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Author Jacoby, Susan, 1945-

Title Never say die : the myth and marketing of the new old age / Susan Jacoby

Publ Info New York : Pantheon Books, [2011]
Edition First edition
 CCRI-Lincoln  HQ1064 .U5 J324 2011    AVAILABLE
 CCRI-Warwick  HQ1064 .U5 J324 2011    AVAILABLE
 RWU Main Library  HQ1064.U5 J324 2011    AVAILABLE
 URI  HQ1064.U5 J324 2011    AVAILABLE
 Wheaton Stacks  HQ1064.U5 J324 2011    AVAILABLE
Descript xiii, 332 pages ; 25 cm
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Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 311-314) and index
Contents Never say old -- Youth culture : an American tradition -- Boomer beginnings and age-defying denial -- Miracles of modern medicine and other half-truths -- A mind is a terrible thing to lose -- Women : eventually, the only sex -- "Greedy geezers" and other half-truths -- The "wisdom of old age" -- Endings -- The ethics of longevity : an argument in search of facts -- Necessary bedfellows : bridges between generations, old-age autonomy
Note In a narrative that combines the intensely personal with social, economic, and historical analysis, Jacoby turns an unsparing eye on the marketers of longevity--pharmaceutical companies, lifestyle gurus, and scientific businessmen who suggest that there will soon be a "cure" for the "disease" of aging
LC subject Old age -- United States
Aging -- United States
Older people -- United States
ISBN 9780307377944