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Suzanne Braun Levine

Suzanne Braun Levine

Suzanne Braun Levine writes about the opportunities, challenges, and adventures being experienced by women at midlife. Her forthcoming book “How We Love Now: Sex and the New Intimacy in Second Adulthood” continues the conversation she began with “Inventing the Rest of Our Lives: Women in Second Adulthood” and “50 Is the New 50: Ten Life Lessons for Women in Second Adulthood.” She was the first editor of Ms. Magazine and the only woman editor of the Columbia Journalism Review. With Mary Thom, she co-authored an oral history, “Bella Abzug: How One Tough Broad from the Bronx Fought Jim Crow and Joe McCarthy, Pissed Off Jimmy Carter, Battled for the Rights of Women and Workers, Rallied Against War and for the Planet, and Shook Up Politics Along the Way.”

Her blog, Women in Second Adulthood, is at www.suzannebraunlevine.com.

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Enough Mystiques to Go Around—And This One Is Masculine

Enough Mystiques to Go Around—And This One Is Masculine

August 11, 2011

The author, a nationally recognized authority on the choices women make as they age, analyses a new study that tracks an unrealistic and stressful standard of perfection for men. More »

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The Nation: Where Are the Women at Occupy Wall Street? Everywhere—And They're Not Going Away

October 26, 2011

“Why Aren’t You Smiling, Honey?”

October 22, 2009

The media and the blog world have been discussing women’s “happiness” quotient since a headlined Huffington Post item offered cumulated poll data indicating they weren’t. The author, who writes about and speaks to women now in their fifties and sixties, reports that she hears quite a different story. More »