Pat Moore is bright, young and attractive. She heads a reserch, design and manufacturing firm in New York City. Then why did Pat Moore spend three years of her life hobbling along sidewalks,stooped and wrinkled appearing for all the world to be a woman of eighty coping with physical change? She is so intrigued by the lifestyle of seniors, that for a brief time, she actualy became one. It became an advanture in empathy and understanding that changed her life-and just might make a difference in yours.
"This is a fascinating story of a gerontology student who decided to disguise herself as an elderly woman and venture out... and see if she was treated differently than when she went out as her 26-year-old self. She discovered it was lonely and frightening to be an old woman . She was often ignored, shortchanged, and even mugged." She also had good experiences. tomfolio.com review
This is a quick read, and very nice. I lowered its rating because: she did this for 3 years and yet, came up with only a small, somewhat superficial book about the experience; she was an industrial designer, yet did not give many examples of how she applied this to her work.
The memoirs & revelations of the author, whom as a young women working in industrial designer, took on the disguise of an elderly women to truly find out what it is like to be old in America.