Age Ain’t Nothing But a Number: Black Women Explore Midlife
by Carleen Brice
Publication Date: May 16, 2003
Page Count: 256
Imprint: Beacon Press
Publisher: Beacon Press
Parent Company: Unitarian Universalist Association
Finally, a collection that celebrates, considers, contemplates, even criticizes' midlife' from a black woman's point of view. Age Ain't Nothing but a Number ranges over every aspect of black women's lives: personal growth, family and friendship, love and sexuality, health, beauty, illness, spirituality, creativity, financial independence, work, and scores of other topics.
Midlife today isn't your grandmother's' change of life.' Today, black women call hot flashes 'power surges,' and menopause, the 'pause that refreshes.' These days, middle-aged women may be newlyweds or new mothers, as well as grandmothers or widows. They may experience the empty-nest syndrome and then the 'return-to-the-nest syndrome' as adult children move back home. They may navigate the field of Internet dating, travel the world, teach homeless women, take up pottery, or study international business.