ThisoldmanThe only writer elected to membership in both the Baseball Hall of Fame and the American Academy of Arts and Letters, Roger Angell has written a new memoir–This Old Man: All in Piecesa collection of thoughts and wisdom related to aging and writing accumulated over his 94 years of life. Read a review of This Old Man: All in Pieces here and see if it would make for an inspiring holiday read.
Getting old is the second biggest surprise of my life, but the first, by a mile, is our unceasing need for deep attachment and intimate love. We oldies yearn daily and hourly for conversation and a renewed domesticity, for company at the movies or while visiting a museum, for someone close by in the car when coming home at night.
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