Forward From Here
Reeve Lindbergh's collection of essays offers her personal look at leaving middle age and the many other unexpected adventures she's found along the way
When I read Forward From Here: Leaving Middle Age – and Other Unexpected Adventures (Simon & Schuster, hardcover, $24) I felt like I was spending an afternoon with a very special friend. The humor, candor and tenderness Reeve Lindbergh shares with the reader is touching and leaves you wishing you could spend more time with this renowed memorist.
Lindbergh reflects on what it means be 60 – the age her mother wisely called "the youth of old age" – and how that chronological milestone has shaped her life and perceptions as a wife, mother, sister, daughter, friend, writer and woman. Lindbergh who is famous as achildren’s book author is the youngest child of Charles and Anne Morrow Lindbergh. She navigates the unavoidable signposts and obstacles of growing older in this forthright collection of engagingly linked essays.
"Conversations with friends who are about my age are different now from the discussions we used to have 30 or 40 years ago," Lindbergh writes. "In our 20s and 30s we talked about natural childbirth and breast-feeding, toilet training and preschools, teachers and extracurricular activities (the ski program; the ballet class; who is driving this week’s car pool).
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