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Good advice with wit.
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McKee, B. (1978). The seasons of a man's life. New York:
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best among those dealing with adult development.
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The Johns Hopkins University Press.
McLeich, J. A. B. (1976). The Ulyssean adult: Creativity in the
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Schuckman, T. (1975). Aging is not for sissies. Phil., PA:
Sheehy, G. (1976). Passages: The predictable crises of adult
life. New York: Patton. Like many books written by journalists,
professionals think the mid-life crises are overdramatized.
Sheehy, G. (1992). The silent passage. New York: Random
House. A book about menopause by a journalist who interviews
people to get case studies. Researchers, however, have found
much fewer problems and less dramatic cases than Sheehy
Trotter, R. J. (1976). East side, west side: Growing up in
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