First edition released by UP, May 2001.
Rights acquired by Ten Speed Press, May 2002.
Ten Speed Press to order.
A heart-warming, absorbing account of men and women who
form romantic relationships well into their senior years. These stories about
real couples challenge our dour stereotypes about aging, and show how much
beauty and happiness lie ahead. Should be mandatory reading for everyone over
Judith Wallerstein, Ph.D.
Author, The Good Marriage (1995) and The Unexpected Legacy of Divorce, Report of
a 25-Year Landmark Study (2000)
This visionary book is replete with experienced guides to
the deeply personal territory of second-chance relationships in later years.
The stories and information map the opportunities and pitfalls of such liaisons
for later-life renewal of joy and love.
Jay Thorwaldson, editor
Palo Alto (California) Weekly
ABOUT THE BOOK
How can senior citizens spend their remaining years in
Answer this question by becoming intimately acquainted with
couples who found love later in life. Explore topics of prime importance such
as health and sexuality, relations with children, styles of conflict, and monetary arrangements. If you are
currently unattached, find answers to such questions as: Am I emotionally ready for a new relationship? What sources can I use to find a partner? What characteristics do I
value in a mate? Learn important facts relating to a healthy lifestyle, and legal
and financial matters.
This book offers today’s seniors an invaluable source of
informed advice about finding and keeping love in later life.
ABOUT THE AUTHORS
Edith Kemp is a licensed clinical social worker with more
than 25 years of experience in counseling couples. Jerry Kemp holds a doctorate
in educational technology, and is the author of three textbooks. Together, they
have brought to this book not only their professional expertise and the stories
of many couples interviewed, but also their own personal experiences as a newly
formed older couple.