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This Is Getting Old by Susan Moon
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Jun 08, 2010 | ISBN 9781590307762

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“Moon is like a Buddhist Anne Lamott—confronting her life bravely and unapologetically. Reading as a man in his mid-sixties, [I] welcomed her honest ambivalence about aging. Her style is conversational yet often beautifully vivid and clear.”
New York Journal of Books

“A funny, honest, and deeply personal book.  This collection of confessional essays makes for absorbing reading.”

“Refreshingly honest and enlightening. In this sterling collection of essays, Susan Moon looks at the rewards, blessings, drawbacks, and challenges of aging.  We are so grateful that Moon has written this insightful book in which she passes on what all this has meant to her.”
Spirituality & Practice

“Gentle essays . . . long on dignity.  Moon uses detail vividly in her determination to make peace with the many failures of brain and body (from forgetting her Social Security number to wondering if she’ll ever have sex again). Her best writing occurs when memory, emotion, and spirit coalesce as she recovers parts of herself left behind in childhood or comes to terms with solitude.”
Publishers Weekly

“Aging is the biggest issue facing me and everyone I know. This book is poignant, funny, and spot-on, and I am tremendously grateful to Susan Moon for writing it. I love this book!”
—Sylvia Boorstein, author of Happiness Is an Inside Job

“This Is Getting Old is a sweet, mellow, funny, wise, sad, and deeply affecting book. Susan Moon’s essays are so disarmingly honest, so personal and plain, that they will make you forget what an astonishingly rare and profound achievement this is.”
—Norman Fischer, author of Sailing Home and Taking Our Places

“[Moon] does not shy away from any aspect of aging, from sore knees to foggy memory, but also maintains a sassy sense of humor. Perhaps if more people were as open about aging as Moon is, we shouldn’t all be so uncomfortable with the idea. This is a great read for anyone pondering the future.”
Sacramento Book Review

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