Stupid things I won't do when I get old a highly judgmental, unapologetically honest accounting of all the things our elders are doing wrong

"In Stupid things I won't do when I get old, Petrow candidly addresses the fears, frustrations, and stereotypes that accompany aging. He offers a blueprint for the new old age, and an understanding that aging and illness are not the same. As he writes, 'I meant the list as a pointed r...

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Main Authors: Petrow, Steven (Author), Henry, Roseann Foley (Author)
Format: Books Print Book
Language: English
Published: New York, NY : Citadel Press, Kensington Publishing Group, [2021]
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Summary: "In Stupid things I won't do when I get old, Petrow candidly addresses the fears, frustrations, and stereotypes that accompany aging. He offers a blueprint for the new old age, and an understanding that aging and illness are not the same. As he writes, 'I meant the list as a pointed reminder--to me--to make different choices when I eventually cross the threshold to 'old'" -- Excerpt from jacket flap.
Physical Description: xii, 257 pages ; 22 cm
ISBN: 9780806541006
0806541008
Author Notes: Steven Petrow is an award-winning journalist and author best known for his Washington Post and New York Times essays on aging, health, and civility. He's currently an opinion columnist covering manners and civil discourse for USA Today, and his 2019 TED Talk, "3 Ways to Practice Civility" has been viewed nearly two million times and translated into 16 languages. Formerly the host and executive producer of "The Civilist," a podcast from Public Radio International and North Carolina Public Radio WUNC, Steven regularly appears on television and radio. He's the author of six books, including Steven Petrow's Complete Gay & Lesbian Manners and Stupid Things I Won't Do When I Get Old. A former president of NLGJA: The Association of LGBTQ Journalists, Steven is the recipient of numerous awards and grants, including those from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Smithsonian Institution, the Ucross Foundation, the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, and the National Press Foundation. In 2017, he became the named sponsor of the Steven Petrow LGBTQ Fellowship at the VCCA, a prize that is awarded annually. Steven lives in Hillsborough, N.C. with his cocker spaniel, Binx Bolling. Please visit him online at StevenPetrow.com.