I took the case to the U.S. Supreme Court, and my brief got some notice, but was not accepted for argument. Other Editions of This Title: Digital … Build a world-class skillset that will make you unique and irreplaceable. I took the case to the U.S. Supreme Court, and my brief got some notice, but was not accepted for argument. I like the perception of old age, as society now sees it, and how it should. We're so glad you decided to gather to study Ashton Applewhite's book, "This Chair Rocks: A Manifesto Against Ageism!" Age Discrimination Lawyer found this extremely insightful, Reviewed in the United States on March 6, 2017. I never use the word empower, but this book has empowered me." Prime members enjoy FREE Delivery and exclusive access to music, movies, TV shows, original audio series, and Kindle books. Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. There was a problem loading your book clubs. and ships from Amazon Fulfillment. Within four or five wise, passionate pages, I had found insight, illumination and inspiration. To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average. Unable to add item to List. — Katha Pollitt, poet, essayist and Nation columnist, "Sometimes a writer does us all a great favor and switches on a light. I self-published This Chair Rocks: A Manifesto Against Ageism. -- Stephanie Coontz, author, "The Way We Never Were: American families and the Nostalgia Trap" "A knowledgeable, straight-talking, and witty book that briskly explains to anyone how-wrong-we-are-about-aging. That is what this awesome book did for me around age discrimination. She threads the needle, neither denying the realities of aging, nor bemoaning them, nor giving in to "90-year-old marathon runner syndrome," -- those chipper news features about exceptions to the rule. Ray’s going to be happy as a clam in Florida: it’s the old age he wants. Later, the Supreme Court made it harder for aggrieved employees to sue. Networked Books; 1st edition (March 15, 2016), Age Discrimination Lawyer found this extremely insightful, Reviewed in the United States on March 6, 2017. Trying to read without bending it - it looks really good! She proudly embraces the role of “Old Person in Training,” stating that the process to become one “acknowledges the inevitability of oldness while relegating it to the future, albeit at an ever-smaller remove. The darkness vanishes, and in its place we find an electric vision of new ways of living...This Chair Rocks illuminates the path." Her magic formula of naming and shaming may just shake all of us out of complacency and it into action. Explaining the roots of ageism in history and how it divides and debases, Applewhite examines how ageist stereotypes cripple the way our brains and bodies function, looks at ageism in the workplace and the bedroom, exposes the cost of the all-American myth of independence, critiques the portrayal of … More than a fantastic bestseller, a fantastic way to look at life. This Chair Rocks: A Manif... After viewing product detail pages, look here to find an easy way to navigate back to pages you are interested in. 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. Bill Thomas, founder of ChangingAging, "A smart and stirring call to add ageism to the list of 'isms' that divide us, and to mobilize against it. An easy, sensible, welll-researched, thought-provoking and inspiring read. --Anne Lamott, New York Times best-selling author "Vibrant, energetic, fact-filled and funny, 'This Chair Rocks' is a call to arms not just for older people but for our whole society." It arrived on a day when I was in deep confusion and sadness about my age--62. Community Book Discussion: This Chair Rocks: A Manifesto against Ageism Friday, January 15, 2021 at 10:30 AM via Zoom Hosted by Littleton’s Elder and Human Services Department … It is both a … It connects us empathically with our future selves.”, "Wow. Yes! There was a problem loading your book clubs. This Chair Rocks . 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. That wrinkles are embarrassing, and old people useless. 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. Unable to add item to List. Applewhite shows how ageism distorts our view of old age, and urges us to challenge age- based prejudices in ourselves and in society. Relief breathes through This Chair Rocks, which begins by describing her transformation brilliantly through the tale of “Not-Ray.”, "Wow. Please try again. --Margaret Morganroth Gullette, author of Aged by Culture and the prize-winning Agewise and Declining to Decline "Ashton Applewhite is a visionary whose time has come, tackling one of the most persistent biases of our day with originality, verve, and humor. It arrived on a day when I was in deep confusion and sadness about my age--62. Wintering: The Power of Rest and Retreat in Difficult Times, Elderhood (Redefining Aging, Transforming Medicine, Reimagining Life), Life Gets Better: The Unexpected Pleasures of Growing Older, Disrupt Aging: A Bold New Path to Living Your Best Life at Every Age, The Longevity Economy: Unlocking the World's Fastest-Growing, Most Misunderstood Market, The Solo Ager Estate Plan: Trust and Estate Essentials for Single, Childless Seniors, Companion Journal: Maybe You Should Talk To Someone, The House of You: 5 Workforce Preparation Tips for a Successful Career. Lively, funny, and deeply researched, This Chair Rocks traces her journey from apprehensive boomer to pro-aging radical, and in the process debunks myth after myth about late life. Within four or five wise, passionate pages, I had found insight, illumination, and inspiration. Enjoy a great reading experience when you buy the Kindle edition of this book. 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