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Title:
Old age : a beginner's guide
Author:
Kinsley, Michael E., author.
Uniform Title:
Essays. Selections
Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Tim Duggan Books, [2016]
Physical Description:
160 pages ; 19 cm
Summary:
"Vanity Fair columnist Michael Kinsley escorts his fellow Boomers through the door marked "Exit." The largest age cohort in history--the notorious baby boomers--is approaching the end and starting to plan their final moves in the game of life. Now they are asking: What was that all about? Was it about acquiring things or changing the world? Was it about keeping all your marbles? Or is the only thing that counts after you've gone the reputation you leave behind? In this series of essays, Michael Kinsley uses his own battle with Parkinson's disease to unearth answers to questions we are all at some time forced to confront. "Sometimes, " he writes, "I feel like a scout from my generation, sent out ahead to experience in my fifties what even the healthiest Boomers are going to experience in their sixties, seventies, or eighties." This deeply affectionate book is at once a fresh assessment of a generation and a frequently funny account of one man's journey toward the finish line. "The least misfortune can do to make up for itself is to be interesting, " he writes. "Parkinson's disease has fulfilled that obligation.""--

"A collection of essays on aging, Parkinson's disease, fame, and the legacy of the Baby Boomer generation"--
Language:
English
Contents:
An encounter in the pool -- In defense of denial -- It's not rocket science--but it is brain surgery -- An encounter in the sky -- Have you lost your mind? -- The vanity of human hopes (reputation) -- The least we can do -- An encounter in the stockroom.
Personal Subject:
ISBN:
9781101903766

9781101903780
Format :
Book

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