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.
Witty, bracing, thought-provoking
Superb…a generational cri de coeur
Wickedly funny, especially poignant
If it’s possible for a book about illness and death to be delightful, this one fits the bill
Kinsley brings wisdom and artfully suppressed anger, wistful humour, well-pitched prose and the bite of the thinker against the pretenses of the world