This hopeful, lyrical manifesto of age non-conformism is compelling and debunks myths It arrived on a day when I was in deep confusion and sadness about my age--62. It's highly readable and meticulously researched while at the same time being trenchant and funny. Am I – was I – ageist? I found this author through a New York Times editorial and was led to her website and blog, which I so thoroughly enjoyed. Reviewed in the United States on February 1, 2018. Relief breathes through This Chair Rocks, which begins by describing her transformation brilliantly through the tale of “Not-Ray.”, "Wow. This Chair Rocks: A Manifesto Against Ageism. Far from shaming people who have internalized ageism, she shows even the cosmetically “done” how to undo it. 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. This Chair Rocks: A Manifesto Against Ageism, Ashton Applewhite Perfect Paperback, 288 pages Published March 15th 2016 by Networked Books, Inc. 0996934707 (ISBN13: 9780996934701) Elderhood (Redefining Aging, Transforming Medicine, Reimagining Life). This pithy primer ought ideally to be given to every American adolescent--to inoculate them against the lies and stereotypes that can spoil the long life course they will all want." The book explains the roots of ageism—in history and in our own age denial—and how it divides and debases, examines how ageist myths and … It’s not the color of their skin that makes life harder for people of color; it’s racism. The book’s very cover — red and black and abstract, not palely representational and grayly passive — proclaims its contemporary energy. Her magic formula of naming and shaming may just shake all of us out of complacency and it into action. It arrived on a day when I was in deep confusion and sadness about my age Everything about it, from my invisibility to my neck. There was an error retrieving your Wish Lists. Top subscription boxes – right to your door, © 1996-2020, Amazon.com, Inc. or its affiliates. Expertise pays; polymathy pays exponentially. Ashton Applewhite successfully dissects and challenges many of the assumptions we commonly make about what it means to be old and the often unspoken prejudice of older people. People in my position must hunt for clues - like statistical evidence - and statements and negative treatment that will allow a jury to infer ageism. 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. After viewing product detail pages, look here to find an easy way to navigate back to pages you are interested in. Since then I've been recognized by the New York Times, National Public Radio and the American Society on Aging as an expert on ageism and been published in Harper's and Playboy. --Laurie Anderson, artist "An eloquent and well-researched exposé of the prejudice that feeds age bias, and a passionate argument to mobilize against it. HONORS & RECOGNITION. In our youth obsessed culture, we’re bombarded by … The Racial Healing Handbook: Practical Activities to Help You Challenge Privilege, ... Long Live the Queen: 23 Rules for Living from Britain’s Longest-Reigning Monarch. It connects us empathically with our future selves.”, "Wow. Please try again. That is what this awesome book did for me around age discrimination. I found this author through a New York Times editorial and was led to her website and blog, which I so thoroughly enjoyed. 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! The Court rejected the evidence because an arbitrator had accepted the testimony of the principal - a rule rejected by another part of the country. This Chair Rocks: A Manifesto Against Ageism by Ashton Applewhite review. I now boast about my age, especially as only last year I published to flattering reviews a Memoir of my first three decades, but when I was first eligible for a Senior Railcard I dreaded using it in public. Something went wrong. Enjoy a great reading experience when you buy the Kindle edition of this book. Instead, our system considers things like how recent a review is and if the reviewer bought the item on Amazon. Please try your request again later. Everything about it, from my invisibility to my neck. It also got me invited to join the board of the nascent Council on Contemporary Families, a group of distinguished family scholars. 100% scientific and proven ways to make friends quickly, turn enemies into friends, gain trust, and be flat-out likable. "An eloquent and well-researched exposé of the prejudice that feeds age bias, and a passionate argument to mobilize against it. In 2018 I sold the rights to Celadon Books, a new imprint of Macmillan Publishers, which published it in March, 2019. Is Ageism the "Last Acceptible Prejudice?" .orange-text-color {font-weight:bold; color: #FE971E;}Enjoy features only possible in digital – start reading right away, carry your library with you, adjust the font, create shareable notes and highlights, and more. The author – and the main audience -may be American but this remarkable book should be read by anyone who has been affected by ageism – and that means most of us. Ms. magazine called it "rocket fuel for launching new lives," and it landed me on Phyllis Schlafly's Eagle Forum enemies list. It also analyzes reviews to verify trustworthiness. In my practice, I see long-term employees with good evaluations over a long period of time, suddenly deemed incompetent. The Bull Looks Different: The End of Life, "A compelling case for how we can combat our ageist beliefs." Please try again. I began blogging about aging and ageism in 2007 and started speaking on the subject in July, 2012, which is also when I started the Yo, Is This Ageist? 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! My body is beginning to let me down, but I was ill as a child and no-one assumed it was simply because of my age. Her magic formula of naming and shaming may just shake all of us out of complacency and it into action. I sincerely hope this book achieves the sales it so richly deserves. 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. I belonged to the Artist's Network of Refuse & Resist group that originated the anti-Iraq-invasion slogan and performance pieces titled "Our Grief is Not a Cry for War." I like the perception of old age, as society now sees it, and how it should. "―Laurie Anderson, artist, “Wow. Appealing to a wide audience, it might even serve as a spark for positive social change." An important wake-up call for any baby boomer who's apprehensive about growing old. My first serious book, Cutting Loose: Why Women Who End Their Marriages Do So Well, was published by HarperCollins in 1997. Required reading for both youngsters and 'olders'! I even, in one case, collected the data from the entire Board of Education of New York City and learned that statistically, teachers over 40 were more likely to be charged with incompetence than those under - and with each ten-year increase in age, the chances went up. In a western culture dedicated to youth the idea of growing older is feared and denied. You – and they – will not be disappointed. Everything about it, from my invisibility to my neck. This pithy primer ought ideally to be given to every American adolescent--to inoculate them against the lies and stereotypes that can spoil the long life course they will all want." Enhance your self-awareness without getting lost in a complicated philosophy. A Manifesto Against Ageism. I had a weakness for the kind of jokes that make you cringe and guffaw at the same time, my boss kept telling me to write them down, and the collection turned into the best-selling paperback of 1982. I didn't set out to become a writer. 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tart turns of phrase to captivate the most expert age critic: 'All aging is "successful"--not just the sporty version--otherwise you're dead.' I found myself questioning my own attitudes about ageing. Reviewed in the United States on February 26, 2018. As an 85-year-old Englishwoman I found the energy, the wit and the sheer truth of Ashton Applewhite’s writing a joy – and an education. This book totally rocks. Please try again. Trying to read without bending it - it looks really good! I sincerely hope this book achieves the sales it so richly deserves. — Marc Freedman, CEO of Encore and author of The Big Shift: Navigating the New Life Stage Before Midlife, "A smart and stirring call to add ageism to the list of 'isms' that divide us, and to mobilize against it. The darkness vanishes and, in its place we find an electric vision of new ways of living. Networked Books; 1st edition (March 15, 2016), Age Discrimination Lawyer found this extremely insightful, Reviewed in the United States on March 6, 2017. People in my position must hunt for clues - like statistical evidence - and statements and negative treatment that will allow a jury to infer ageism. Ashton Applewhite, Ashton Applewhite (Read by) CD-Audio. Sold by Marvel Books (We Ship Worldwide!!!) Having been through consciousness-raising in the late 60's around discrimination against women, I know how it feels to have the blindfold ripped off and to see things clearly that were completely invisible before. — Laurie Anderson, artist. (Prices may vary for AK and HI.). List Price: 39.99* * Individual store prices may vary. To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number. Applewhite shows how ageism distorts our view of old age, and urges us to challenge age- based prejudices in ourselves and in society. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on October 28, 2017. Explaining the roots of … Am I – was I – ageist? I went into publishing because I loved to read and didn't have any better ideas. Reviewed in the United States on February 26, 2018. Lively, funny, and deeply researched, her book This Chair Rocks (Celadon Books, 2019) traces her journey from apprehensive boomer to pro-aging radical, and in the process debunks myth after myth about late life. The author – and the main audience -may be American but this remarkable book should be read by anyone who has been affected by ageism – and that means most of us. To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average. After viewing product detail pages, look here to find an easy way to navigate back to pages you are interested in. Your recently viewed items and featured recommendations, Select the department you want to search in. There's a problem loading this menu right now. There was a problem loading your book clubs. You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition. An easy, sensible, welll-researched, thought-provoking and inspiring read. To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average. This author's book gave me so many insights (and now citations) to inferences to be made from statements and actions and I'm so glad I was surfing the web and found this wonderful and important book about fundamental human rights. — 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. — Dr. Bill Thomas, founder of Changing Aging, "This Chair Rocks is radical, exuberant and full of all sorts of facts that erase many of the myths and beliefs about late life. I recommend Elderhood: Redefining Aging, Transforming Medicine, and Reimagining Life by Louise Aronson, This Chair Rocks: A Manifesto Against Ageism … This author's book gave me so many insights (and now citations) to inferences to be made from statements and actions and I'm so glad I was surfing the web and found this wonderful and important book about fundamental human rights. I took the case to the U.S. Supreme Court, and my brief got some notice, but was not accepted for argument. As Applewhite defines and describes ageism, new ways of seeing and being in the world emerge, empowering everyone to see things as they really are." 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. --Katha Pollitt, poet, essayist and Nation columnist "Sometimes a writer does us all a great favor and switches on a light. "; Answer: "Blanche Knott"), and as Blanche made publishing history by occupying four of the fifteen spots on the New York Times bestseller list. — Stephanie Coontz, author, The Way We Never Were: American families and the Nostalgia Trap. Yes! Reading more about aging and ageism is a good start. I want to live in a world where ageism is just a memory, and 'This Chair Rocks' illuminates the path." Find all the books, read about the author, and more. "This Chair Rocks is radical, exuberant, and full of all sorts of facts that erase many of the myths and beliefs about late life. I’m making my way to the old age I want, and it won’t look like his.” Rightly, for this book, age “denial” is her first target. This Chair Rocks: A Manif... This books should be essential reading for both youngsters and 'olders'. Is Ageism the "Last Acceptible Prejudice?" "A knowledgeable, straight-talking, and witty book that briskly explains to anyone how-wrong-we-are-about-aging. I never use the word empower, but this book has empowered me." 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. We work hard to protect your security and privacy. and ships from Amazon Fulfillment. --Pepper Schwartz, Professor of Sociology, University of Washington and AARP Ambassador. "), but jokes about "I've fallen and I can't get up are endemic without a second look. Later, the Supreme Court made it harder for aggrieved employees to sue. 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 … As Applewhite defines and describes ageism, new ways of seeing and being in the world emerge, empowering everyone to see things as they really are." Offering much food for thought and abundant realistic steps to engender positive change, Applewhite's guide is an essential tool for enjoying healthy and happy aging.” ―Booklist, "This Chair Rocks is radical, exuberant, and full of all sorts of facts that erase many of the myths and beliefs about late life. Applewhite has a succinct story about how she personally overcame her own ageism and how charmed she is to be happier about getting older. There was a problem loading your book clubs. Previous page of related Sponsored Products. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on November 29, 2017. This books should be essential reading for both youngsters and 'olders'. Our payment security system encrypts your information during transmission. There's a problem loading this menu right now. I've heard that said about casual anti-Semitism ("Jew him down"), casual homophobia ("that's so Gay! Build a world-class skillset that will make you unique and irreplaceable. Enjoy a great reading experience when you buy the Kindle edition of this book. Within four or five wise, passionate pages, I had found insight, illumination and inspiration. This should be a must read book for everyone from age 12 to 112. the wit and the sheer truth of Ashton Applewhite’s writing a joy – and an education, Reviewed in the United Kingdom on April 18, 2016. Lively, funny, and deeply researched, This Chair Rocks traces Applewhite's journey from apprehensive boomer to pro-aging radical, and in the process debunks myth after myth about late life. She kept my attention all the way. 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 … Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Later, the Supreme Court made it harder for aggrieved employees to sue. 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. It arrived on a day when I was in deep confusion and sadness about my age--62. 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. “Specific concerns replaced nameless dread.” Still it was a move forward in her thinking: “I graduated to what I came to call I’m Not Ray — Stage Two: trumpet the fact that Ray and I are the same age, because see how much younger I look!” With more knowledge came Stage Three: “I’m not Ray. Please try again. This Chair Rocks is very fully researched but is reader-friendly for the non-academic. I've heard that said about casual anti-Semitism ("Jew him down"), casual homophobia ("that's so Gay! 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." This Chair Rocks A Manifesto Against Ageism. 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. You are destined to achieve big things and this book will show you how. In my practice, I see long-term employees with good evaluations over a long period of time, suddenly deemed incompetent. You – and they – will not be disappointed. But it's a breath of fresh air, and made me think hard about the internalized shame that currently surrounds aging. This must-read book is also a fun-read for every age. This shopping feature will continue to load items when the Enter key is pressed. I found myself questioning my own attitudes about ageing. This Chair Rocks: A Manifesto Against Ageism by Ashton Applewhite has an overall rating of Rave based on 6 book reviews. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on October 28, 2017. Please try again. 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." --Marc Freedman, CEO of Encore and author of "The Big Shift: Navigating the New Life Stage Before Midlife" "A smart and stirring call to add ageism to the list of 'isms' that divide us, and to mobilize against it. --Dr. Bill Thomas, founder of Changing Aging "'This Chair Rocks' is radical, exuberant and full of all sorts of facts that erase many of the myths and beliefs about late life. I never use the word empower, but this book has empowered me." She kept my attention all the way. ―Dr. In the process, Conley … Little shots of self-help are required in a manifesto against an unfamiliar -ism. This chair rocks: a manifesto against ageism Applewhite, Ashton. This should be a must read book for everyone from age 12 to 112. the wit and the sheer truth of Ashton Applewhite’s writing a joy – and an education, Reviewed in the United Kingdom on April 18, 2016. Perhaps it’s because I’m creeping closer to turning … Having been through consciousness-raising in the late 60's around discrimination against women, I know how it feels to have the blindfold ripped off and to see things clearly that were completely invisible before. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required. We don’t share your credit card details with third-party sellers, and we don’t sell your information to others. 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. Her passion and focus are tackling ageism and its insidious penetration into the fabric of society. Unable to add item to List. In our youth obsessed culture, we’re bombarded by media images and messages about the despairs and declines of … 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 … I like the perception of old age, as society now sees it, and how it should. Lively, funny, and deeply researched, This Chair Rocks traces Applewhite’s journey from apprehensive boomer to pro-aging radical, and in the process debunks myth after myth about late life. ―Library Journal, Starred Review, “An upbeat, empathetic, and practical guide to becoming "an old person in training." My body is beginning to let me down, but I was ill as a child and no-one assumed it was simply because of my age. The website offers videos and resources to raise … The catalyst for Cutting Loose was puzzlement: why was our notion of women's lives after divorce (visualize depressed dame on barstool) so different from the happy and energized reality? More than a fantastic bestseller, a fantastic way to look at life. As Applewhite defines and describes ageism, new ways of seeing and being in … Find out more about This Chair Rocks: A Manifesto Against … has been added to your Cart. Prime members enjoy FREE Delivery and exclusive access to music, movies, TV shows, original audio series, and Kindle books. -- 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. Reviewed in the United States on March 25, 2016. Last Christmas one of my sisters gave me a copy of the book This Chair Rocks: A Manifesto Against Ageism, by Ashton Applewhite. I want to live in a world where ageism is just a memory, and This Chair Rocks illuminates the path." Last Christmas one of my sisters gave me a copy of the book This Chair Rocks: A Manifesto Against Ageism, by Ashton Applewhite.. Perhaps it’s because I’m creeping closer to turning … This Chair Rocks is very fully researched but is reader-friendly for the non-academic. 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. ―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. --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." Member of the 2018 Yerba Buena … Author and activist Ashton Applewhite believed them too until she realized where this prejudice comes from and the damage it does. 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I never use the word empower, but this book has empowered me.”―Anne Lamott, New York Times bestselling author, "Sometimes a writer does us all a great favor and switches on a light. It also analyzes reviews to verify trustworthiness. Reviewed in the United States on February 1, 2018. Other Editions of This Title: Digital … 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.' Explaining the roots of ageism … — Katha Pollitt, poet, essayist and Nation columnist, "Sometimes a writer does us all a great favor and switches on a light. A present for my sister. My book, This Chair Rocks: A Manifesto Against Ageism, was published in March, 2019 by Celadon Books, a new division of Macmillan, Inc. Yes! Within four or five wise, passionate pages, I had found insight, illumination and inspiration. 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. A present for my sister. The book explains the roots of ageism in … 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. Required reading for both youngsters and 'olders'! 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 "―Pepper Schwartz, AARP Ambassador. Ashton Applewhite's recently published book, This Chair Rocks--A Manifesto against Ageism--beautifully describes why we should care and, almost as importantly, why we should combat ageism. Lively, funny, and deeply researched, Wintering: The Power of Rest and Retreat in Difficult Times, From Age-Ing to Sage-Ing: A Revolutionary Approach to Growing Older, Life Gets Better: The Unexpected Pleasures of Growing Older, Disrupt Aging: A Bold New Path to Living Your Best Life at Every Age, Ending Ageism; or, How Not to Shoot Old People (Global Perspectives on Aging), Margaret Gullette, Los Angeles Review of Books (8 June 2016) Along comes Ashton Applewhite with a book we have been waiting for. — Pepper Schwartz, Professor of Sociology, University of Washington and AARP Ambassador. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on November 29, 2017. 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. Part manifesto and part playbook, Wisdom @ Work ignites an urgent conversation about ageism in the workplace, calling on us to treat age as we would other type of diversity. Applewhite shows how ageism distorts our view of old age, and urges us to challenge age- based prejudices in ourselves and in society. Our payment security system encrypts your information during transmission. Snap! Find all the books, read about the author, and more. Author, activist, and TED speaker Ashton Applewhite has written a rousing manifesto calling for an end to discrimination and prejudice on the basis of age. That is what this awesome book did for me around age discrimination. This Chair Rocks: A Manifesto Against Ageism. Ray was a conservative white-haired man in her office, whom she discovered with panic to be her own age. 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