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Old Age Is Another Country: A Traveler's Guide
     

Old Age Is Another Country: A Traveler's Guide

by Paige Smith
 

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Smith tells us how to grow old with dignity, humor, and active participation in life during the sometimes puzzling retirement years.

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Smith tells us how to grow old with dignity, humor, and active participation in life during the sometimes puzzling retirement years.

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Smith (Rediscovering Christianity, St. Martin's, 1993) feebly attempts here to define and confine the experience of growing older. The author's thesis is not clearly specified, however. Chapters "Naming Old Age," "Guidelines," "Retirement," and "Death, Joy, and Love Are the Answers" reflect only fragmentary feelings and information, thus leaving readers without a context to support a definition of the aging process. Facts presented appear to reflect Smith's personal biases, with sweeping generalizations based soley on the author's individual experiences. In the chapter "The Old and the Medical Establishment," Smith briefly treats such a complex topic by blaming the medical profession for failing to respond to human inevitabilities. Any of the chapters could be eliminated without affecting the thread of the narrative. Smith fails to chart the course through the world of aging. Not recommended.Linda Malone, DePaul Medical Ctr., Norfolk, Va.

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ISBN-13:
9780895947765
Publisher:
Crossing Press, Inc., The
Publication date:
11/01/1995
Pages:
225
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 7.71(h) x 0.53(d)

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