Rules for Ageing

Author(s): Roger Rosenblatt


We never learn. People make the same mistakes generation after generation. Here, distilled, are the things that we should all learn about life as we get older (and we're all getting older). Rules for Ageing is a rich source of amusement for anyone who is getting on a bit, and offers genuinely good advice to those still young enough to learn. And if you refuse to take on board the wisdom of this book's advice? Well, that's human nature. With a wry sense of humour, here is the most realistic, practical, pleasurable, and, most importantly, painless advice you will ever get.


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'A hilarious guide to life, smart and to the point' - People 'Wise, funny and insightful. I will happily carry Rules for Ageing into my sunset years and trust them to chart my course to geezerhood' - Tom Brokaw 'Full of rueful tongue-in-cheek misanthropy' - Bookpage 'I like this book and am thinking it over. Especially rules 1, 3, 15 - I wish I'd known about that 15 years ago - and 34, 'It's not about you', that's worth the price of the book' - Garrison Keiller

Roger Rosenblatt is the author of six plays and thirteen books, including Rules for Aging and Children of War, which won the Robert F. Kennedy Book Prize and was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award. He has written two satirical novels, Beet and Lapham Rising. In 2008 he was appointed Distinguished Professor of English and Writing at Stony Brook University. He is the author of Making Toast: A Family Story, also published by Duckworth.

General Fields

  • : 9780715641514
  • : Duckworth
  • : Duckworth
  • : April 2011
  • : 198mm X 129mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : December 2011
  • : January 2020
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : English
  • : 305.260207
  • : 168
  • : Roger Rosenblatt
  • : Hardback
  • : 1211