What Will We Do with the Rest of Our Lives?
On Sale: February 20, 2007
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Thirty years ago, Sara Davidson wrote the phenomenal
bestseller Loose Change,
the definitive book about the boomer generation’s
this witty social observer has again turned her discerning
eye to her
contemporaries, with Leap!, a no-holds-barred, illuminating, and
hopeful look at the choices and challenges we face and the
For many years Davidson earned a living as a
journalist and screenwriter, but in her fifties she saw her
apart: She could no longer find work, she endured a break-up
partner, and her children left for college. For the first
she had nothing to do. She felt adrift, but she found that
she was not
In Leap!, Davidson sets out on a
quest to learn how to do the coming years well. Drawing on
experience and that of others, she explores such questions
• How does a high-powered person learn to walk
down the ladder gracefully?
• How can women continue to
be sensual and not touch-deprived?
• How do we arrange to
grow old with our friends?
• What will be the fire at
the center of our lives?
• Why are we still
interviews people from across the country and from all walks
including such icons as Carly Simon, Tom Hayden, Tracy
Fonda, Ram Dass, and Iman, as well as teachers, writers,
businesspeople, and spiritual leaders. The candid portraits
inspiring and cautionary.
True to character, boomers will
approach these years differently from previous generations,
will be no single path. Some will feel free for the first
time to take
risks; others will embark upon a spiritual search; some will
give back, to make the world a better place; others will
want to play
or make creativity a priority. But they will not fade
quietly into the
With Leap!, Sara Davidson holds up a
readers, allowing them to see not only themselves and those
but their potential future. With Davidson as a guide, the
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