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Old man country: my search for meaning among the elders

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" We aspire to live in a country where old men are celebrated as vital elders but not demeaned if they become ill and dependent. We aspire to maintain health as well as maintain dignity and fulfillment in frailty. Old Man Country helps readers see and imagine these possibilities for themselves. The book follows the journey of a writer in search of wisdom, as he encounters twelve distinguished American men over 80 -- including Paul Volcker, the former head of the Federal Reserve, and Denton Cooley, the world's most famous heart surgeon. In these and other intimate conversations, the book explores and honors the particular way that each man faces four challenges of living a good old age: Am I still a man? Do I still matter? What is the meaning of my life? Am I loved? Readers will come to see how each man -- even the most famous -- faces universal challenges. Personal stories about work, love, sexuality, and hope mingle with stories about illness, loss and death. This book will strengthen each of us as we and our loved ones anticipate and navigate our way through the passages of old age. "--
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subject_facetAging -- Social aspects -- United States
Old age -- United States
Older men -- United States
Self-help
title_displayOld man country : my search for meaning among the elders
title_fullOld Man Country My Search for Meaning Among the Elders
Old man country : my search for meaning among the elders / Thomas R. Cole, Professor and Director of the McGovern Center for Humanities and Ethics at the University of Texas, Health Science Center in Houston
Old man country : my search for meaning among the elders [electronic resource] / Thomas R. Cole
title_shortOld man country
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Nonfiction
Old age
Older men
Self-Improvement
Self-help
Social aspects
Sociology