The Resource Sixty : a diary of my sixty-first year : the beginning of the end, or the end of the beginning?, Ian Brown

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

Label
Sixty : a diary of my sixty-first year : the beginning of the end, or the end of the beginning?
Title
Sixty
Title remainder
a diary of my sixty-first year : the beginning of the end, or the end of the beginning?
Statement of responsibility
Ian Brown
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Ian Brown began keeping a diary of his sixty-first year with a Facebook post on the morning of February 4, 2014, his sixtieth birthday. As well as wanting to maintain a running tally on how he survived the year, Brown set out to explore 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 Lucian Freud do after they turned sixty?' And more importantly, 'How much life can you live in the fourth quarter, not knowing when the game might end?'"--Provided by publisher
  • "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?"--Amazon.com
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1954-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Brown, Ian
Dewey number
305.244/1
Index
no index present
LC call number
CT310.B758
LC item number
A3 2016
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Brown, Ian
  • Brown, Ian
  • Middle-aged persons
  • Middle-aged men
  • Authors, Canadian
  • Journalists
  • Aging
  • Birthdays
  • Aging
Target audience
adult
Label
Sixty : a diary of my sixty-first year : the beginning of the end, or the end of the beginning?, Ian Brown
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Publication
Copyright
Note
"Originally published in Canada by Random House Canada in 2015"--Title page verso
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xi, 299 pages
Isbn
9781615193509
Lccn
2016012152
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)933272439
  • 1485836
  • (OCoLC)ocn933272439
  • 1485836
Label
Sixty : a diary of my sixty-first year : the beginning of the end, or the end of the beginning?, Ian Brown
Publication
Copyright
Note
"Originally published in Canada by Random House Canada in 2015"--Title page verso
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xi, 299 pages
Isbn
9781615193509
Lccn
2016012152
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)933272439
  • 1485836
  • (OCoLC)ocn933272439
  • 1485836

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