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The Resource Harley and me : embracing risk on the road to a more authentic life, Bernadette Murphy

Harley and me : embracing risk on the road to a more authentic life, Bernadette Murphy

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Harley and me : embracing risk on the road to a more authentic life
Title
Harley and me
Title remainder
embracing risk on the road to a more authentic life
Statement of responsibility
Bernadette Murphy
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"What happens when women in midlife step out of what's predictable? For Bernadette Murphy, learning to ride a motorcycle at forty-eight becomes the catalyst that transforms her from a settled wife and professor with three teenage children into a woman on her own. The confidence she gained from mastering a new skill and conquering her fears gave her the courage to face deeper issues in her own life and start taking risks. It is a fact that men and women alike become more risk averse in our later years--which according to psychologists and neuroscience is exactly what we should not do. And Murphy stresses that while hers is a story of transformation using a physical risk, emotional and educational risks can serve the same beneficial purpose for other women. Murphy uses her own story to explore the larger idea of how risk changes our brain chemistry, how certain personality types embrace dangerous behavior and why it energizes them, and why women's expectations change once estrogen levels drop after the childbearing years. She also explores the idea of women and risk in pop culture--why there are so few stories of the conquering heroine (instead of hero). Surely Thelma and Louise driving off the cliff should not be our only pop culture reference for women finding true freedom. With scientific research and journalistic interviews weaving through a page-turning, road trip narrative, Harley and Me is a compelling look at how one woman changed her life and found deeper meaning out on the open road"--
Summary
The author discusses how learning to ride a motorcycle at forty-eight-years-old transformed her from settled wife, mother, and professor to someone brave enought to start taking risks
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Provided by publisher
Biography type
autobiography
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10516370
Cataloging source
DLC
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1963-
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Murphy, Bernadette M.
Dewey number
305.244/2
Index
no index present
LC call number
CT275.M778
LC item number
A3 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Murphy, Bernadette M.
  • Middle-aged women
  • Women motorcyclists
  • Middle-aged women
  • Motorcycling
  • Middle-aged women
  • Risk-taking (Psychology)
  • Self-actualization (Psychology)
  • Authenticity (Philosophy)
  • United States
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Personal Memoirs
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
embracing risk on the road to a more authentic life
Label
Harley and me : embracing risk on the road to a more authentic life, Bernadette Murphy
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue -- Section I: Look -- Staring into the Eyes of the Beast -- Izzy, My Love -- Death is Certain, the Hour is Not -- The Bitch is Back -- If You're Happy and You Know It -- Male Approval and Sexual Power -- Totally Hosed -- Section II: Lean -- Leaving Home -- Matchy Matchy -- Right on Time -- Onto the Promised Land -- The Uglies -- Benediction -- Coming Home -- Section III: Roll -- Cardiology -- The Human Race -- Yes -- Evolve or Die -- Eight Days in Paradise -- Failing (and Falling) Better -- Epilogue
Control code
20654055
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
269 pages
Isbn
9781619025974
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2015046428
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Label
Harley and me : embracing risk on the road to a more authentic life, Bernadette Murphy
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue -- Section I: Look -- Staring into the Eyes of the Beast -- Izzy, My Love -- Death is Certain, the Hour is Not -- The Bitch is Back -- If You're Happy and You Know It -- Male Approval and Sexual Power -- Totally Hosed -- Section II: Lean -- Leaving Home -- Matchy Matchy -- Right on Time -- Onto the Promised Land -- The Uglies -- Benediction -- Coming Home -- Section III: Roll -- Cardiology -- The Human Race -- Yes -- Evolve or Die -- Eight Days in Paradise -- Failing (and Falling) Better -- Epilogue
Control code
20654055
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
269 pages
Isbn
9781619025974
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2015046428
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n

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