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An easy reading book. I enjoyed it and could relate to a lot of her memories.
Very relatable! Poignant and pithy reflections as the author looks back on life as she approaches her sixties.
I liked this book much better after discussing it with my book club, than I did while reading it. Interesting!
At first this book started out well - a refreshing voice of someone who is enjoying aging rather than whining about it. I thoroughly enjoyed hearing about her own personal experiences. But I was somewhat put off by some of her sweeping generalizations of groups of people - as if all men think and act the same, that all atheists are really just people who are opposed to what is going on the Catholic Church or that because she doesn't think retirement would work for her, the concept of retirement is dead. And so on. It would have been much better if she just kept to her own experiences.
Love most of Quindlen's work, but she seemed a little....I don't know- full of herself?- in this one. Yeah, I know it's a memoir, but she's just so... PROUD. Yuck. However, several friends loved it, so what do I know?
Anna's writing is laugh out loud funny while current and thought provoking for any boomer headed into retirement. This is a quick, fun read that would make a great Mother's Day or birthday gift.
A very good read. I enjoyed this book I would recommend this book for all to read.
Having reached a ripe old age myself, I enjoyed Anna's memoir about looking back at life, the good, the bad and the ugly!
Enjoyed the book a great deal. She could be my mother, and I 100% can't relate to things she has gone through.....yet...but her wisdom and perspective was thought provoking, and relevent. I enjoyed the essays, her witty jests, and the overall compilation of the book.
love her writing - can really relate
Growing older with Anna. Looking back at life's choices from 60.