Charles Silberman The New York Times Book Review
Professor Myerhoff is that rarity, a social scientist who writes with a novelist's eye and ear....She teaches us more about "the proper way to live" than all the self-help books combined.
Anne Sklar Los Angles Times Book Review
An invigorating celebration of courage and stamina...a rich tapestry of love, sorrow, and rituals remembered and continued.
Maggie Kuhn Gray Panthers A compelling and compassionate account of elderly Jews who have much to teach us about surviving and aging with grace and wisdom.
About the Author
The chairperson of the Department of Anthropology at the University of Southern California, Dr. Myerhoff
collaborated on a film about her work while she was doing the research for Number Our Days.
It won the 1977 Academy Award for best short documentary. Her last book, Peyote Hunt,
was nominated for a National Book Award.