Growing Old: Notes on ageing with something like grace (Hardback)Elizabeth Marshall Thomas (author)
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From the revered author of the bestselling The Hidden Life of Dogs, a witty, engaging, life-affirming account of the joy, strength, and wisdom that comes with age.
Elizabeth Marshall Thomas has spent a lifetime observing the natural world, chronicling the customs of pre-contact hunter-gatherers and the secret lives of deer and dogs. In this book, the capstone of her long career, Thomas, now eighty-eight, turns her keen eye to her own life. The result is an account of growing old that is at once funny and charming, intimate and profound; both a memoir and a life-affirming map all of us may follow to embrace our later years with grace and dignity.
Growing Old explores a wide range of issues connected with ageing, from stereotypes of the elderly as burdensome to the methods of burial humans have used throughout history to how to deal with a concerned neighbour who assumes you're buying cat food to eat for dinner.
Written with the wit of Nora Ephron's I Feel Bad About My Neck and the lyrical beauty of When Breath Becomes Air, Growing Old is an expansive and deeply personal paean to the beauty and the brevity of life that offers understanding for everyone, regardless of age.
Publisher: Short Books Ltd
Number of pages: 224
Weight: 335 g
Dimensions: 216 x 138 x 26 mm
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