Crazy Age: Thoughts on Being Old Hardcover – 2 Sep 2010
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"There's been a spate of books about age. . .. [this]is the latest and definitely one of the best. . . . her writing is so fluid and amusing that you mostly forget that old age is supposed to be such a gloom. . . . If anyone doubts that old age can actually be interesting, this is the book for them." "Observer""
* Deeply thoughtful, wry and resilient, this fascinating and absorbing book about growing older is a life-enhancing look at what all of us - if we are lucky - can aspire toSee all Product Description
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'hospital years' as she calls them, relations with younger folk, and death, to name a few. Throughout, she acknowledges the realities of declining physical and mental health that attend the process of being old. One has to be tough to last very long on this journey of old age. But she sustains a reasonable optimism, suggesting that in some respects one can come to new insights and understandings that greatly enrich the life of old people. I recommend the book highly.
Some great insights into an intelligent, thoughtful woman's ideas and stories on ageing and dying.
A few parts I skipped - almost book reviews of books she likes on the subject that just didn't interest me.
Lots to digest, and I now am thinking about how I will be using my (hopefully decades long) retirement years.
I found this a rather depressing and difficult book, and can't say that I got much,if anything at all, out of it.
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This would be an OK buy at Â£5 but at Â£8 I'd expect a little less rambling than I've seen so far. I was going to get it for my mum but I will wait until it is priced sensibly.Published on 27 Dec. 2010 by I. Rawlings