The author writes well and quotes many optimistic views of aspects of old age as well as many less optimistic views.
It's interesting to note how aging male movie actors and television personalities are portrayed vs. how their female counterparts are portrayed.
There were many long quotes from various feminists and I found it difficult to segue from the quotation to the author's point of view.
I wanted this to be a wonderful book (I'm definitely aged), but again, I put it down about a third of the way through. I guess the really good book on aging isn't here yet. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Miles Prauer
Old age is regarded by many as something which happens to other people. We try and defy it by means of cosmetic surgery, dressing in the clothes we wore when young or in the latest... Read morePublished 6 months ago by Damaskcat
Diana Athill and Penelope Lively have explored the bumpy territory of female ageing from the perspective of an insider. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Bookie
Out of Time, by Lynne Segal, is a fascinating look at aging and the differences between perceptions of women and of men as they age--both their own perceptions, and the perceptions... Read morePublished 11 months ago by Mary Blowers
Many good reflections on age - but too many references to British people I do not know. It is a very intellectual book.Published 12 months ago by birgitte winkel