Here are some books to add to the list when you are exploring what it means to be an old person in a world that gives you lots of sound bites, but little substance.
2030 Albert Brooks—a novel
The Artist’s Way–Julia Cameron–this has been around a long time and is still excellent
A Journey Called Aging — James C Fisher, PhD, Henry C Simmons, PhD
When Breath Becomes Air–Paul Kalanithi ( I read this three weeks ago and see it is now on the best seller list) It is stunning.
Gratitude–Oliver Sacks Very Special
The Anatomy of Hope–Jerome Groopman. MD
Mortality– Christopher Hitchens
Aging as Spiritual Practice–Lewis Richmond ( a student in the last class recommended this and it is terrific because of the Buddhist beliefs he brings to the discussion.)
Life is a Verb–Patti Digh—(this is one of the books I look through when an idea is pushing out of my ear and it needs a shove.)
If you get through those in a few weeks I will add some more…of course you could give me ideas like the students in class!