In 2015 I was included in a list of 100 inspiring women--along with Arundhati Roy, Aung Sang Suu Kyi, Germaine Greer, Naomi Klein, Pussy Riot, and other remarkable activists--who are committed to social change. Bring your club to Amazon Book Clubs, start a new book club and invite your friends to join, or find a club that’s right for you for free. This book totally rocks. Whether you relate through being older now or recognize that aging is in your future, this is one of the most important books you'll ever read." But it's a breath of fresh air, and made me think hard about the internalized shame that currently surrounds aging. Yes! Author and activist Ashton Applewhite believed them too until she realized where this prejudice comes from and the damage it does. There's radical news here to enlighten the most "done" starlet, and ?tart turns of phrase to captivate the most expert age critic: 'All aging is "successful"--not just the sporty version--otherwise you're dead.' Enhance your self-awareness without getting lost in a complicated philosophy. This book totally rocks. Please try again. ―FORBES, “Her humor, high-energy writing, and emphasis on positive ways to view and experience age contribute to making this a valuable resource, an agent for social change, and an enjoyable read.”―Publishers Weekly, Starred Review, "[This Chair Rocks] provides a positive view of aging that is sorely missing in today’s popular culture. A similar question gave rise to This Chair Rocks: why is our view of late life so unrelievedly grim when the lived reality is so different? Her passion and focus are tackling ageism and its insidious penetration into the fabric of society. Instead, our system considers things like how recent a review is and if the reviewer bought the item on Amazon. I quibble with a few things -- I think she underestimates the fragility of aging bodies (75 and up) in the face of extreme forms of medical care, and sometimes I disagree with her use of statistics to paint a rosier picture than I think is warranted. Instead, our system considers things like how recent a review is and if the reviewer bought the item on Amazon. Prime members enjoy FREE Delivery and exclusive access to music, movies, TV shows, original audio series, and Kindle books. Ashton is the author of This Chair Rocks: A Manifesto Against Ageism … I self-published This Chair Rocks: A Manifesto Against Ageism. This Chair Rocks: A Manifesto Against Ageism User Review - Book Verdict Activist and TED speaker Applewhite leaps from her eponymous blog to a full-scale work exploring the history and … What makes it even more appealing is that the book is not written in academic speak but in a style that is immediately accessible and, yes, even funny at times too! This Chair Rocks A Manifesto Against Ageism. She explains what those are and provides a plan to fight ageism in This Chair Rocks: A Manifesto Against Ageism, which started out in 2016 as a self-published tome but is being reissued this week by Celadon Books. Reviewed in the United States on February 1, 2018. Ashton Applewhite, Ashton Applewhite (Read by) CD-Audio. Last Christmas one of my sisters gave me a copy of the book This Chair Rocks: A Manifesto Against Ageism, by Ashton Applewhite. It has been hailed in the USA as ‘The new Betty Friedan, a book whose time has come.’ Whatever your age, read it, give it to your children, your grandchildren, the stranger who assumes you are helpless. But it's a breath of fresh air, and made me think hard about the internalized shame that currently surrounds aging. The book explains the roots of ageism in … In 2018 I sold the rights to Celadon Books, a new imprint of Macmillan Publishers, which published it in March, 2019. An easy, sensible, welll-researched, thought-provoking and inspiring read. In order to navigate out of this carousel please use your heading shortcut key to navigate to the next or previous heading. — Pepper Schwartz, Professor of Sociology, University of Washington and AARP Ambassador. There was an error retrieving your Wish Lists. Please try your request again later. "), but jokes about "I've fallen and I can't get up are endemic without a second look. The darkness vanishes, and in its place we find an electric vision of new ways of living...This Chair Rocks illuminates the path." Ashton Applewhite's new book This Chair Rocks: A Manifesto Against Ageism is a wake-up call, especially for those who have the urge to make a difference while here, alive, and with the heart … There's radical news here to enlighten the most "done" starlet, and
tart turns of phrase to captivate the most expert age critic: 'All aging is "successful"--not just the sporty version--otherwise you're dead.' It's highly readable and meticulously researched while at the same time being trenchant and funny. And it’s ageism, far more than the passage of time, that makes growing older harder for all of us.” ― Ashton Applewhite, This Chair Rocks: A Manifesto Against Ageism People in my position must hunt for clues - like statistical evidence - and statements and negative treatment that will allow a jury to infer ageism. The following is an excerpt from This Chair Rocks. She wanted to hide this from her co-workers: “They’ll think I’m old too.” That was Stage One, as she thought to herself: “I’m not Ray.” Then she started interviewing 80- and 90-year-olds, and got a “first jolt of fresh old air” about what later life was really like. In This Chair Rocks: A Manifesto against Ageism, Ashton Applewhite has created an informative and entertaining guide for living the second half of our lives with confidence and power. Polymath: Master Multiple Disciplines, Learn New Skills, Think Flexibly, and Become... 10 Costly Medicare Mistakes You Can't Afford to Make, The Cafe on the Edge of the World: A Story About the Meaning of Life. Everything about it, from my invisibility to my neck. Age Discrimination Lawyer found this extremely insightful, Reviewed in the United States on March 6, 2017. "A knowledgeable, straight-talking, and witty book that briskly explains to anyone how-wrong-we-are-about-aging. HONORS & RECOGNITION. Am I – was I – ageist? . Our payment security system encrypts your information during transmission. It is both a … Love: Fall In Love Again: Marriage Advice for a Lasting Relationship - Rekindle Lov... Droplets: KNOWN is the manifestation of UNKNOWN. Applewhite's manifesto comes at a time of accelerating global ageing, and - despite its largely North American setting - is a much needed jolt to move people all over the world to join the revolution against ageism. Until This Chair Rocks we haven’t had a single compact book that blows up myths seven to a page like fireworks. Ashton Applewhite spoke on ageism … Local laws, like those in New York City lessen the burden, but "out with the old in with the new" is presumptively accepted in the workplace, and the employer will find a way to get rid of an employee for some reason or another. Find all the books, read about the author, and more. We work hard to protect your security and privacy. 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