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“When I told my friends I was writing a book on older women like us, they immediately protested, “I am not old.” What they meant was that they didn’t act or feel like the cultural stereotypes of women their age. Old meant bossy, useless, unhappy and in the way. Our country’s ideas about old women are so toxic that almost no one, no matter her age, will admit she is old.” Mary Pipher, a clinical psychologist and the celebrated author of Reviving Ophelia delves into the meaningful riches available to women as they age, counter to what mainstream cultural narrative suggests.