brown 9780316286541
13.45 Hours Unabridged
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A lively, fascinating, eye-opening look at women and aging in America, by the beloved New York Times columnist. "You're not getting older, you're getting better," or so promised the famous 1970's ad--for women's hair dye. Americans have always had a complicated relationship with aging: embrace it, deny it, defer it--and women have been on the front lines of the battle, willingly or not. In her lively social history of American women and aging, acclaimed New York Times columnist Gail Collins illustrates the ways in which age is an arbitrary concept that has swung back and forth over the centuries. From Plymouth Rock (when a woman was considered marriageable if "civil and under fifty years of age"), to a few generations later, when they were quietly retired to elderdom once they had passed the optimum age for reproduction, to recent decades when freedom from striving in the workplace and caretaking at home is often celebrated, to the first female nominee for president, American attitudes towards age have been a moving target. Gail Collins gives women reason to expect the best of their golden years.

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A lively, fascinating, eye-opening look at women and aging in America, by the beloved New York Times columnist.

"You're not getting older, you're getting better," or so promised the famous 1970's ad--for women's hair dye. Americans have always had a complicated relationship with aging: embrace it, deny it, defer it--and women have been on the front lines of the battle, willingly or not.

In her lively social history of American women and aging, acclaimed New York Times columnist Gail Collins illustrates the ways in which age is an arbitrary concept that has swung back and forth over the centuries. From Plymouth Rock (when a woman was considered marriageable if "civil and under fifty years of age"), to a few generations later, when they were quietly retired to elderdom once they had passed the optimum age for reproduction, to recent decades when freedom from striving in the workplace and caretaking at home is often celebrated, to the first female nominee for president, American attitudes towards age have been a moving target. Gail Collins gives women reason to expect the best of their golden years.

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Author Bio: Gail Collins

Author Bio: Gail Collins

Gail Collins was the editorial page editor for the New York Times between 2001 and 2007—the first woman to hold that position. She currently writes a column for the Time’s op-ed page twice weekly.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, CD
Category: Nonfiction/Social Science
Runtime: 13.45
Audience: Adult
Language: English