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An attractive woman friend confided that when she turned 50, she felt like one of those park statues that turn green, weather-streaked, and crumbly, the kind that no one, not even the people on the benches right in front of it, notices anymore.

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Source Notes: New Passages: Mapping Your Life Across Time (part 4, "Flaming Fifties: Women"; chapter 8, "Women: Pits to Peak") (1995).

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Gail Sheehy is an American writer and lecturer, most notable for her books on life and the life cycle. Her second book, Passages, has been called "a road map of adult life". Several of her books continue the theme of passages through life's stages, including menopause and what she calls "Second Adulthood".

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