INVISIBLE WOMAN: Taking On the Vintage Years

INVISIBLE WOMAN: Taking On the Vintage Years

HELEN WALMSLEY-JOHNSON    Book Number: 81129    Product format: Paperback

There are two sides to the business of ageing - the psychological side and the physical side - and they craftily embrace during the fraught process of getting proper clothes on in the morning and preparing to face the world. There is nothing middle-of-the-road about middle age from coping with bodies that are 'heading south' and crinkly inner elbows to rampant ageism in the workplace. Helen Walmsley-Johnson has experienced it all following a crisis point when she was made redundant from her job at NHS Leicester. Following a successful unfair dismissal tribunal, she faced a little less ageism when she moved to London, but found herself in her 40s flat-sharing with five others in Stratford. An excellent PA, she found herself a great job at The Guardian and sailed through into her 50s until more stark realities at the age of 57. Her father died and she felt washed up. Very frank about nasty sexual encounters, young, mocking men jeering at her in Greenwich, cancer and death, friendship and how through writing she has pinpointed her own weaknesses and strengths, she embraces a kind of feminism that supports older women through their varied commitments and their own needs. Helen tells with humour how we can reinvent middle age for the next generation of women. 232pp in paperback.
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