This Chair Rocks: A Manifesto Against Ageism
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"A compelling case for how we can combat our ageist beliefs."
"Her humor, high-energy writing, and emphasis on positive ways to view and experience age contribute to making this a valuable resource, an agent for social change, and an enjoyable read."
--Publishers Weekly, Starred Review
"[This Chair Rocks] provides a positive view of aging that is sorely missing in today's popular culture. Appealing to a wide audience, it might even serve as a spark for positive social change."
--Library Journal, Starred Review
"An upbeat, empathetic, and practical guide to becoming "an old person in training."
"Applewhite offers a fierce and funny yet practical and thoughtful manifesto on how such negativity can be combated on individual and societal levels. Offering much food for thought and abundant realistic steps to engender positive change, Applewhite's guide is an essential tool for enjoying healthy and happy aging."
"This Chair Rocks is radical, exuberant, and full of all sorts of facts that erase many of the myths and beliefs about late life. As Applewhite defines and describes ageism, new ways of seeing and being in the world emerge, empowering everyone to see things as they really are."
--Laurie Anderson, artist
"Wow. This book totally rocks. It arrived on a day when I was in deep confusion and sadness about my age Everything about it, from my invisibility to my neck. Within four or five wise, passionate pages, I had found insight, illumination, and inspiration. I never use the word empower, but this book has empowered me."
--Anne Lamott, New York Times bestselling author
"Sometimes a writer does us all a great favor and switches on a light. Snap! The darkness vanishes, and in its place we find an electric vision of new ways of living...This Chair Rocks illuminates the path."
--Dr. Bill Thomas, founder of ChangingAging
"A smart and stirring call to add ageism to the list of 'isms' that divide us, and to mobilize against it. An important wake-up call for any baby boomer who's apprehensive about growing old."
--Pepper Schwartz, AARP Ambassador