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Never Too Late: A 90-Year-Old's Pursuit of a Whirlwind Life

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Never Too Late is career correspondent and author Roy Rowan’s rousing testament to the fact that if you are still in reasonably good health and have a career or set of interests to pursue, your swan-song years can be among your most productive. He shares his views of the pleasures and potentials of old age based on a long life of adventure—from his decades covering wars an ...more
Paperback, 240 pages
Published September 9th 2012 by Lyons Press (first published April 1st 2011)
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Jennifer
Dec 16, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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What a thought-provoking read for any Baby Boomer - or anyone interesting in understanding the aging process. Roy Rowan is a 90 year American writer who shares his reflections from years of covering stories for Life Magazine. He has walked with world leaders and covered 'hot spots' and war zones - places that those of us reading about his work today would never dream of visiting. From China's Communist take-over to the fall of Saigon and from the JFK assassination to his friendships with America ...more
Iva
Jun 03, 2011 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Rowan starts out with a few essays on how to grow old gracefully (as he considers that he has done). He crisply tells readers many of the same things suggested everywhere: develop a hobby, try new things, be positive. But then he shifts to discuss his own life and the book becomes something else. He covers his life as a writer and publisher and he is a solid and interesting writer.
Katie Mac
Sep 06, 2014 rated it liked it
Lots of valuable lessons that are applicable as a post grad. Dare to push your limits and become a master in your field.
Jim Ainsworth
Feb 02, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Roy Rowan led an active and intriguing life. I should say he “is leading” such a life—not past tense. His days as a war correspondent traveling all over the world may be over (or not), but his active lifestyle and writing are not finished. He intends to keep on doing it all till the end. I was hoping for more psychological, maybe spiritual nuggets of wisdom from the book, but Rowan does a lot of showing vs. telling. We can learn much from his simple act of purchasing a new car at ninety. He live ...more
Doreen
Feb 05, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Still trying to catch up on Goodreads, so.......... Put on your big girl/big boy pants and read this book! Enjoy your life and quit your crying. If you can't run, jog. Can't jog? Walk. Walking tires you? Walk more slowly and less distance. In other words, if this 90 yr. old man can find fun, excitement, curiosity, exuberance, in his waning years, So Can You! Read the book! ...more
Deb
Jun 26, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Interesting memoir though rather tedious at times with so many personal historical references
Janet
Jul 06, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
How old would you be if you didn't know how old you are?

-Satchel Paige
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