From the author of the bestselling The Age of American Unreason comes this impassioned, closely reasoned critique of the myth that a radically new old age-unmarred by physical and mental infirmity, financial problems, or loneliness-awaits the baby-boom generation.
About the Author
Susan Jacoby is an independent scholar and the bestselling author of almost a dozen books, including Freethinkers: A History of American Secularism, which was named a Notable Book of 2004 by the Washington Post and the Times Literary Supplement. She lives in New York City. Laural Merlington has recorded well over one hundred audiobooks, including works by Margaret Atwood and Alice Hoffman, and is the recipient of several AudioFile Earphones Awards. An Audie Award nominee, she has also directed over one hundred audiobooks. She has performed and directed for thirty years in theaters throughout the country. In addition to her extensive theater and voice-over work, Laural teaches college in her home state of Michigan.
Praise for Never Say Die: The Myth and Marketing of the New Old Age…
"Drawing on research, personal experience, and anecdotes, [Jacoby] offers an important reality check for Americans enamored of the images of healthy, active seniors featured in advertisements." ---Booklist Starred Review