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Senior moments : looking back, looking ahead / Willard Spiegelman.

Spiegelman, Willard, author. (Author).
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  • 2 of 2 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Hussey-Mayfield Memorial Branch 814 SPIEGELMAN (Text) 33946003142309 New Books . 2nd Floor Available -
North Madison County Ralph E. Hazelbaker Library 814.6 SPI (Text) 30419300530090 Adult Non-Fiction Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780374261221
  • ISBN: 0374261229
  • Physical Description: xiii, 190 pages ; 22 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2016.

Content descriptions

Formatted Contents Note: Preface -- Talk -- Dallas -- Japan -- Manhattan -- Books -- Art -- Nostalgia -- Quiet.
Summary, etc.: "A moving collection of essays on aging and happiness Drawing on more than six decades' worth of lessons from his storied career as a writer and professor, Willard Spiegelman reflects with candid humor and sophistication on growing old. Senior Moments is a series of discrete essays that, when taken together, constitute the life of a man who, despite Western cultural notions of aging as something to be denied, overcome, and resisted, has continued to relish the simplest of pleasures: reading, looking at art, talking, and indulging in occasional fits of nostalgia while also welcoming what inevitably lies ahead. Spiegelman's expertly crafted book considers, with wisdom and elegance, how to be alert to the joys that brim from unexpected places even as death draws near. Senior Moments is a foray into the felicity and follies that age brings; a consideration of how and what one reads or rereads in late adulthood; the eagerness for, and disappointment in, long-awaited reunions, at which the past comes alive in the present. A clear-eyed book of memories, written in eight searching and courageously honest essays, Senior Moments is guaranteed to stimulate, stir, and restore "-- Provided by publisher.
"A collection of essays, drawing from Spiegelman's life, on aging and happiness"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Spiegelman, Willard.
Authors, American > 20th century > Biography.
Authors, American > 21st century > Biography.
College teachers > United States > Biography.
Aging > Psychological aspects.
Life change events > Psychological aspects.
Happiness.
Pleasure.
SELF-HELP / Aging.
LITERARY COLLECTIONS / Essays.
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Gerontology.

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