The Power of Experience
Great Writers Over 50 On The Quest For A Lifetime Of Meaning
ISBN10: 1402748876 ISBN13: 9781402748875 Contributors: Janes, Jeremy (Editor) Publisher: Sterling Pub Co Inc Published: Oct 1 2007 Pages: 232 Weight: 1.26lbs. Height: 9.50" Width: 6.25" Depth: 0.75" Language: English
What impact have I had? What legacy am I leaving for others? What truths have I learned along the way--and can I be rock-solid certain of them? Anyone at the point in life where these questions naturally occur will savor this insightful, thought-provoking collection from such world-famous writers as Billy Collins, Nadine Gordimer, Donald Hall, Elmore Leonard, Jan Morris, Alice Munro, Richard Price, Annie Proulx, Amy Tan, Anne Tyler, and John Edgar Widemanto to name just a few. More than a literary smorgasbord, it's a moveable feast for ravenous readers
Editor Jeremy James, an English teacher who later became an AARP communications officer, selected the most affecting passages from works of fiction, poetry, and memoir, confining his choices primarily to writing published in the past five years. And with an abundance of writings from African-American, Latino, Native American, and Asian-American authors, the anthology captures a true plurality of voices.
The structure of the book parallels the stages in a typical human life, moving from remembrances of earliest childhood through the hurdles and triumphs of adulthood to the rich opportunities for both reflection and introspection offered by life at 50+.