A Manifesto Against Ageism, a Social Science Book Talk & Signing
Ashton Applewhite, author and activist, has been recognized by the New York Times, the New Yorker, NPR, and the American Society on Aging as an expert on ageism. She will discuss and sign This Chair Rocks: A Manifesto Against Ageism ($26.99 Celadon Books).
Lively, funny, and deeply researched, This Chair Rocks traces her journey from apprehensive boomer to pro-aging radical, and in the process debunks myth after myth about late life. Explaining the roots of ageism in history and how it divides and debases, Applewhite examines how ageist stereotypes cripple the way our brains and bodies function, looks at ageism in the workplace and the bedroom, exposes the cost of the all-American myth of independence, critiques the portrayal of elders as burdens to society, describes what an all-age-friendly world would look like, and offers a rousing call to action.
ABOUT THE EVENT
This event is free and open to the public. End time may vary. Can't make it to the event? To request an autographed copy, please click on the "Add to Cart" button for the book and be sure to mention you'd like an autographed copy in comments portion of your order.