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Author: Alison Leslie Gold
ISBN: 1585424668
Language: English
Pages: 288 pages
Category: Relationships
Publisher: TarcherPerigee; 1st edition (January 19, 2006)
Rating: 4.9
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FB2 size: 1650 kb | EPUB size: 1266 kb | DJVU size: 1228 kb
Sub: Self-Help

Alison Leslie Gold has published fiction including Clairvoyant, The Imagined Life of Lucia Joyce.

Alison Leslie Gold has published fiction including Clairvoyant, The Imagined Life of Lucia Joyce. Jay Parini said about it: A vividly written book that plays daringly in the no-mans-land between biography and fiction. The nonfiction book Fiet’s Vase and Other Stories of Survival, Europe 1939-1945, 25 interviews with survivors, is her farewell to that subject matter, and, Love in the Second Act, 25 true stories of those who have found love later in life, is the first book exploring less dispiriting themes.

Alison Leslie Gold is an American author. Gold has written as a journalist, authored a number of non-fiction and fiction books, and writes for radio and television

Alison Leslie Gold is an American author. Gold has written as a journalist, authored a number of non-fiction and fiction books, and writes for radio and television. She enjoys traveling and divides her time between Greece and New York City.

Gold, Alison Leslie, 1945-. Books for People with Print Disabilities. Internet Archive Books.

Love in the Second Act, True Stories of Romance, Midlife and Beyond, 2006. Clairvoyant, the Imagined Life of Lucia Joyce, 1992. The Devil's Mistress, the Story of the Woman Who Lived and Died with Hitler, 1997, also translated into Greek, Hungarian and Romanian. The Potato Eater, 2015 (novella). The Woman Who Brought Matisse Back from the Dead, 2014. Not Not a Jew, 2016 (novella).

True Stories of Romance, Midlife and Beyond

True Stories of Romance, Midlife and Beyond. Inspiring stories of individuals-aged 46 to 97-who experienced a resurgence of passion in their lives when they least expected it. F. Scott Fitzgerald believed there are no second acts in American lives. Yet at least as far as love is concerned, the statistics indicate otherwise. In Alison Leslie Gold’s new book, Love in the Second Act, the writer actor Andre Gregory explains: ‘Act Two is supposed to be the trouble act! Act Three is where it all gets resolved!’Gold has interviewed Gregory and 25 others who found love is lovelier the second time around.

Love in the Second Act, True Stories of Romance, Midlife and Beyond . The Potato Eater, 2015. Alison Leslie Gold’s relationship with and sensitivity to the Holocaust has received special recognition. She is best known for her award-winning, widely celebrated book Anne Frank Remembered, co-written with Miep Gies, who hid Anne Frank and rescued Anne’s diary. Rabbi Harold S. Kushner wrote that Anne Frank Remembered is "a beautiful book, a moving tribute to the extraordinary courage of which ordinary people are capable.

Act : True Stories of Romance, Midlife and Beyond Book Overview surprising themes that emerged from Alison Leslie Gold's conversations with lovers.

Love in the Second Act : True Stories of Romance, Midlife and Beyond. by Alison Leslie Gold. Scott Fitzgerald said there were no second acts in American lives, yet at least as far as love is concerned, statistics indicate otherwise. Gold was born and grew up in New York City. Gold has written a number of books of both non-fictional and fictional genres, and has also done journalism. She also writes for radio and television Gold enjoys traveling and divides her time in Greece and New York City.

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4 Writer Alison Leslie Gold was approaching 50 when her marriage ended in divorce. 6 Twenty-five of these stories ended up in Gold's new book: Love in the Second Act: True Stories of Romance, Midlife and Beyond

4 Writer Alison Leslie Gold was approaching 50 when her marriage ended in divorce. But a new chapter of her life began when she met the true love of her life, and married him. She has been living happily ever since. 5 To her surprise, she says, she found she wasn't alone. 6 Twenty-five of these stories ended up in Gold's new book: Love in the Second Act: True Stories of Romance, Midlife and Beyond. They are stories of people who lived their lives one way in the first half, and in the second half live their lives in a different way," she says. 7 One woman, she says was a nun and a nurse until her late 30s, when she left the nunnery to get married, although she continued to be a nurse.

Inspiring stories of individuals—aged 46 to 97—who experienced a resurgence of passion in their lives when they least expected it.F. Scott Fitzgerald believed there are no second acts in American lives. Yet at least as far as love is concerned, the statistics indicate otherwise. These days, more and more people are falling in love and embarking on deep and fulfilling romantic relationships in the later part of their lives. At a time when the specter of spending one's final years alone can seem only slightly less intimidating than Internet dating, the subjects profiled in this book tossed their hearts up in the air with the hope that love just might spring eternal.And just how different is the game at age seventy-five than it was at age twenty-five? This book forms an engaging meditation on the ways that love itself alters and matures as we grow older. Organized around the distinct and often surprising themes that emerged from Gold's conversations with lovers from all walks of life—love suddenly appearing out of the shadows following a determination to find it at whatever cost; second-act relationships that represent 180-degree turns for the parties involved; a sense of finally coming home to the one you were meant to be with in the final stages of life—Love in the Second Act will remind anyone, young or old, that the quest for love is never-ending.
Comments (2)
Tar
On the negative side - Professional author doing an excessive amount of name dropping got to be a little nauseating, and off balance on her coverage of the gay world. On the positive side she delivered a good wide range of stories with lots of color, and did stick to the topic.
dermeco
There are so many jewels in this book. I have not yet finished reading it, but already have been charmed and delighted by the imagery and magic of real stories of love in the 'second act'. It is much more than I expected, it goes beyond finding relationships to the joy of experiencing love at a new level, a deeper level.

Meet 97 year old Joe, who conjures up the image of an ancient yew tree: " ...that has grown vertically in its youth and horizontally in midlife...producing new living roots that feed on the soil, pushing down and down."

Love sometimes comes in a back door you left open...I skipped to the back of the book to read the story of the Mansfield-Greenwald family and was deeply moved by their journey to China to adopt their daughters.

This book should be read slowly to hear the beauty in it.