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Susan Jacoby has written of the "new" old-age in her book, "Never Say Die: The Myth and Marketing of the New Old Age".
After reading it, I'm going to look more closely into whatever sensible steps I can take to hold onto modest financial solvency, mobility and reasonably good health.
Social Security and Medicare are failed in their effort to remediate this, and should not even be accessed by the wealthy few.
Finally ---someone who gives guidance with a reality check included when discussing old age ---and admits it is not all roses ---- Too many writers and the media give the idea that... Read morePublished 7 months ago by victoria thonvold
This book will change your attitude about dying. If you are over 50 it could be the most important book you read this year. One look at ARP magazine proves Jacoby's case. Read morePublished 9 months ago by larry g thompson
Covering aging from every angle, and from depressing to very depressing, still I'm left feeling a little better. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Lisa
Every time I hear someone say, "Age is just a number" I get angry enough to gargle drano. This book dispels the myriad and obnoxious clichés about age, such as 50 is... Read morePublished 11 months ago by Hal B
I am 66 years old and I found that this was a very hard read but a good read. More people should take the time to read it. She is not always right but very oftenPublished 17 months ago by Gary Cottongim
There are contradictions in this book. For example, Jacoby narrates a story about a woman in Manhattan that is so desperate for anyone to talk to her that she'll talk to anyone on... Read morePublished 18 months ago by B
We are all going to get old and we are all going to die. These truths are rejected by many of us who prefer the myth of forever young. Read morePublished 18 months ago by Joanne Long