A penetrating look at the profound changes that come with the new longevity, for those living it now and the boomers behind them
The "golden years" can be anything but. With refreshing candor, best-selling author Dr. Lillian Rubin digs down under the statistics about our graying population and offers a provocative and unflinching examination of all the burning issues that mark aging today. Tackling the subject over a broad swath of the population, cutting across race, class, gender, and physical and cognitive ability, Rubin delivers a powerful and long-overdue reminder that everyone will be touched by the problems arising from our new longevity.
"A sharp, brazenly honest exposť for the 78 million baby boomers who will grow old over the next two decades and can reasonably expect to survive into their 90s." - Cathleen Medwick, O Magazine
"Once upon a time we had rites of passage to ease our way from adulthood into old age. Now we have Lillian Rubin. 60 on Up is everything most books on aging are not . . . A wonderful book, filled with the poignant beauty of all transient life." - Sam Keen, author of Fire in the Belly
"What does it mean that Americans now want to retire early, but typically live into their 90s? Psychotherapist Lillian B. Rubin, whose best-selling book about marriage was Intimate Strangers, . . . [is] a very good writer [who] explores the good news/bad news about greater longevity of today's Americans." - David Mehegan, Boston Globe
About Dr Lillian B Rubin
Dr. Lillian B. Rubin, a sociologist and psychotherapist, is the author of twelve books, including The Man with the Beautiful Voice, Tangled Lives , Worlds of Pain, Intimate Strangers, and Just Friends. She lives in San Francisco, where she recently sold her first painting at the age of eighty-two.