In Our Prime: The Fascinating History and Promising Future of Middle Age

Patricia Cohen (Author)
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Description

Now in paperback from New York Times reporter Patricia Cohen, a "lively, well-researched chronicle" (The New York Times Book Review) of the concept of middle age, from the nineteenth century to the present.

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Product Details

Price
$20.99
Publisher
Scribner Book Company
Publish Date
January 22, 2013
Pages
324
Dimensions
5.4 X 1.2 X 8.3 inches | 0.7 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781416572909

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About the Author

Patricia Cohen has been a New York Times reporter for thirteen years. She has also worked at The Washington Post, New York Newsday, and Rolling Stone. She has a BA from Cornell University and a graduate degree from the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton University.

Reviews

"With lively writing, astute observations, and extensive research, this cultural history looks well beyond cougars and Botox."--Karen Holt, Oprah.com
"Very fine...lucid, straightforward and conversational... a thorough--and thoroughly fascinating--cultural history of aging."--Julia Keller, "Chicago Tribune"
"A lively, well-researched chronicle of the social and scientific forces that brought midlife America to its current befuddled state..."--Laura Shapiro, "New York Times Book Review"""
""In Our Prime" is a fascinating study of this complex stage of life, a book whose appeal is likely to extend beyond the middle-age demographic to readers approaching or looking back on that key stage of life."--Jerry Harkavy, Associated Press
"A brilliant, wide-ranging book...Cohen's lively prose and thoughtful insights make this a joy to read."--Kate Tuttle, "Boston Globe"
""In Our Prime" is a fascinating biography of the 'idea of middle age' in American society...Comprehensively researched...A thoughtful inquiry."--Tom Lavoie, Shelf Awareness
"A thoroughly engaging cultural history..."--Christine Sismondo, "Toronto Star"
"A fascinating biography of the idea of middle age...solidly researched."--Gail Sheehy, "The New York Times"
"Witty and engaging...this comprehensive and entertaining social history highlights the possibilities of the middle years--and shows how middle age reflects the attitudes and customs of each generation that passes through it."--"Publishers Weekly "
"A comprehensive look at middle age through the eyes of scientists, historians, psychologists, medical doctors, marketers and many more."--Julie Carl, "Winnipeg Free Press"