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 selected 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 obtainable photo of nearing 50, the 50s, 60s, 70s, 80s, the 90s and past with equivalent elements humor and perception.
Drawing on seven many years worthy of reports, the chosen essays supply a clear-eyed composition of narratives, every 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 pink convertible, marks his initiation into mid-life. Germaine Koh, in "Thoughts on Aging," is the oldest participant in her curler derby league, confounded by way of her altering physique. Ursula ok. Le Guin’s "Dogs, Cats, and Dancers: recommendations approximately good looks” meditates on human self-consciousness—it is getting older people who locate their our bodies unbelievable. And in "Death," Donald corridor rejects euphemisms: he’s unlikely to “pass away;” he’s going to die.
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Aging: An Apprenticeship by Nan Narboe