A meditation is exactly what this book is: a wandering, thoughtful, and ultimately open-ended examination of aging and what it means to age well. The author is a knowledgeable philosopher, well able to explain the thoughts of a dazzling range of thinkers. In the end – and to the extent that the book has a conclusion – he seems to arrive at a measure of Zen mindfulness: a valuable old age is best achieved by being the old man, by exploring what the state has to offer, and not wanting it to be other than it is.
Finished on Thu, 11 Feb 2016 14:01:49 -0800. Rating 4/5.