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Old Age: A Beginner's Guide [9781846045370]

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The New York Times bestseller.

'Wickedly funny, especially poignant.' - Washington Post

A surprisingly cheerful take on facing the door marked 'Exit'.

The notorious baby boomers are approaching the end and starting to plan their final moves in the game of life. 'What was that all about?' they're asking. 'Was it about acquiring things or changing the world? Was it about keeping all your marbles? Or is the only thing that counts after you're gone the reputation you leave behind?'

In a series of essays Michael Kinsley offers answers to questions we are all going to have to confront in our sixties, seventies and eighties.

Old Age: A Beginner's Guide is at once a fresh assessment of a generation and a frequently funny account of one man's journey towards the finishing line.

'Superb...a generational cri de coeur' - New York Times

'If it's possible for a book about illness and death to be delightful, this one fits the bill.' - New York Times Book Review

'Irreverent, wise and laugh-out-loud funny about living long enough for your organs to start to betray you.' - Atul Gawande, author of Being Mortal

'Kinsley brings wisdom and artfully suppressed anger, wistful humour, well-pitched prose and the bite of the thinker against the pretenses of the world.' - Wall Street Journal


AUTHOR: Michael Kinsley is a columnist at Vanity Fair, a contributor to the New Yorker, the founder of Slate and the ex (American) editor of the Economist. www.twitter.com/michaelkinsley www.michaelkinsley.com

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Michael Kinsley
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02-Mar-2017
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Pages:
160
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