Are You Old Enough to Read This Book? (Reader's Digest)

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With selections from such notables as Dr. Ruth Westheimer, Arthur Miller, John Updike, Carl Sagan, Charles Schulz, and others, this anthology--enhanced with quizzes, polls, and surveys--addresses the rewards and challenges confronting people over age fifty.

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Linda Ellerbee introduces this compilation of over 70 contributions by writers, psychologists, and figures in the public eye?all of whom explore the positive side of being more than 50 years old. Selections in each of the six categories, e.g., aging, parents and kids, and values, will strike a chord with most older readers. Ranging from the introspective to the eminently practical, the articles are well-written literature that can bring tears to the eyes. What is missing, however, is firsthand accounts from ordinary folk who are not famous writers, anchormen, or columnists. Interspersed with the articles, taken predominantly from New Choices magazine, are short quizzes testing everything from regrets to family values to compulsive shopping. The book as a whole will help the reader understand "the real truth about midlife" but also all of life. Overall, this gift book will do especially well in bookstores but belongs in public libraries as well as in counselors' offices.?Susan E. Burdick, MLS, Reading, Pa.
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