Suggested Reading

  • bookzThis Chair Rocks: A Manifesto Against Ageism by Ashton Applewhite. The Radical Age Movement is proud to count Ashton as a supporter and member of our steering committee.
  • A Bittersweet Season: Caring for Our Aging Parents and Ourselves by Jane Gross
  • Agewise:  Fighting the New Ageism in America by Margaret Morganroth Gullette
  • Being Mortal:  Medicine and What Matters in the End by Atul Gawande
  • Betrayed:  The Legalization of Age Discrimination by Patricia G. Barnes
  • Emily, Alone: A Novel by Stewart O’Nan
  • Ending Ageism or How Not To Shoot Old People, by Margaret Morganroth Gullette
  • Fear of Dying: A Novel by Erica Jong
  • From Age-Ing to Sage-Ing:  A Revolutionary Approach to Growing Older by Zalman Schachter-Shalomi and Ronald S. Miller


  • How to Age by Anne Karpf
  • Learning to be Old by Margaret Cruikshank
  • Second Wind:  Navigating the Passage to a Slower, Deeper, and More Connected Life by Dr. Bill Thomas
  • The End Game:  How Equality Shapes our Final Years by Corey M. Abramson
  • The Longevity Economy: Unlocking the World’s Fastest-Growing, Most Misunderstood Market, by Joseph F. Coughlin


  • Travels with Epicurus:  A Joourney to a Greek Isand in Search of a Fulfilled Life by Daniel Klein
  • What Are Old People For?: How Elders Will Save the World by William H. Thomas
  • What Your Doctor Won’t Tell You About Getting Older:  An Insider’s Survival Manual by Mark Lachs, M.D.
  • Women in Late Life by Martha Holstein

Additional suggestions welcome!

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