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  • Published: 1 May 2017
  • ISBN: 9781846045370
  • Imprint: Rider
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 160
  • RRP: $19.99

Old Age

A beginner's guide


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Vanity Fair columnist Michael Kinsley's smart, funny and profound New York Times bestseller - about illness and death - written especially for the baby boom generation.




THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

'A witty, elegant and unsentimental meditation on the business of getting old' THE TIMES

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 Old Age: a beginner’s guide, Michael Kinsley answers the questions we are all forced to confront sooner or later.

  • Pub date: 1 May 2017
  • ISBN: 9781846045370
  • Imprint: Rider
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 160
  • RRP: $19.99

About the Author

Michael Kinsley

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


Praise for Old Age

“Witty, bracing, thought-provoking”

SUNDAY TIMES CULTURE

“Superb…a generational cri de coeur”

NEW YORK TIMES

“Wickedly funny, especially poignant”

WASHINGTON POST

“If it’s possible for a book about illness and death to be delightful, this one fits the bill”

NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW

“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

“If aging is an opponent, I can't think of anyone better suited to take it on than Michael Kinsley”

MICHAEL J. FOX

“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


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