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Getting Over Getting Older: An Intimate Journey

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Getting over Getting Older As 77 million baby boomers begin turning fifty, Letty Cottin Pogrebin, a respected social critic and award-winning writer, tells the truth about that uncharted period when time speeds up and the body slows down - when you are no longer young but far from old, and you refuse to believe that you are over the hill. Pogrebin's journey out of her fort ...more
Hardcover, 336 pages
Published May 1st 1996 by Little, Brown and Company
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This is a great book for anyone in approaching, in, and even beyond their 50's. Written by one of founding editors of Ms. Magazine and a well-known feminist spokesperson, Letty Cottin Pogrebin wrote this book in mid 1990's, when she was in her mid-50's. She deals candidly with the physical, emotional and social aspects of aging, and her book is a good mix of reflection, commentary, and facts. She tells many stories -- both her own and those of friends. She writes honestly, humorously, and poigna ...more
I didn't get anything much out of this book. Perhaps because it is 15 years old, perhaps because I am well past 50. But I didn't find anything in here I had not either heard somewhere else just as well presented, or figured out for myself.

It's a good enough book if you need something to make you feel better about inevitable aging, but I doubt you will learn anything new.
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Oct 27, 2007 Nancy L. marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
I've owned this for 10 years and haven't read it yet. It's in my emergency stash. :D
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LETTY COTTIN POGREBIN, a founding editor of Ms. magazine, is a writer, lecturer, social justice activist, and the author of ten books -- nine non-fiction works, two novels. Here you can find her biography, a list of her published works, lecture topics, and a schedule of public events related to her upcoming book, SINGLE JEWISH MALE SEEKING SOUL MATE, which will be published in May 2015 by the Femi ...more
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