Read by the author; unabridged.
Why do so many go through so much disruption in their middle years? Why then? WHy do we consider it a crisis?
The Middle Passage presents us with an opportunity to reexamine our lives and to ask: "Who am I apart from my history and the roles I have played?" It is an occasion for redefining and reorienting the personality, a necessary rite of passage between the extended adolescence of the first adulthood and our inevitable appointment with old age and mortality. --- from the publisher