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How does the mission to build a movement against ageism fit into this historical moment?

There are so many child rearing books (trust me, I am in the thick of reading them) but until now nothing guiding us and helping us navigate the last quarter or more of our life cycle.

I wake these days remembering that something awful has happened. The multicultural, egalitarian, globalized society I hope to inhabit is under assault. Racism, sexism, homophobia, religious intolerance—pick your prejudice! How do we respond to attacks on those most vulnerable?

ANNE LAMOTT, Sometimes a writer does us all a great favor and switches on a light. The darkness vanishes and, in its place we find an electric vision of new ways of living.

I want to live in a world where ageism is just a memory, and is radical, exuberant, and full of all sorts of facts that erase many of the myths and beliefs about late life.

Her magic formula of naming and shaming may just shake all of us out of complacency and it into action.

Whether you relate through being older now or recognize that aging is in your future, this is one of the most important books you’ll ever read.

This year's milestones for her included: going 100% gray (no more dye) and becoming a grandmother.

Although she shows no signs of slowing down, she feels the general invisibility of becoming an older woman in society and the workplace.

People are happiest at the beginnings and the ends of their lives.

The vast majority of Americans over 65 live independently.

As Applewhite writes, ‘It’s time for Age Pride.’ Donna Corrado, Commissioner, NYC Department for the Aging An eloquent and well-researched exposé of the prejudice that feeds age bias, and a passionate argument to mobilize against it.

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