Posts Tagged ‘growing old’

Margaret Gullan-Whur Homepage

January 27, 2011

Homepage and blogsite of the author of Within Reason: A Life of Spinoza (Jonathan Cape 1998; Pimlico  2000)

 

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20 REASONS YOU WON’T GROW OLD LIKE THlS: HOW AGEING IS CHANGING IN THE 21ST CENTURY by Margaret Gullan-Whur

February 5, 2010

20 Reasons – a report on how the generation that defied society in the 1960s is shattering stale images of ageing.  An eye-opener for people in their forties who are already sensitive to ageism and gloomy about the idea of working on to  seventy.   A stimulating read for age-defying 50-60-pluses who still see being old as their own aged parents’ thing, not their own.  A wake-up call for policymakers, health-care professionals and manufacturers who plan on treating the old of the future as more of the same, with the same old attitudes and needs.

Start reading online  …  the jacket note, Chapter Content list, what people who read the first draft had to say, and the INTRODUCTION