michael kinsley

michael kinsley

Michael Kinsley, "Old Age: A Beginner's Guide"

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http://www.politics-prose.com/book/9781101903766 Taking the attitude that “the least misfortune can do to make up for itself is to be interesting,” Kinsley, founder of Slate, former editor at publications including The New Republic and Harper’s, and currently a contributor to The New Yorker and a columnist for Vanity Fair, has put together a spirited collection of essays on the aging of the boomer generation. Organized around his own experience with Parkinson’s, Kinsley’s book is a guide to the physical and philosophical questions that begin to loom as mortality becomes less of an abstraction; Kinsley considers what sorts of achievements make for a life well lived, and looks in general at the legacy the baby boom generation will leave. Kinsley is in conversation with Timothy Noah, Labor Policy Editor at Politico. Founded by Carla Cohen and Barbara Meade in 1984, Politics & Prose Bookstore is Washington, D.C.'s premier independent bookstore and cultural hub, a gathering place for people interested in reading and discussing books. Politics & Prose offers superior service, unusual book choices, and a haven for book lovers in the store and online. Visit them on the web at http://www.politics-prose.com/