Myers writes especially well, furnishes a scholarly bibliography on her subject, and illustrates her intervention strategies with plausible case studies. Crose examines three of the most meaningful subjects for older women—body image, sexuality, and intimacy. In a lucid and deft manner, she covers their developmental pathways to focus attention on these subjects in late life. She expertly weaves together theory and relevant sociological data with her therapeutic interventions in the treatment of older women who are conflicted in these areas. Huyck and Gutmann examine developmental issues in psychotherapy with older men and dwell mainly on the evolution of male eros or eroticism. They delineate four major divisions in the male life cycle: "the child of the mother," "the father’s son," "the father of sons and daughters," and, finally, full circle as "mother’s son." The chapter is interesting and unique in that the focus is on the perspectives of wives in helping their husbands in middle and later life. The authors maintain that during this period "older men shift their erotic gears toward sexual appetites which rely less on hormonal surges, and more on the receptive pleasures of the mouth, the skin, the eyes, and secure, nurturing relationships." Toward the end, they say, the man "relapses back to the psychological status that predominated at the beginning of life."