Mini Book Review: Out of Time


Out of Time

Buy “Out of Time: The Pleasures and the Perils of Ageing”

Out of Time, by Lynne Segal, is a fascinating look at aging and the differences between perceptions of women and of men as they age–both their own perceptions, and the perceptions of others.  Of particular note is the work of May Sarton, who I was not familiar with, but who journaled her own life over many years even after having a stroke. It’s interesting to note how aging male movie actors and television personalities are portrayed vs. how their female counterparts are portrayed. Old men can be distinguished, but old women are mostly just pitiable in the media. This 5-star book has sparked an interest in researching gender and aging for myself, and certainly reading some May Sarton.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s