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User Review  - SeriousGrace - LibraryThing

There are many reviews about Old Friends that start off with, "this was hard to read." I have to wonder how many of those reviewers are administrators at retirement/nursing/convalescent homes. Do they ... Read full review

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User Review  - satyridae - LibraryThing

This book was very difficult for me to get through, not because it was poorly written but quite the contrary. Kidder's lucent prose brings the sadness and loneliness of the nursing home to vivid life ... Read full review

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User Review  - BobNolin - LibraryThing

Read this when it came out (20 some years ago), and then again recently. I liked it a lot more this time. There isn't a whole lot of depth to any of the characters; they just seem to each have a list ... Read full review

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User Review  - RachelPenso - LibraryThing

I had to read this book for a Human Development class in college and it stuck with me. So much, in fact, that I still remembered it years later and sought it out and re-read it (which I very rarely do). Read full review

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User Review  - jastbrown - LibraryThing

Enjoyable book about one of the originators of cold cereal, Dr. John Harvey Kellogg and his devoted and dotty followers at the Battle Creek Sanitarium. Read full review

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User Review  - Jamnjazzz - LibraryThing

Obviously the one that broke TC into view for many. All in all, not as meaningful as some of his others (Tortilla Curtain, Friend of the Earth), but certainly a wonderful study in the charms and dangers of snake oil that can be meaningful today (any infomercial or Dr. Phil for christ sack). Read full review

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User Review  - bherner - LibraryThing

On one hand, bittersweet story of two men who become roomates and, eventually, friends, at a retirement home. On the other hand, an indictment of the way we treat the elderly in the U.S. Highly recommended, along with his other books. Read full review


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