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Author Brown, Ian, 1954- author.

Title Sixty : a diary of my sixty-first year : the beginning of the end, or the end of the beginning? / Ian Brown.

Publication Info. New York : The Experiment, 2016.


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Description xi, 299 pages ; 22 cm
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Note "Originally published in Canada by Random House Canada in 2015"--Title page verso.
Summary "From the author of the award-winning The Boy in the Moon comes a wickedly honest and brutally funny account of the year in which Ian Brown truly realized that the man in the mirror was actually...sixty. Sixty is a report from the front, a dispatch from the Maginot Line that divides the middle-aged from the soon to be elderly. As Ian writes, 'It is the age when the body begins to dominate the mind, or vice versa, when time begins to disappear and loom, but never in a good way, when you have no choice but to admit that people have stopped looking your way, and that in fact they stopped twenty years ago.' Ian began keeping a diary with a Facebook post on the morning of February 4, 2014, his sixtieth birthday. As well as keeping a running tally on how he survived the year, Ian explored what being sixty means physically, psychologically and intellectually. 'What pleasures are gone forever? Which ones, if any, are left? What did Beethoven, or Schubert, or Jagger, or Henry Moore, or Lucien Freud do after they turned sixty?' And most importantly, 'How much life can you live in the fourth quarter, not knowing when the game might end?' With formidable candour, he tries to answer this question: 'Does aging and elderliness deserve to be dreaded--and how much of that dread can be held at bay by a reasonable human being?' For that matter, for a man of sixty, what even constitutes reasonableness?"
Subject Brown, Ian, 1954- -- Diaries.
Middle-aged persons -- Canada -- Diaries.
Middle-aged men -- Canada -- Diaries.
Authors, Canadian -- Diaries.
Journalists -- Canada -- Diaries.
Aging -- Psychological aspects.
Birthdays -- Psychological aspects.
Aging -- Social aspects.
Brown, Ian, 1954- -- Travel.
Genre/Form Autobiographies.
Travel writing.
Added Title 60 : a diary of my 61st year : the beginning of the end, or the end of the beginning?
ISBN 9781615193509 (hardcover)
1615193502 (hardcover)

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