Thirty years ago, Sara Davidson wrote the phenomenal bestseller Loose Change,
the definitive book about the boomer generation’s coming-of-age. Now
this witty social observer has again turned her discerning eye to her
contemporaries, with Leap!, a no-holds-barred, illuminating, and hopeful
look at the choices and challenges we face and the roads open to us.
many years Davidson earned a living as a successful journalist and
screenwriter, but in her fifties she saw her life come apart: She could
no longer find work, she endured a break-up with her partner, and her
children left for college. For the first time ever, she had nothing to
do. She felt adrift, but she found that she was not alone.
interviews people from across the country and from all walks of life,
including such icons as Carly Simon, Tom Hayden, Tracy Kidder, Jane
Fonda, Ram Dass, and Iman, as well as teachers, writers, psychologists,
businesspeople, and spiritual leaders. The candid portraits are both
inspiring and cautionary.
True to character, boomers will
approach these years differently from previous generations, and there
will be no single path. Some will feel free for the first time to take
risks; others will embark upon a spiritual search; some will want to
give back, to make the world a better place; others will want to play or
make creativity a priority. But they will not fade quietly into the
With Leap!, Sara Davidson holds up a mirror for
readers, allowing them to see not only themselves and those around them
but their potential future. With Davidson as a guide, the possibilities
are boundless. Download and start listening now!