As Leslie Stahl wrote in The New York Times, “imagine a book about ‘non-young’ women, written by Gail Collins with her signature droll sensibility...a chronicle of the herky-jerky nature of older women’s journey to progress in the United States over the years. It’s eye-opening, brimming with new information and, as you’d expect from Collins, a lot of fun.” We’ll discuss women from the colonies to the twenty-first century. We’ll highlight first ladies from Martha Washington to Hillary Clinton. In addition to the first ladies, we’ll look at other luminaries including Susan B. Anthony, Sojourner Truth, Jane Adams, Frances Willard, Mae West, Betty Friedan, Bella Abzug, and Ruth Bader Ginsburg. We’ll also learn about lesser known women like Lydia Maria Child, Mary Fields, and Sara Grimke. Collins presents the ever-evolving ways women have been treated (or mistreated) and how the definitions of “older” and aging have changed. We will read and discuss No Stopping Us Now: The Adventures of Older Women in American History by Gail Collins (Little Brown, 2019) and delve deeper into the lives of some of these women through presentations by study group members. Men, as well as women, are encouraged to join us for this adventure!