This Chair Rocks

  • by Ashton Applewhite
  • Narrated by Ashton Applewhite
  • 8 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

From childhood on, we're barraged by messages that it's sad to be old. That wrinkles are embarrassing, and old people useless. Author and activist Ashton Applewhite believed them too until she realized where this prejudice comes from and the damage it does. Lively, funny, and deeply researched, This Chair Rocks traces Applewhite's journey from apprehensive boomer to pro-aging radical, and in the process debunks myth after myth about late life.
The book explains the roots of ageism in history and in our own age denial and how it divides and debases, examines how ageist myths and stereotypes cripple the way our brains and bodies function, looks at ageism in the workplace and the bedroom, exposes the cost of the all-American myth of independence, critiques the portrayal of olders as burdens to society, describes what an all-age-friendly world would look like, and concludes with a rousing call to action.
It's time to create a world of age equality by making discrimination on the basis of age as unacceptable as any other kind. Whether you're older or hoping to get there, this book will shake you by the shoulders, cheer you up, make you mad, and change the way you see the rest of your life. Age pride!


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Age Pride is for everyone!

This book has radically altered how I perceive myself and my place in society. Thank you Ashton for your thoughtful and thorough research into what was, for me, a mysterious puzzle, and for your delightful humor! Your wit and wisdom is disarming. It has opened my mind and my heart to embrace a future in which I thrive along with boomers and everyone else willing to let go of all the 'isms'.
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- Amazon Customer

all cliches

Waste of time and money. Nothing new here. Same trite positive thinking that applies to any subject.
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- amazonsea

Book Details

  • Release Date: 03-02-2016
  • Publisher: Networked Books