The Face in the Mirror

The Face in the Mirror

Writers Reflect on Their Dreams of Youth and the Reality of Age

Book - 2009
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Publisher: Amherst, N.Y. : Prometheus Books, 2009.
ISBN: 9781591027522
Characteristics: 278 p. : ports. ; 24 cm.
Additional Contributors: Zackheim, Victoria


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Jul 04, 2011

I was disappointed in this book. I was expecting insightful essays on aging and instead there were somewhat tedious life stories with maybe a paragraph or two about aging. I was so discouraged and irritated by the essays that I confess I only read 1/4 of the book. Perhaps I've missed the better ones by not continuing, who knows?
If you really want to read a good book about aging, I strongly recommend Barbara Macdonald's & Cynthia Rich's book, "Look Me in the Eye: Old Women, Aging and Ageism". It's amazing, amazing, amazing.


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