Looking for good books to help me age (> 65).
December 27, 2009 2:25 PM Subscribe
Any good books on old-aging?
posted by feelinggood to Human Relations (6 answers total) 10 users marked this as a favorite
I'm looking for outstanding books that will help me get through the last 25 years or so of my life. I'm 65. I'm thinking more thoughtful-philosophical than health-medical. Not religious (specifically, although I don't mind some religion/spirituality mixed in). Practical, yes - although not interested in too much detail. Really don't want sentimental/feel good ("Live life to the fullest," "Count your blessings," "Accept your limitations," etc.); not that this is wrong, it's just that I already know it.
I'm particularly interested in hearing from the over-60 crowd, or from people who know of titles that real-live older people have found useful. Are there any books out there along the lines of "Things I know at 85 that I wish I had known at 65," or "Life begins at 65," or "What to do when you're 65 if you haven't already done it," or maybe even "Yeah, old age sucks, but . . . ."? Or a light-hearted look at preparing for death?
I own and enjoy very much Roger Rosenblatt's Rules for Aging.