Skip to content
Download the Discover Books app Open

  Home > Shop Categories > Biographies & Memoirs >

A Walk on the Beach: Tales of Wisdom From an Unconventional Woman
A Walk on the Beach: Tales of Wisdom From an Unconventional Woman by Joan Anderson 0767914759 9780767914758
Stock Image - Actual Cover May Vary


 

A Walk on the Beach: Tales of Wisdom From an Unconventional Woman by Joan Anderson

Shortly after arriving on Cape Cod to spend a year by herself, Joan Andersons chance encounter with a wise, playful, and astonishing woman helped her usher in the transformations and self-discoveries that led to her ongoing renewal. First glimpsed as a slender figure on a fogged-in beach, Joan Erikson was not only a friend and confidante when one was most needed, but also a guide as Anderson stretched and grew into her unfinished self. Joan Erikson was perhaps best known for her collaboration with her husband, Erik, a pioneering psychoanalyst and noted author. After Eriks death, she wrote several books extending their theory of the stages of life to reflect her understanding of aging as she neared ninety-five. But her wisdom was best taught through their friendship; as she sat with Anderson, weaving tapestries of their lives with brightly colored yarn while exploring the strength gathered from their accumulated experiences, Joan Eriksons lessons took shape on their small cardboard looms as well as in her friends revitalized life. In writing about their extraordinary friendship, Anderson reveals a need she didnt know she had: for a mentor to help navigate the transitions she faced as she grew beyond middle age. And when Joan Erikson had to face her husbands death and the growing limitations of her own body, Anderson was able to give back some of the wisdom she had gleaned. To this poignant, joyful account, Joan Anderson brings the candor and sensitivity that have made her an acclaimed speaker and writer on midlife and its possibilities.A Walk on the Beachis an experience to savor and treasure, a glimpse of the exuberant spirit that can be sustained and passed on in all our friendships.

Author: Joan Anderson

Language: English

Binding: Paperback

Pages: 240

Publisher: Crown

Publication Date: 2005-04-05

Our Price: $3.85

Quantity:34

 
ISBN: 0767914759


Condition:
New [Add $99.00]
Like-New [Add $0.60]
Very-Good [Add $0.40]
Good [Add $0.20]
Acceptable

Quantity:  
Description
 
Joan Anderson  Paperback

Share your shopping experience. Write a review here »

Browse for more products in the same category as this item:

Shop Categories > Biographies & Memoirs
Shop Categories > Biographies & Memoirs > Memoirs
Memoirs
Shop Categories > Biographies & Memoirs > Specific Groups
Specific Groups
Shop Categories > Biographies & Memoirs > Regional U.S.
Regional U.S.
Binding > Paperback

* Free Shipping applies to all orders of $9 or more shipped to the contiguous 48 United States.