In Eavesdropping: As Real Women Talk About the Gifts and Challenges of Aging, Dr. Kendra Brown and her assembled a group of wise women, dubbed The Pages explore: How women in their 60’s, 70’s, 80’s and beyond, can embrace aging with an open heart, an open mind, and a renewed zest for living.


  • How It All Began.  The Pages meet and the Eavesdropper listens
  • When Did I Stop Dancing?  Making choices
  • But It Was Only a Lamp!  Navigating a sea of relationships
  • You Never Know Where Sex Will Take You.  Late-life coupling
  • The World Turned Upside Down.  Losses, lessons and liberation
  • Creating A Village.  Who will be here with me?
  • When You Have All the Time in the World, What Do You Have Time for?  Remaining relevant and solvent
  • It’s Not All Snow and Mistletoe: Holidays and Families-or Not.  Relating to grown children and grandchildren
  • Am I Moving In- or Out? Is He? Or Are They?  New living situations
  • We Leave Behind a Piece of Ourselves.  Tangible and intangible legacies
  • Epilogue  The Eavesdropper reminisces and the real Pages speak up


In the Appendix, the Pages share useful resources:

Appendix A:   How to Start Your Own Group

Appendix B:   Personal Records and Documents

Appendix C:   Writing an Ethical Will

Appendix D:   Susan’s Favorite Gems from the Pages’ Talks

Appendix D:   Suggested Reading