Passion, Risk, and Adventure in the 25 Years after 50

THU, MAR 5, 2009 (1:12:57)

Sara Lawrence-Lightfoot discusses her new book, The Third Chapter: Passion, Risk, and Adventure in the 25 Years after 50. In this book she offers a strong counterpoint to the murky ambivalence that shrouds our clear view of people in their third chapters, the years between 50 and 75. In her writing, Dr. Lawrence-Lightfoot, Emily Hargroves Fisher Professor of Education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, challenges the still prevailing and anachronistic images of aging by documenting and revealing the ways in which the years between 50 and 75 may, in fact, be the most transformative and generative time in our lives; tracing the ways in which wisdom, experience, and new learning inspire individual growth and cultural transformation.

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