A Primer on Growing Older in America

What does growing older have in store? There is much literature on the subject. In researching through some of it I ran across 60 on Up by Lillian Rubin. It’s the best basic primer I’ve found on aging in this culture, aging as it is without the happy talk hype that characterizes much of what is written.

60 on Up is a clear-eyed, grounded account on what it is to grow older in America today. Not that some of this might not change as the great Boomer cohort passes through the “golden years,” but if the status of being older, of being old, of being long in years is to change, it is good to know from where we start. If you’re 50 on up, I encourage you to check out 60 on Up.

To check it out at Amazon, click here.
The author’s website is www.lillianrubin.com.
You can listen to her interviewed by Michael Krasny on KQED’s Forum by following the link on this page.

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