"Older age doesn't mean the end of desire and excitement. gOld demonstrates, beautifully, how new adventures continue to unfold in later life, and this is certainly good news for the baby boomers." -- Dr. Ruth Westheimer"Harry Getzov has created an informative and easy-to-read collection of fascinating interviews-compiled from visits with people throughout the country. Beautifully written, gOld provides us with a broad perspective on what gives meaning and purpose to life." -- Susan Perlstein, The National Center for Creative Aging; Elders Share the Arts"Harry Getzov provides a beautiful gift to every reader: To those who, like my mother, live well into their older years and, perhaps more important, to those of us who need to be reminded that behind the face of an older person is the spirit of eternal life. May this book open many minds and illuminate many hearts." -- Marianne Williamson
"It simply felt good to be around him." So writes Harry Getzov in gOld
about the beautiful gardener who had a powerful influence on him as a child. We can say the same thing about all the wonderful individuals who appear in gOld
: It feels good to be around them." -- Jennifer Read Hawthorne, coauthor, Chicken Soup for the Woman's Soul
is a true gem that lends such a sweet and tender voice to a generation that has gone unheard for far too long. I laughed - I cried - I rejoiced - as I am sure you will!" -- Grammy winning music icon, Patti Austin
About the Author
Prior to developing Eldercation, (and writing "gOld"), Harry J. Getzov worked as an attorney in the music and entertainment business, first as Vice President of Business Affairs at Atlantic/Select Records and then as a solo practitioner, counseling artists in the music, theater, literary, television and motion-picture industries. He also served as personal manager for several well-known entertainers, including The Jerky Boys, who, under his guidance, achieved international success in music and in comedy, selling millions of albums and videos, as well as starring in their own major motion picture. The Jerky Boys were twice nominated for Grammy Awards as Best Spoken Word recording artists.
In addition to a degree of Juris Doctor from Emory University School of Law in Atlanta, Georgia, Getzov obtained a bachelor's degree from Boston University's College of Liberal Arts and studied at the Brookdale Center on Aging of Hunter College in New York City. He has been admitted to the practice of law in the State of New York and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. His articles have appeared in the Huffington Post, New York Daily News, Newsday, The Dallas Morning News, The Kansas City Star, the Press Journal and amNew York, and he has been a guest on radio in the communities he has visited throughout the country. Getzov speaks frequently to students as well as to public and private audiences about Eldercation and intergenerational communication.