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The middlepause

Marina Benjamin

The middlepause

on turning 50

by Marina Benjamin

  • 242 Want to read
  • 38 Currently reading

Published .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Middle-aged women,
  • Social life and customs,
  • Public opinion,
  • Psychology

  • Edition Notes

    StatementMarina Benjamin
    The Physical Object
    Pagination193 pages
    Number of Pages193
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL27230086M
    ISBN 101936787342
    ISBN 109781936787340
    OCLC/WorldCa1001921295, 954430025

    The Middlepause is a wise, lucid and beautiful plea for more candid discussion of the time-wrought transformations of the female body.” - Gail Jones, author of A Guide to Berlin Both a deeply personal reflection and an elegantly philosophical navigation of the transitions, changes, and challenges of growing older, The Middlepause is written.   The Middlepause offers a vision of contentment in middle age, without sentiment or delusion. Marina Benjamin weighs the losses and opportunities of our middle years, taking inspiration from literature, science, philosophy, and her own experience.

    Marina Benjamin. Marina Benjamin is a writer and editor. Her most recent books are The Middlepause, Rocket Dreams, shortlisted for the Eugene Emme Award, and Last Days in Babylon, longlisted for the Wingate a journalist, she’s written for most of the British broadsheets and served as arts editor at the New Statesman and deputy arts editor at the Evening Standard.   The Middlepause offers hope, and heart. Cutting through society's clamorous demands to work longer and stay young, it delivers a clear-eyed account of midlife's challenges. Cutting through society's clamorous demands to work longer and stay young, it Format: Paperback.

    Find items like The Middlepause: On Life After Youth and read 1 review with a 5/5 star rating at Bas Bleu. A clear-eyed guide to postmenopausal womanhood, this beautifully composed memoir shares Marina Benjamin's erudite and unsentimental approach to middle age. Drawing insight from philosophy, literature (with special focus on the life and writing of Colette), and science, The Middlepause 5/5(1). Marina Benjamin is a writer and editor. Her most recent books are The Middlepause, Rocket Dreams, shortlisted for the Eugene Emme Award, and Last Days in Babylon, longlisted for the Wingate Prize. As a journalist, she's written for most of the Bri More about Marina Benjamin.


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The middlepause by Marina Benjamin Download PDF EPUB FB2

The Middlepause is a wise, lucid and beautiful plea for more candid discussion of the time-wrought transformations of the female body.

Gail Jones, Author of A Guide to Berlin Both a deeply This tender and thoughtful book calls for an “invisible revolution” in our attitudes to women’s ageing/5. While a memoir about menopause is not my usual reading material, "The Middlepause" immediately captured my attention and held it throughout.

Marina Benjamin tells her story frankly and in such relatable fashion that I would recommend this book to anyone--whether you have a uterus or not/5(20). The Middlepause on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. The MiddlepauseFormat: Paperback. " The Middlepause isn't some deluding self-help book that insists middle-age is a time of great growth for us all.

It's an accurate and thoughtful assessment of the credit and debit sheet, and it remains emotionally genuine throughout This is a thoughtful, compassionate and wise book." — Shiny New Books.

From the Publisher. Brand: Catapult. The Middlepause is a restrained but wonderful guide to the convulsive changes of 50 and over. Whether it is Benjamin’s observation that it’s “the nouns that go” in post-menopausal word Author: Melissa Benn.

In the piercingly intelligent and bracingly honest memoir The Middlepause: On Life After Youth, Marina Benjamin, on the brink of fifty, resolves not to run but to take stock and wrestle with the meaning of aging : Barbara Spindel.

on turning fiftyMarina Benjamin. ‘Both a deeply personal reflection and an elegantly philosophical navigation of the transitions, changes, and challenges of growing older, The Middlepause is written with candour and cosmopolitan wisdom.

Benjamin draws on a wide variety of sources from life and literature to illuminate her own experience and amplify its impact, making this book an essential companion for. Review: The Middlepause: On Turning Fifty. to whom the book is dedicated, succumbed to lung cancer two years shy of By writing The Middlepause, she has lost her fear of moving forward.

The author of two previous memoirs, in “The Middlepause” Benjamin deftly and brilliantly examines the losses and unexpected gains she experienced in : Kate Tuttle.

Product details Hardcover: pages Publisher: Scribe UK (9 Jun. ) Language: English ISBN ISBN Product Dimensions: x x 21 cm Customer reviews: out of 5 stars 13 customer reviews Amazon Bestsellers Rank:in Books (See Top in Books /5(18).

The Middlepause is a restrained but wonderful guide to the convulsive changes of 50 and over This is a book that yields valuable insights on almost every page.” —Melissa Benn, The Guardian. The Middlepause offers a vision of contentment in middle age, without sentiment or delusion.

Marina Benjamin weighs the losses and opportunities of our middle years, taking inspiration from literature. The Middlepause offers a vision of contentment in middle age, without sentiment or delusion.

The Middlepause offers a vision of contentment in middle age, without sentiment or delusion. Marina Benjamin weighs the losses and opportunities of our middle years, taking inspiration from literature, science, philosophy, and her own experience.

On Life After Youth. Author: Marina Benjamin; Publisher: N.A ISBN: Category: Biography & Autobiography Page: View: DOWNLOAD NOW» "In The Middlepause Benjamin deftly and brilliantly examines the losses and unexpected gains she experienced in menopause. The Middlepause offers hope, and heart.

Cutting through society’s clamorous demands to work longer and stay young, it delivers a clear-eyed account of midlife’s challenges. Cutting through society’s clamorous demands to work longer and stay young, it delivers a /5(18). The Middlepause is a restrained but wonderful guide to the convulsive changes of 50 and is a book that yields valuable insights on almost every page.” Melissa Benn, The Guardian.

The Middlepause is of course, a memoir, an account of one woman’s experience, not a comprehensive review of symptoms or a self-help guide.

It is beautifully written and tinged with sadness, particularly as Benjamin experienced the loss of both her father and a close friend. Middle age makes the writer feel “ambushed and laid bare.” Journalist and memoirist Benjamin (Last Days in Babylon: The History of a Family, the Story of a Nation,etc.) did not enter menopause gradually, but suddenly after a hysterectomy at the age of The change in her body was immediate: her hair became dull, her skin sagged, her energy diminished; and these changes corresponded.

THE MIDDLEPAUSE, ON LIFE AFTER YOUTH (Catapult, ) Read an extract published in LitHub here ‘Unlearnable Lessons on my Father’s Deathbed’ One of the book’s chapters was first published in Aeon Magazine as ‘My Daughter, Myself’ Here’s what Catapult had to say on publication day.

The Middlepause is a wise, lucid and beautiful plea for more candid discussion of the time-wrought transformations of the female body.' - Gail Jones, author of A Guide to Berlin;'Both a deeply personal reflection and an elegantly philosophical navigation of the transitions, changes, and challenges of growing older, The Middlepause is written /5().

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The Middlepause is a wise, lucid and beautiful plea for more candid discussion of the time-wrought transformations of the female body.’ — Gail Jones, author of A Guide to Berlin ‘Intimate, open-hearted, clever and kind, this book is a companion which, by naming the shadow fears, find the truer gold.’.The Middlepause By Marina Benjamin.

Scribe £ Review by Anne Sebba, The Jewish Chronicle, J to whom the book is dedicated, brutally succumbed to lung cancer two years shy of But, inspired by the French writer Colette who saw each new phase of her life as a re-birth, a chance to let go of the past and embark on a new.The Middlepause is erudite, with a lengthy list of notes and ideas for further reading, but it is also personal — part memoir, part unflinching travelogue through the unsettling physical and mental challenges of the menopause Honest and uplifting.’.