Losing it PDF ePub eBook

Books Info:

Losing it free pdf In the opening pages of this irresistible book, William Ian Miller warns, 'the general themes...may strike some as glum and grim'. Yet humour leavens each page as he confronts old age, its humiliations, and its undeniable hardships. Taking an entirely original approach - using personal reflection, social science analysis, and above all a deep knowledge of Anglo-Saxon literature and culture - Miller frees us from facile stereotypes and presents a new portrait of old age that is honest, nuanced, and enriched by an understanding of the human experience of aging since Greek and Roman antiquity. As millions of Baby Boomers face inevitable decline and the prospect of 'losing it', researchers in the positive psychology movement spin a rosy new picture of old age: people in their 60s and beyond are happier than younger folks, embracing this uniquely fulfilling phase of life. But Miller takes aim at such a fatuous denial of the hazards of old age. He debunks patronizing views and unflinchingly redirects us to consider what it is like when 'your mental abilities are on a bullet train heading south'. Covering issues that range from retirement rituals and the art of complaining to vengeance strategies and going out in style, Miller gives us a unique and more candid way of thinking about growing old and how the indignities of aging might be experienced without entirely 'losing it'.

About William Ian Miller

William Ian Miller is Thomas G. Long Professor of Law, University of Michigan Law School. He lives in Ann Arbor, MI.

Details Book

Author : William Ian Miller
Publisher : Yale University Press
Data Published : 14 September 2012
ISBN : 0300188234
EAN : 9780300188233
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 336 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
Rating :

Reviews Losing it



17 Comments Add a comment




Related eBooks Download


  • Losing it free pdfLosing it

    In Losing It. William Ian Miller brings his inimitable wit and learning to the subject of growing old: too old to matter. of either rightly losing your confidence or wrongly maintaining it..


  • Miller's Luck free pdfMiller's Luck

    Keith Ross Miller was named after two adventurous aviators and went on to be one himself. He was all things to all men. and women. Miller was a person of style. charm and grace. a lover of opera and classical music..


  • Seven Strategies for Positive Aging free pdfSeven Strategies for Positive Aging

    A practical companion to Robert Hill's Positive Aging: A Guide for Mental Health Professionals and Consumers. Seven Strategies for Positive Aging presents essential tactics that encourage the development of positive aging skills..


  • A Student Handbook to the Plays of Arthur Miller free pdfA Student Handbook to the Plays of Arthur Miller

    A Student Handbook to the Plays of Arthur Miller provides the essential guide to Miller's most studied and revived dramas. Authored by a team of leading scholars. it offers students a clear analysis and detailed commentary on five of Miller's plays: All My Sons..


  • Conversations with Miller free pdfConversations with Miller

    Mel Gussow first met Arthur Miller in 1963 on day one of rehearsals for "After the Fall". Miller's play about Marilyn Monroe. They then met regularly over the following decades. most recently in March 2001..


  • Losing it free pdfLosing it

    . In the opening pages of this irresistible book, William Ian Miller warns, 'the general themes...may strike some as glum and grim'. Yet humour leavens each page as he confronts old age, its humiliati