Life Gets Better: The Unexpected Pleasures of Growing Older

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Thorndike Press, Apr 20, 2012 - Social Science - 337 pages
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From our earliest years, we are told that youth will be the best time of our lives and everything that comes after will be a sad decline. But for many, Wendy Lustbader asserts, youth is a time riddled with tension, confusion and the angst of uncertainty. As we get older, we gain self-knowledge, confidence, and an increasing capacity to be true to ourselves. Through first-person stories and Lustbader's observations, Life Gets Better looks beyond the physical challenges of aging into the discoveries and pleasures of growing older. Book jacket.

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User Review  - Tmtrvlr - LibraryThing

To put the book into just a few words, I guess it would be that instead of a coming of age for the youth book, it is a coming into wisdom book for the older set. It explains the satisfaction, wisdom ... Read full review

LIFE GETS BETTER: The Unexpected Pleasures of Growing Older

User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

In a society where growing older elicits "over the hill" birthday cards, eminent psychotherapist and geriatric expert Lustbader (Univ. of Washington; What's Worth Knowing, 2004 etc.) unveils the ... Read full review

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