Saturday, September 26, 2015
Getting old is something inevitable, unavoidable. How you approach the thought of getting old is what makes it worth while or a horrible experience. This collection houses various voices pondering the effects of getting old from mammograms to familial duties. It includes everything from love and happiness to grief and death of loved ones. The tone ranges from comedic and happy to sad and reminiscent.
Each writer has their own unique voice, and they all blend perfectly in this anthology. They each face this topic in their own way and the result is this fantastic book of thought. While each entry is different and focuses on a different aspect of the process, everything flows together well. It doesn't seem mis-mashed or put together randomly. When reading through this book, readers can tell a lot of thought and time went into it's creation. Every one of the 60 entries in this anthology is fantastically written that one cannot pick a favorite, it would be unfair to do so.
This is one of those books that you will want to read multiple times, and share with your friends. While we may get old, this book will not. No matter the era, or person reading it, there is something for everyone. This is a topic everyone deals with and comes to terms with. This anthology takes a look at how others have dealt with it and turned it into an event of reflection and introspect. This book provides a lot of insight and does make one think about the facts of life. I would honestly recommend Getting Old to everyone. I give this book a rating of 4 out of 5, I may need to go back and read it a second time.