Isabel Allende on Engaging With the World at Any Age

March 1, 2021

At the Los Angeles Times, Isabel Allende discusses her new memoir, The Soul of a Woman, and how she finds value at every stage of her life. “Instead of pretending we are forever adolescents, we will give each stage in life its own value and place in society,” Allende says, “I don’t have advice for other people but I can say what works for me and for the best old people I know: purpose. Age isolates us. We have to fight that. Be engaged in the world, your community and family. Have purpose.”

is a writer and illustrator. She is the author of two illustrated books, Last Night's Reading (Penguin Books, 2015) and Sanpaku (Archaia 2018).

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