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The subtitle's question is posed to baby boomers; the author's answers offer an array of arresting possibilities. Davidson, whose book Loose Change tracked three '60s Berkeley radicals, interviews well-known men and women as well as ordinary citizens and deals with such subjects as sex in the age of Cialis, finding work that expresses your purpose in life, finding a community to grow old with and finding a spiritual path. Davidson weaves in her own story, contrasting her decision to remain a writer with Marcia Seligson's midlife choice to give up a writing career to found a musical theater. Some of the "leaps" represent spiritual transformation, such as how Sally Kempton left the ashram where she had been a disciple of Swami Muktananda for 27 years and adopted a new life of teaching and writing. Davidson compares the late marriage of Gloria Steinem at age 66 with Jane Fonda's ability to finally live without a man after her divorce from Ted Turner. Many of Davidson's subjects are from her own social circles, so her book won't apply to everyone. But her engaging and provocative anecdotes will inspire hope and creative thinking about the future in many readers. (Feb. 20)
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Sara Davidson is the author of bestsellers Loose Change, Real Property, and Cowboy.
Actor and voice-over artist Ren�e Raudman has performed on film, television, radio, and stage. A multiple Audie Award nominee, she has garnered several AudioFile Earphones Awards, a Publishers Weekly Listen-Up Award, and numerous starred reviews. --This text refers to the MP3 CD edition.
I was looking forward to reading this book. As a hippie-wannabe, Loose Change was my favorite book, and I had hoped for some substance with Leap. Read morePublished 4 days ago by MDGK
Easy reading, entertaining, made me think about my future in retirement. Thank you.Published 3 months ago by Barbara J. Hanna
Excellent book! Full of stories about folks like you and me that'll inspire you to do something spontaneous and different with what's left of your life. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Joe Bee
If you are from her generation as I am , there was a lot to relate to. At times too much. The author obviously had the opportunity to travel in rarefied circles and meet many... Read morePublished 16 months ago by Blues
I wanted to like this book. It was just a bunch of interviews, nothing that provided any sort of guidance. A waste of time.Published 19 months ago by Judy Nedry
I'd agree with other reviewers that this was a marginal read. In short, it's a retelling, by the author, of stories from people's lives who are much more interesting than her own,... Read morePublished 19 months ago by JMC
I came to this book mostly for an engaging read, and possibly for some new perspective.
Delivered both! Read more
Another excellent book. I highly recommend it, particularly for women over the age of 30. I was advised to get it by my beloved PhD. cousin, and she was, as usual, correct.Published on April 2, 2013 by Bev Eckman-Onyskow
A friend told me to read this, but have to say I wasn't impressed. Unfortunately, I believed I had ordered a book; however, when the package arrived, it was a book on disk. Read morePublished on January 14, 2013 by A. Heimann