Numerous books have been written on the topic of old age; Adler's, however, highlights the past, present, and future lives of centenarians-the very eldest of our society. Her book, as well as her state and national efforts at increasing awareness of those 100 years of age and over, offers a blend of timely research supported with lively, true-life accounts from individual centenarians and family members. The chapters on historical recollection and present and future challenges show excellent organization coupled with expert professional knowledge and personal views of the centenarians. This is an enjoyable, economical book for older and younger readers alike who are interested in issues of longevity, quality of life, and meaning. An extensive resource agency listing even includes Willard Scott's address for centenarian recognition.-Linda Malone, Old Dominion Univ., Norfolk, Va.