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The Resource The new old me : my late-life reinvention, Meredith Maran

The new old me : my late-life reinvention, Meredith Maran

Label
The new old me : my late-life reinvention
Title
The new old me
Title remainder
my late-life reinvention
Statement of responsibility
Meredith Maran
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Turning 60 and beginning again can be daunting, especially in the midst of serious personal events. Book critic and author (Why We Write About Ourselves) Maran reinvented herself at just this turning point, after a painful breakup with her wife, the death of a close friend, and harsh financial setbacks. Leaving home, friends, and a freelance writing career behind, she moved from San Francisco to Los Angeles to begin a nine-to-five life out of necessity. What followed were struggles with housing, money, work culture, and the eccentricities of her youth-oriented new city. Her loneliness was pervasive and intensified. Through honest and vividly drawn scenes, she shares her grief and challenges. However, she artfully balances this with humor and keen perspective, and what emerges is another side to her story, one of resilient courage as she embraces her new surroundings with an open mind, reaches out to make new friends, rekindles her creative self, and re-enters the dating scene. A unifying, inspiring, and universal theme builds throughout: despite age and circumstances, it is never too late to start anew
Summary
The author describes with humor how she rebuilt her life at age 60 after losing her best friend, her life’s savings and her happy marriage by moving to Los Angeles and taking a 9-to-5 job among beautiful, and much younger, people
Tone
Writing style
Biography type
autobiography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10556599
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Maran, Meredith
Dewey number
305.26/2
Index
no index present
LC call number
HQ1064.U5
LC item number
M367 2017
Literary form
non fiction
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Maran, Meredith
  • Older women
  • Older lesbians
  • Aging
  • Life change events
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • PSYCHOLOGY
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Personal Memoirs
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Women
  • PSYCHOLOGY / Developmental / Adulthood & Aging
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
my late-life reinvention
Label
The new old me : my late-life reinvention, Meredith Maran
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
20902151
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
288 pages
Isbn
9780399574139
Lccn
2016041979
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn953981341
  • (OCoLC)953981341
Label
The new old me : my late-life reinvention, Meredith Maran
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
20902151
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
288 pages
Isbn
9780399574139
Lccn
2016041979
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn953981341
  • (OCoLC)953981341

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