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The Resource Growing old : notes on aging with something like grace, Elizabeth Marshall Thomas

Growing old : notes on aging with something like grace, Elizabeth Marshall Thomas

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Growing old : notes on aging with something like grace
Title
Growing old
Title remainder
notes on aging with something like grace
Statement of responsibility
Elizabeth Marshall Thomas
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Elizabeth Marshall Thomas has spent a lifetime observing the natural world, chronicling the customs of pre-contact hunter-gatherers and the secret lives of deer and dogs. In this book, the capstone of her long career, Thomas, now eighty-eight, turns her keen eye to her own life. The result is an account of growing old that is at once funny and charming and intimate and profound, both a memoir and a life-affirming map all of us may follow to embrace our later years with grace and dignity
  • From the revered author of the bestselling The Hidden Life of Dogs, a witty, engaging, life-affirming account of the joy, strength, and wisdom that comes with age. Elizabeth Marshall Thomas has spent a lifetime observing the natural world, chronicling the customs of pre-contact hunter-gatherers and the secret lives of deer and dogs. In this book, the capstone of her long career, Thomas, now eighty-eight, turns her keen eye to her own life. The result is an account of growing old that is at once funny and charming and intimate and profound, both a memoir and a life-affirming map all of us may follow to embrace our later years with grace and dignity. A charmingly intimate account and a broad look at the social and historical traditions related to aging, Growing Old explores a wide range of issues connected with growing older, from stereotypes of the elderly as burdensome to the methods of burial humans have used throughout history to how to deal with a concerned neighbor who assumes you're buying cat food to eat for dinner. Written with the wit of Nora Ephron's I Feel Bad About My Neck and the lyrical beauty and serene wisdom of When Breath Becomes Air, Growing Old is an expansive and deeply personal paean to the beauty and the brevity of life that offers understanding for everyone, regardless of age
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1931-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Thomas, Elizabeth Marshall
Dewey number
305.260973
Index
no index present
LC call number
HQ1064.U5
LC item number
T456 2020
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Older women
  • Aging
  • Older people
  • Aging
  • Older people
  • Older women
  • United States
Label
Growing old : notes on aging with something like grace, Elizabeth Marshall Thomas
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1097454666
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
213 pages
Isbn
9780062956439
Lccn
2019016989
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
Growing old : notes on aging with something like grace, Elizabeth Marshall Thomas
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1097454666
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
213 pages
Isbn
9780062956439
Lccn
2019016989
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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