Friday, May 22, 2009

Somewhere Towards the End by Diana Athill

"Book after book has been written about being young, and even more of them about the elaborate and testing experiences that cluster round procreation, but there is not much on record about falling away." At 89 years of age, Athill writes about the experience of being old. It is an absolute joy to read, being lively and clear. If I am blessed with the longevity of my grandmother, who is now 94 and still living on her own, I hope that I also have the zest for life that both she and Athill exhibit.

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