This Is Getting Old: Zen Thoughts on Aging with Humor and Dignity, Moon, Susan

This Is Getting Old: Zen Thoughts on Aging with Humor and Dignity

Authors: Moon, Susan
Publisher: Shambhala
BISAC/Subject: BIO026000, REL092000, SEL005000
ISBN: 9780834823068, Related ISBNs: 0834823063, 1590307763, 9780834823068, 9781590307762
Classification: Non-Fiction
Number of pages: 208
Audience: General/trade
Synopsis: Lessons on the joys and challenges of growing older with grace and laughter, from a Zen teacher and writer who is "like a Buddhist Anne Lamott" (New York Journal of Books)

Being a woman over sixty can sometimes be confusing, sometimes poignant, and sometimes hilarious. In this intimate and funny collection of essays, Zen Buddhist and writer Susan Moon maintains her sense of humor as she provides thoughtful insights on getting older.

In This Is Getting Old, Moon touches on both the ups and downs of aging: Her bones are weakening, but she still feels her inner tomboy. She finds herself both an orphan and a matriarch following the death of her mother. She admits to sometimes regretting pieces of her past and to being afraid of loneliness. These musings, written with Moon’s signature wit and grace, are a touching exploration and celebration of life, age, and our “senior moments”—plus a powerful reminder to be in the here and now.

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