By Nan Narboe
Authors Judy Blume, Andrew McCarthy, Gloria Steinem, Donald corridor, David Shields, Ursula okay. Le Guin and others draw from their very own stories, describing a particular decade’s losses and earnings to shape a posh and unflinching portrait of the years from nearing fifty to 90 and past.
In six sections, those detail-rich essays paint an available photograph of nearing 50, the 50s, 60s, 70s, 80s, the 90s and past with equivalent elements humor and perception.
Drawing on seven a long time worthy of studies, the chosen essays supply a clear-eyed composition of narratives, each one narrative as vital because the one ahead of it. In Paul Casey's "Katie Couric is not any pal of Mine," a colonoscopy, now not a purple convertible, marks his initiation into mid-life. Germaine Koh, in "Thoughts on Aging," is the oldest participant in her curler derby league, confounded by means of her altering physique. Ursula ok. Le Guin’s "Dogs, Cats, and Dancers: options approximately good looks” meditates on human self-consciousness—it is getting older people who locate their our bodies impressive. And in "Death," Donald corridor rejects euphemisms: he’s not likely to “pass away;” he’s going to die.
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