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The Second Journey

The Road Back to Yourself

Joan Anderson


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Other Editions of This Title:
Digital Audiobook (4/28/2008)
Paperback (6/9/2009)
MP3 CD (5/6/2008)
Compact Disc (5/6/2008)
Compact Disc (5/6/2008)
Hardcover, Large Print, Large Print (6/1/2008)
Audio Cassette (5/1/2008)


From the bestselling author of A Year by the Sea, this memoir is a coming-of-age story for every woman who has asked herself: "Now what?"

The Second Journey chronicles Anderson's quest to restore equilibrium to her life after the responsibilities of being a mother, wife, grandmother, caretaker, and bestselling author distract her -- almost dangerously -- from taking care of herself. Suffused with Anderson's characteristic humor and warmth, this book is a permission slip for any woman who seeks to step out of line and create her own destiny.

As Joan shares her stories of balancing love, marriage, family, parents, and spirituality, she inspires and instructs readers to find peace and a unique purpose within their own lives. She offers reassurance that the best is yet to come, and empowers other women to come of age in the middle of life.

Praise For The Second Journey: The Road Back to Yourself


"Anderson's warm, inviting tone will appeal to women who feel, as she did, that they need time and space to reinvent themselves."—Publishers Weekly


"Encourages us all to take the breaks that we need to regain our emotional balance a fulfilling chronicle."—Philadelphia Inquirer

Hachette Books, 9781401303396, 224pp.

Publication Date: March 1, 2008

About the Author

Joan Anderson is a journalist and the bestselling author of A Year by the Sea, An Unfinished Marriage, A Walk on the Beach, and A Weekend to Change Your Life. A graduate of Yale University School of Drama, she lives with her husband on Cape Cod, Massachusetts, and conducts weekend workshops for women throughout the country. For more information, please visit