Mortality. At a certain age, it is very appropriate to think often about death. Michael Kinsley offers a short book about his own musings on the last stage in life in his book titled, Old Age: A Beginner’s Guide. Kinsley is a talented writer, and his prose in this book often weaves from humor to wisdom in the same sentence. He uses his personal experience with Parkinson’s disease to inform his thoughts on this subject, and that gives him a way to makes this book less antiseptic and more real. Readers of any age can enjoy fine prose and a lot of wisdom in this short book.
Rating: Four-star (I like it)
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