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by Laural Merlington,Susan Jacoby

ISBN: 1452630372
ISBN13: 978-1452630373
Language: English
Publisher: Tantor Audio; Library - Unabridged CD edition (February 8, 2011)
Category: Social Sciences
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Susan Jacoby is an independent scholar and the bestselling author of many books, including Never Say Die, The Age of American Unreason, and Freethinkers, which was named a Notable Book of 2004 by the Washington Post and the Times Literary Supplement

Susan Jacoby is an independent scholar and the bestselling author of many books, including Never Say Die, The Age of American Unreason, and Freethinkers, which was named a Notable Book of 2004 by the Washington Post and the Times Literary Supplement. She lives in New York City.

Susan Jacoby, an unsparing chronicler of unreason in American culture, now offers an impassioned, tough-minded critique of the myth that a radically new old age-unmarred by physical or mental deterioration, financial problems, o. .

Susan Jacoby, an unsparing chronicler of unreason in American culture, now offers an impassioned, tough-minded critique of the myth that a radically new old age-unmarred by physical or mental deterioration, financial problems, or intimate loneliness-awaits the huge baby boom generation. Combining historical, social, and economic analysis with personal experiences of love and loss, Jacoby turns a caustic eye not only on the modern fiction that old age can be defied but also on the sentimental image of a past in which Americans supposedly revered their elders. Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, 1 февр.

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Jacoby fills the rest of her book with prolonged rants and supports her arguments mostly by telling you vaguely sketched anecdotes about what happened to her friends and relatives. This is a shame, because the subject is one that is vitally important, so a better written, better documented book on this topic might have done some good. The topic is one that deserves a lot more notice: the way our society rom The substantive content of this book could fit nicely in the pages of a magazine article.

Susan Jacoby challenges the optimistic marketing that has made old age seem pleasant and carefree. Never say die. The Myth and Marketing of the New Old Age. By Susan Jacoby. 332 pp. Pantheon Books. Ted C. Fishman’s books include China, Inc. and, most recently, Shock of Gray. Continue reading the main story.

The idea that there is a new kind of old age, experienced in a radically different way from old age throughout history, is integral to the selling of longevity

The idea that there is a new kind of old age, experienced in a radically different way from old age throughout history, is integral to the selling of longevity.

Never Say Die : The Myth and Marketing of the New Old Ag.

Susan Jacoby is the bestselling author of almost a dozen books, including "Freethinkers: A History of American Secularism. Laural Merlington has recorded well over one hundred audiobooks, including works by Margaret Atwood and Alice Hoffman, and is the recipient of several "AudioFile" Earphones Awards. An Audie Award nominee, she has also directed over one hundred audiobooks.

In a narrative that combines the intensely personal with social, economic, and historical analysis, Susan Jacoby turns an unsparing eye on the marketers of longevity—pharmaceutical companies, lifestyle gurus, and scientific businessmen who suggest that there will soon be a "cure" for the "disease" of aging. She separates wishful hype from realistic hope in a wide-ranging appraisal of subjects that include the explosion of Alzheimer's cases, the impact of possible cuts in Social Security on the economic future of aging boomers, and the fact that women make up most of the "oldest old." Finally, Jacoby raises the fundamental question of whether living longer is a desirable thing unless it means living better, and she considers the profound moral and ethical concerns raised by increasing longevity.Never Say Die is a lucid, provocative, and powerful argument that Americans, no matter their age, are doing themselves no favor by buying into the myth that they can stay "forever young."
Comments:
Grinin
Every time I hear someone say, "Age is just a number" I get angry enough to gargle drano. This book dispels the myriad and obnoxious clichés about age, such as 50 is the new 30, you're only as old as you think you are, etc.
Susan Jacoby is an excellent writer, not preachy and uses facts to validate her assertions about getting old.

The multi-billion dollar supplement, food and media industry has duped the public into believing that everyone will/can live far beyond 90 and more than 100 years old. This effects the Baby Boomers in particular as they enter the elder years.

You cannot know what it feels like to be 60, 70, 80 or beyond until you reach that age. Everyone is different, and in reality only a few will be sky diving or swimming to Cuba when they are old, meaning beyond 60 or 70. Most people beyond 80 are looking at dementia and age related disease.

Is this a happy picture and a positive outlook? Of course not. Not everything in life is rosy - we need to face that, grow up as we age and start thinking realistically. Quality of life is more important than length of life.

If you really want to see old age go to a nursing home and have a look around. It is not the movie or television version we are shown, it is a downer.

I realize this review is a downer as well. Sorry folks, I'm a realist. I want to know the facts, and this book gave me insights into areas of aging I hadn't before considered. As a final consideration, there is a lengthy section for women and the particular issues they face that most men don't. If you are female that alone is worth the price of the book.

sobolica
Susan Jacoby brings a welcome corrective to all of the current magical thinking about the coming wonders of old age. It is useful for those who want to realistically plan for growing old and avoid being surprised, even outraged, when things do not go as expected. It facilitates the development of resilience toward the inevitable pitfalls of aging. As a septaugenarian primary care physician it has always seemed to me that going through life is much like walking through a minefield. Most of us will reach seventy but after that the mines seem to be placed closer together. The role of we physicians is to fight a skillful rear guard action against disability and death in the full knowledge that death always wins in the end. Jacoby makes the essential distinction between disease and the aging process. Medicine is making slow (very slow) progress against disease. Thus far there are no proven correctives for the aging of tissues which ultimately leads to disability and system failure. This is a crucial distinction which remains largely unrecognized by the general public. It is lucidly developed in her chapter 'Miracles of Modern Medicine and Other Half-truths.

Lestony
This is a well written, very detailed narrative; too detailed for me. It is a very hard book to read because the author exposes the reality of the business of dying.And in many aspects it is a business as anti aging products on the market are too numerous to keep up with. The last few chapters on end of life matters are very important for people to read and understand. As a nurse who worked with older adults and those in terminal conditions, I saw daily the denial, conflict within families, demands for care at any cost, wasteful spending of medicare and health care dollars, dehumanizing the individual and making them stay alive when so many were at peace and accepted their inevitable death. We need to have national discussions on end of life matters and we need them now!. This book by Susan Jacoby may help those discussions occur.

Antuiserum
It is such a pleasure to read this excellently written book on aging. I particularly enjoyed the chapter on The "Wisdom of Old Age", The author treats the subject of aging with analytical seriousness yet her wit had me laughing out loud a number of times. She also writes with a personal touch that is most appealing.

I had recently read Susan Jacoby's book "The Age of American Unreason" that I had picked up in a half price store. I was so impressed with her writing style and carefully researched treatment of her subject that I ordered two more books by her from Amazon. I am nearing the end of "Never Say Die" and definitely consider it another winner. As a baby boomer myself I appreciate getting realistic information of what may lie just around the corner for myself and others approaching our older years.

Thorgaginn
This book will change your attitude about dying. If you are over 50 it could be the most important book you read this year. One look at ARP magazine proves Jacoby's case. A handsome deeply tanned couple stand at the tennis net, hand-in-hand. They have it all, as geriatric spokesman, Johnny Deutsch would say: sexually active, well traveled, cozy in their exclusively adult gated community, they share Bridge and drinks in the afternoon. Nights? Well . . . . Jacoby discusses the urban mythology of stuffing protein down dying cancer patients, the cost and killing of chemo-therapy, the utter waste of your resources on end of life intervention. Hospice needs to organize themselves as a church and get the missionaries on the doors: comfort is their goal; pain is their enemy. Not so in your local hospital. They follow different guidelines for pain and try and get as many specialists as possible to lay a test on you. Finally, she discusses the real cost of all that machinery that clutters our hospitals. And the funeral industry in America? That's another book, an expose of greed and domination.

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