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Required Reading: Life Gets Better

Stria Staff August 31, 2019
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The book was recommended by Dr. Kerry Burnight, Chief Gerontologist at GrandPad. Read her essay on Stria.

Life Gets Better: The Unexpected Pleasures of Growing Older
By Wendy Lustbader

From our earliest lives, we are told that our youth will be the best time of our lives-that the energy and vitality of youth are the most important qualities a person can possess, and that everything that comes after will be a sad decline. But in reality, says Wendy Lustbader, youth is not the golden era it is often made out to be. For many, it is a time riddled with anxiety, angst, confusion, and the torture of uncertainty. Conversely, the media often feeds us a vision of growing older as a journey of defeat and diminishment. They are dead wrong. As Lustbader counters, “Life gets better as we get older, on all levels except the physical.”

Life Gets Better examines through first-person stories, as well as Lustbader’s own observations, how a lifetime of lessons learned can yield one of the most personally and emotionally fruitful periods of anyone’s life.

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