Navigating the Messy Middle : A Fiercely Honest and Wildly Encouraging Guide for  Midlife Women

Navigating the Messy Middle: A Fiercely Honest and Wildly Encouraging Guide for Midlife Women

Ann Douglas
$28.95


Roughly 68 million North American women currently grapple with the challenges of midlife, faced with a culture that tells them their “best-before date” has long passed. In Navigating the Messy Middle, Ann Douglas pushes back against this toxic narrative, providing a fierce and unapologetic book for and about midlife women.

In this deeply validating and encouraging book, Douglas interviews well over one hundred women of different backgrounds and identities, sharing their diverse conversations about the complex and intertwined issues that women must grapple with at midlife: from family responsibilities to career pivots, health concerns to building community. Readers will find a book that offers practical, evidence-based strategies for thriving at midlife, coupled with compelling first-person stories.

Offering purpose and meaning in a life stage that can otherwise feel out of control, Douglas pushes back against the message that women at midlife are no longer relevant and needed, highlighting the far-reaching economic, political and social impacts of these messages and providing a refreshing counter-narrative that maps out a path forward for women at midlife.

Both a midlife love letter and a lament, Navigating the Messy Middle both celebrates the beauty and rages at the many injustices of this life stage and provides readers with the tools to chart their own course.


 


Douglas & McIntyre
ISBN: 9781771623438
Paperback / softback
6 in x 9 in - 256 pp
Publication Date: 01/10/2022
BISAC Subject(s): HEA024000-HEALTH & FITNESS / Women's Health,SEL021000-SELF-HELP / Motivational & Inspirational,SOC028000-SOCIAL SCIENCE / Women's Studies 
 

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Roughly 68 million North American women currently grapple with the challenges of midlife, faced with a culture that tells them their “best-before date” has long passed. In Navigating the Messy Middle, Ann Douglas pushes back against this toxic narrative, providing a fierce and unapologetic book for and about midlife women.

In this deeply validating and encouraging book, Douglas interviews well over one hundred women of different backgrounds and identities, sharing their diverse conversations about the complex and intertwined issues that women must grapple with at midlife: from family responsibilities to career pivots, health concerns to building community. Readers will find a book that offers practical, evidence-based strategies for thriving at midlife, coupled with compelling first-person stories.

Offering purpose and meaning in a life stage that can otherwise feel out of control, Douglas pushes back against the message that women at midlife are no longer relevant and needed, highlighting the far-reaching economic, political and social impacts of these messages and providing a refreshing counter-narrative that maps out a path forward for women at midlife.

Both a midlife love letter and a lament, Navigating the Messy Middle both celebrates the beauty and rages at the many injustices of this life stage and provides readers with the tools to chart their own course.


 

Details


Douglas & McIntyre
ISBN: 9781771623438
Paperback / softback
6 in x 9 in - 256 pp
Publication Date: 01/10/2022
BISAC Subject(s): HEA024000-HEALTH & FITNESS / Women's Health,SEL021000-SELF-HELP / Motivational & Inspirational,SOC028000-SOCIAL SCIENCE / Women's Studies