Author: Ian Brown
Title: Sixty A Diary of My Sixty-First Year
Print Length: 320
Language: English, Francais, Italiano, Espanol, Deutsch
Format: PDF, ePub, mobi, azw, kf8, txt, ibook, Kindle
From a multiple-award-winning author and journalist, a dispatchat once funny, serious, informative, wistful, and hopefulfrom the line between middle-aged and soon-to-be elderly This is the thing, you see: I am on my way to being an old man. But at sixty, I am still the youngest of old men. The day he turned 60, Ian Brown started a diary. He had begun to notice memory lapses, creaking knees, social invisibilityand yet he was troubled that many people think of 60 as old, because he rarely felt any older than he had at 40. Finding little in the literature of aging to explain exactly what was going on, he set out to notice the details of time passing, slow them down, and understand themall without panicking. Written with his trademark gutsy candor, and full of self-deprecating wit (Globe and Mail), Sixty chronicles Browns discovering how the age of 60 is a state of body and of mind. An unforgettable account of one person trying, and sometimes succeeding, to face the inevitable, it perfectly captures the obsessions of a generation realizing that they are no longer young.