Never say die : the myth and marketing of the new old age /

From the author of the bestselling The Age of American Unreason comes this 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. In a narrative that combines the intensely personal with social...

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Bibliographic Details
Main Author: Jacoby, Susan, 1945-
Format: Book
Published: New York : Pantheon Books, c2011.
Edition:1st ed.
Table of Contents:
  • Never say old
  • Youth culture: an American tradition
  • Boomer beginnings and age-defying denial
  • Miracles of modern medicine and other half-truths
  • A mind is a terrible thing to lose
  • Women: eventually the only sex
  • Greedy geezers and other half-truths
  • The "wisdom of old age"
  • Endings
  • The ethics of longevity: an argument in search of facts
  • Necessary bedfellows: bridges between generations, old-age autonomy.