Growing older? This book will inspire you!
I turned 62 this year and wanted to see what a great writer would say about aging.
M.F.K. Fisher is an expert at framing the situation in a way that provides compassion, understanding and "Oh, Well" to the processes. A great read.
Fifteen remarkable stories by one of the most admired writers of our time.
In these fifteen remarkable stories, M.F.K. Fisher, one of the most admired writers of our time, embraces age as St. Francis welcomed Brother Pain. With a saint to guide us, she writes in her Foreword, perhaps we can accept in a loving way "the inevitable visits of a possibly nagging harpy like Sister Age" But in the stories, it is the human strength in the unavoidable encounter with the end of life that Mrs. Fisher dramatizes so powerfully. Other themes -- the importance of witnessing death, the marvelous resilience of the old, the passing of vanity -- are all explored with insight, sympathy and, often, a sly wit.
Book has more than average wear. Well-thumbed but clean pages, slightly curled covers. Still fully readable.