You Gotta Have Girlfriends
A Post-Fifty Posse Is Good for Your Health
A brief, lively, and relatable guide to improving your health through friendship
One of the best things a woman can do for her health, especially after the age of fifty, is nurture her relationships with her girlfriends. New studies show that women can change one another’s brain chemistry for the better, which means those laughter-filled get-togethers are crucial to aging well. In other words, the post-fifty version of “an apple a day” is “nurture your friendships.” In her trademark style—a vibrant and accessible mix of anecdotes, personal observations, and relevant research—Suzanne Braun Levine’s You Gotta Have Girlfriends is an inspiring and eye-opening affirmation of the power of female friendship in the second half of life.
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- Open Road Integrated Media
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Praise for Suzanne Braun Levine “Levine takes us beyond the frontier of our own expectations and into a new and hope-filled stage of life.” —Gloria Steinem “Suzanne Braun Levine made me understand why I always envied older women . . . life just gets better—more outrageous, more radical, more passionate, less fraught, wiser, deeper, and kinder.” —Eve Ensler, author of The Vagina Monologues
About the author
Suzanne Braun Levine
Suzanne Braun Levine’s recent book, How We Love Now: Women Talk About Intimacy After Fifty, continues her exploration of a new stage of life for women that began with Inventing the Rest of Our Lives and Fifty Is the New Fifty. Levine was the first editor of Ms. magazine and editor of the Columbia Journalism Review.