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Old age : a beginner's guide, Michael Kinsley

Label
Old age : a beginner's guide
Title
Old age
Title remainder
a beginner's guide
Statement of responsibility
Michael Kinsley
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Vanity Fair columnist Michael Kinsley escorts his fellow Boomers through the door marked "Exit." The largest age cohort in history--the notorious baby boomers--is approaching the end and starting to plan their final moves in the game of life. Now they are asking: What was that all about? 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've gone the reputation you leave behind? In this series of essays, Michael Kinsley uses his own battle with Parkinson's disease to unearth answers to questions we are all at some time forced to confront. "Sometimes, " he writes, "I feel like a scout from my generation, sent out ahead to experience in my fifties what even the healthiest Boomers are going to experience in their sixties, seventies, or eighties." This deeply affectionate book is at once a fresh assessment of a generation and a frequently funny account of one man's journey toward the finish line. "The least misfortune can do to make up for itself is to be interesting, " he writes. "Parkinson's disease has fulfilled that obligation.""--
  • "A collection of essays on aging, Parkinson's disease, fame, and the legacy of the Baby Boomer generation"--
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  • Provided by publisher
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Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Kinsley, Michael E
Dewey number
814/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3611.I655 2016
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Aging
  • Life change events
  • Baby boom generation
  • Life
  • Values
  • Meaning (Psychology)
  • Kinsley, Michael E
  • Authors, American
  • Parkinson's disease
Label
Old age : a beginner's guide, Michael Kinsley
Link
9781101903766.jpg
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Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
An encounter in the pool -- In defense of denial -- It's not rocket science--but it is brain surgery -- An encounter in the sky -- Have you lost your mind? -- The vanity of human hopes (reputation) -- The least we can do -- An encounter in the stockroom
Control code
1649948
Dimensions
19 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
160 pages
Isbn
9781101903780
Lccn
2015038958
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1649948
  • (Sirsi) 1649948
  • (OCoLC)930508644
Label
Old age : a beginner's guide, Michael Kinsley
Link
9781101903766.jpg
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
An encounter in the pool -- In defense of denial -- It's not rocket science--but it is brain surgery -- An encounter in the sky -- Have you lost your mind? -- The vanity of human hopes (reputation) -- The least we can do -- An encounter in the stockroom
Control code
1649948
Dimensions
19 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
160 pages
Isbn
9781101903780
Lccn
2015038958
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1649948
  • (Sirsi) 1649948
  • (OCoLC)930508644

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