Books by Sara Lawrence-Lightfoot

Released: June 1, 2012

"A finely researched examination that sheds a new light on the catharsis of goodbye."
The methodology and science behind exits becomes fascinating material in the hands of sociologist Lawrence-Lightfoot (Education/Harvard Univ.; The Third Chapter: Passion, Risk, and Adventure in the 25 Years After 50, 2009, etc.). Read full book review >
Released: Jan. 14, 2008

"Heady, fruitful explorations of ill-charted terrain destined for a population explosion."
Insightful vignettes of people navigating the squirrelly years between 50 and 75. Read full book review >
RESPECT by Sara Lawrence-Lightfoot
Released: April 1, 1999

"Replete with a bibliography entitled 'Some Roots of Respect' (with source materials as diverse as Shakespeare, Buber, Kant and contemporary therapists on self-esteem), Lawrence-Lightfoot's elegantly written study enlightens and invigorates. (Author tour)"
A simple, stunning study of the power of respect to forge salutary bonds between unlikely partners. Read full book review >
Released: Sept. 6, 1994

"Lawrence-Lightfoot presents successful people determined to remember where they—individually and as a people—came from, and she brings her formidable storytelling gifts to their lives. (Book- of-the-Month Club main selection; author tour)"
A refreshing and inspiring look into the lives of six successful African-Americans. Read full book review >