A Glorious Freedom: On Being a Woman, Growing Older, and Living an Extraordinary Life

A Glorious Freedom: On Being a Woman, Growing Older, and Living an Extraordinary Life

A Glorious Freedom On Being a Woman Growing Older and Living an Extraordinary Life The glory of growing older is the freedom to be truly ourselves with age we gain the liberty to pursue bold new endeavors and worry less about what other people think In this richly illustrated volume

  • Title: A Glorious Freedom: On Being a Woman, Growing Older, and Living an Extraordinary Life
  • Author: Lisa Congdon
  • ISBN: 9781452156200
  • Page: 221
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The glory of growing older is the freedom to be truly ourselves with age we gain the liberty to pursue bold new endeavors and worry less about what other people think In this richly illustrated volume, bestselling author and artist Lisa Congdon explores the power of women over the age of forty who are thriving and living life on their own terms Profiles, interviews,The glory of growing older is the freedom to be truly ourselves with age we gain the liberty to pursue bold new endeavors and worry less about what other people think In this richly illustrated volume, bestselling author and artist Lisa Congdon explores the power of women over the age of forty who are thriving and living life on their own terms Profiles, interviews, and essays from women including Vera Wang, Laura Ingalls Wilder, Julia Child, Cheryl Strayed, and many who ve found creative fulfillment and accomplished great things in the second half of their lives are lavishly illustrated and hand lettered in Congdon s signature style The perfect gift for women of all ages, A Glorious Freedom celebrates extraordinary lives and redefines what it means to gain wisdom and maturity.

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    Lisa Congdon dedicates this to “all the late bloomers.” She herself didn’t take up drawing until age 31, and didn’t publish her first book until she was 44. This new work is a celebration of women’s attainments after age 40: second careers, late-life changes of course, and heartening achievements. It’s a lively mixture of interviews, first-person essays, inspirational quotes, and profiles of famous figures like Vera Wang, Laura Ingalls Wilder and Grandma Moses. The layout is varied, [...]

    “There’s are no points in life when we need to give up things we love.” - Chrissy Loader, writer and filmmakerYouth is so valued in American culture that it can be easy to forget that there are benefits to aging too. A Glorious Freedom was compiled and illustrated by artist Lisa Congdon. It features interviews, essays, and profiles from extraordinary women over forty who found success during the second half of their lives. The benefit of experience has given these women the wisdom to know [...]

    Society is not kind to late bloomers, especially women, who tend to be valued for youth and beauty above deeds and accomplishments. I've never forgotten the hope I felt when I learned that Julia Child didn't even go to France until she was 37. The author, illustrator Lisa Congdon, didn't start painting until her 30s. It's never too late, and these profiles provide a welcome and much-needed celebration of that fact.

    Author, illustrator and fine artist Lisa Congdon has created a gorgeous book dedicated "to all the late bloomers." Her beautiful full-color illustrations accompany essays, profiles and interviews with women who have become bolder and happier as they age.The variety of writing forms makes the reading a pleasure. The women featured are over 40 and include artists, writers, athletes, scientists, activists, thinkers, designers and feminists.The title of the book, A Glorious Freedom, comes from Carol [...]

    I absolutely LOVED the book. It is all about women who discovered something about themselves, or who wanted to break free, or do something they had always wanted to do, and how they pursued that. There are stories of women in their 40s-90s, and even into their early 100s that just kept living and learning and growing and becoming these incredible people they wanted to be--living their dreams in ways expected and unexpected. Some of these women completely changed career tracks, or started careers [...]

    As a 70 year old dabbler in the arts this book made me alternately excited and depressed. Am I wasting my life if I don’t follow my muse with a vengeance? Or is living well(by my definition) the goal? Life is so short. I think I’d rather celebrate than strive.

    Happy to have purchased and read this book. Not a deep read, but I did have more pleasant dreams on the nights that I read it at bedtime. I also think I will find myself referring back to the essays when I need a lift.

    This is a beautiful book but a lot of the stories are quite privileged, not so inspiring to someone in challenging circumstances with finances and health or suchlike.

    I received an ARC of this book from Netgalley for free in exchange for an honest review. A Glorious Freedom is aptly named. It is Glorious, Inspiring, and Eye-Opening! Sometimes a book finds you exactly when you need it. I needed this book. I needed to read about women reaching for their dreams and exceeding them as they enter their 40s, 50s, 60s, and beyond. The women profiled in this book are diverse and each one has a story worth reading. I especially love that the profiles included women who [...]

    A gorgeous book a collection of grown women over forty still adventurous creative brave living life to its fullest.A book that should be shared woman to woman.So much to discuss enjoy strive for .In every sense a beautiful book,

    I can remember turning 25, admittedly a few years ago now, and being shocked to find that I was no longer classed as a young creative – that label is for the 18-24 bracket. But what if you’re in your 30s, 40s or 50s and still haven’t found your life’s calling or true passion? What if you’ve gone from job to job, trying to make ends meet, raising your children, with no time to explore your creativity?A Glorious Freedom by Lisa Congdon is a stunning collection of profiles, interviews and [...]

    Picked this off a library shelf with no expectations. I *loved* it. At the writing of this review I'm not quite in my mid-30s, but already feeling the joys of DGAF. It was refreshing to read this book--with my toddler climbing all over me at the time--and see what waits on the other side of middle age. I put down the book feeling impressed, inspired, and comforted. Congdon's illustrations were simple and lovely. I may have to purchase a copy for my personal library.

    I'm glad our library had this book because I might not have noticed it other wise. It's about women over 4o who are living life to the full. Some are living their dream or accomplishing things they didn't expect to. Some were familiar to me, such as Julia Child, Laura Ingalls Wilder or Grandma Moses, but others I had not heard of, All were interesting and inspiring. Maybe it's not too late for me!

    A beautiful book artistically, and also a book full of inspiring bios about women who have become successful or met amazing goals later in life (some even into their 80's and 90's). A wonderful book for anyone to read, but especially women over saye age of 40! I have lots of friends who would LOVE this book!

    This is one of those books that after reading I want to buy a copy for every woman I know. Lisa Congdon's illustrations are beautiful and I wish there were more included. The book's essays and interviews about and by women who create later (or even late) in life are inspiring and I loved this book!

    I heart this book. So many great inspirational stories that women and people of any age can learn from. I loved the illustrations and the format of interviews, stories of women who have gone before us and stories written by women themselves. I would recommend this book to anyone.

    A lovely, motivating quick read. I really enjoyed the wide range of women that Lisa Congdon selected to feature in this book. Very uplifting.

    Very inspiring and the women on these pages are amazing and doing some pretty fantastic things in the world. A must ready for anyone but especially anyone over 40!

    Good book to help women focus on the good things to come but also how to deal with whatever life throws at you.

    Thoughtful stories of older women living their lives, making new rules, and rewriting stories we tell ourselves.

    This is a beautiful and inspiring book filled with stories of women over the age of 40 and the amazing things they are accomplishing.

    Lisa Congdon offers portraits and interviews with women who embody the phrase, "It's never to late to be what you might have been."

    This is a beautiful book, both in illustration and content. It is glorious to see mature women respected for their accomplishments.This was a win.

    Light reading, but thoughtful - the right book at the right time. Have courage and do whatever it is you must do, no matter your age.

    Lovely book about women who are “late bloomers”. The message: it’s never too late to be who you are and do what you love.

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