Please try again. --Pepper Schwartz, Professor of Sociology, University of Washington and AARP Ambassador. 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. 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 … Is Ageism the "Last Acceptible Prejudice?" … Develop your own personal gravity with concrete skills to stand out, be noticed, and captivate people. After viewing product detail pages, look here to find an easy way to navigate back to pages you are interested in. 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. 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. 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." An important wake-up call for any baby boomer who's apprehensive about growing old." Find all the books, read about the author, and more. Member of the 2018 Yerba Buena … Within four or five wise, passionate pages, I had found insight, illumination, and inspiration. It’s not the color of their skin that makes life harder for people of color; it’s racism. Author and activist Ashton Applewhite believed them too until she realized where this prejudice comes from and the damage it does. Reviewed in the United States on March 25, 2016. 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. 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. In 2018 I sold the rights to Celadon Books, a new imprint of Macmillan Publishers, which published it in March, 2019. It swaps purpose and intent for dread and denial. Unable to add item to List. --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. I found this author through a New York Times editorial and was led to her website and blog, which I so thoroughly enjoyed. Instead, our system considers things like how recent a review is and if the reviewer bought the item on Amazon. Ashton Applewhite spoke on ageism … I've heard that said about casual anti-Semitism ("Jew him down"), casual homophobia ("that's so Gay! My first serious book, Cutting Loose: Why Women Who End Their Marriages Do So Well, was published by HarperCollins in 1997. 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.' After viewing product detail pages, look here to find an easy way to navigate back to pages you are interested in. Am I – was I – ageist? An easy, sensible, welll-researched, thought-provoking and inspiring read. Relief breathes through This Chair Rocks, which begins by describing her transformation brilliantly through the tale of “Not-Ray.”, "Wow. Previous page of related Sponsored Products. This Chair Rocks . But it's a breath of fresh air, and made me think hard about the internalized shame that currently surrounds aging. 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. "; Answer: "Blanche Knott"), and as Blanche made publishing history by occupying four of the fifteen spots on the New York Times bestseller list. It also analyzes reviews to verify trustworthiness. The following is an excerpt from This Chair Rocks. There was a problem loading your book clubs. In my practice, I see long-term employees with good evaluations over a long period of time, suddenly deemed incompetent. "―Laurie Anderson, artist, “Wow. Am I – was I – ageist? (Prices may vary for AK and HI.). and ships from Amazon Fulfillment. blog. Top subscription boxes – right to your door, © 1996-2020, Amazon.com, Inc. or its affiliates. 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. Since 2000 I've been on staff at the American Museum of Natural History, where I write about everything under the Sun. .orange-text-color {color: #FE971E;} Discover additional details about the events, people, and places in your book, with Wikipedia integration. Please try again. An important wake-up call for any baby boomer who's apprehensive about growing old." Access your inner power. Required reading for both youngsters and 'olders'! . 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 … This Chair Rocks: A Manif... Before Applewhite set out on an 11-city tour, she sat down with Considerable to talk about the many aspects of ageism … Applewhite shows how ageism distorts our view of old age, and urges us to challenge age- based prejudices in ourselves and in society. 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Ashton is the author of This Chair Rocks: A Manifesto Against Ageism … 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. Polymath: Master Multiple Disciplines, Learn New Skills, Think Flexibly, and Become... 10 Costly Medicare Mistakes You Can't Afford to Make, The Cafe on the Edge of the World: A Story About the Meaning of Life. It arrived on a day when I was in deep confusion and sadness about my age--62. 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.' 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. This book totally rocks. ―Library Journal, Starred Review, “An upbeat, empathetic, and practical guide to becoming "an old person in training." 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. This Chair Rocks: A Manifesto Against Ageism. 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. Instead, our system considers things like how recent a review is and if the reviewer bought the item on Amazon. A similar question gave rise to This Chair Rocks: why is our view of late life so unrelievedly grim when the lived reality is so different? This Chair Rocks: A Manifesto Against Ageism by Ashton Applewhite Rooted in a massive amount of research, “ THIS CHAIR ROCKS: A Manifesto Against Ageism” heralds truth in lieu … Anti-ageism now boasts a popular champion, activist, and epigrammatist in the lineage of Martial and Dorothy Parker. 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. — Pepper Schwartz, Professor of Sociology, University of Washington and AARP Ambassador. This Chair Rocks: A Manifesto Against Ageism, Ashton Applewhite Perfect Paperback, 288 pages Published March 15th 2016 by Networked Books, Inc. 0996934707 (ISBN13: 9780996934701) Please try again. Elderhood (Redefining Aging, Transforming Medicine, Reimagining Life). Her magic formula of naming and shaming may just shake all of us out of complacency and it into action. It's highly readable and meticulously researched while at the same time being trenchant and funny. 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! Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required. I took the case to the U.S. Supreme Court, and my brief got some notice, but was not accepted for argument. 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 "A knowledgeable, straight-talking, and witty book that briskly explains to anyone how-wrong-we-are-about-aging. “This punishing old/young binary –– old/no-longer-young, actually –– consigns two-thirds of us to second-class status,” she writes, “a meekly self-imposed exile to the wrong side of the velvet rope.”, To help us understand our own journeys dealing with ageism, Applewhite shares the gradual raising of her own consciousness, a process she freely admits is ongoing, as it should be for all of us. We're so glad you decided to gather to study Ashton Applewhite's book, "This Chair Rocks: A Manifesto Against Ageism!" 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. ―Kirkus Reviews, “Applewhite offers a fierce and funny yet practical and thoughtful manifesto on how such negativity can be combated on individual and societal levels. Within four or five wise, passionate pages, I had found insight, illumination and inspiration. I took the case to the U.S. Supreme Court, and my brief got some notice, but was not accepted for argument. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on October 28, 2017. There's a problem loading this menu right now. 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. You are destined to achieve big things and this book will show you how. I went into publishing because I loved to read and didn't have any better ideas. 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 found this author through a New York Times editorial and was led to her website and blog, which I so thoroughly enjoyed. A present for my sister. — 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." Something went wrong. This chair rocks: a manifesto against ageism Applewhite, Ashton. .orange-text-color {color: #FE971E;} Explore your book, then jump right back to where you left off with Page Flip. Please try again. The book’s very cover — red and black and abstract, not palely representational and grayly passive — proclaims its contemporary energy. These items are shipped from and sold by different sellers. We work hard to protect your security and privacy. 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." Your recently viewed items and featured recommendations, Select the department you want to search in. Snap! Please try your request again later. The darkness vanishes and, in its place we find an electric vision of new ways of living. ―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. 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? Build a world-class skillset that will make you unique and irreplaceable. Applewhite, Next Avenue’s 2016 Influencer of the Year and the author of a new book, This Chair Rocks: A Manifesto Against Ageism, uses this analogy to describe a new perspective on aging … 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. Expertise pays; polymathy pays exponentially. Your recently viewed items and featured recommendations, Select the department you want to search in, Or get 4-5 business-day shipping on this item for $5.99 The truth is always simple, and so does life. Reviewed in the United States on February 26, 2018. Everything about it, from my invisibility to my neck. This Chair Rocks is very fully researched but is reader-friendly for the non-academic. Snap! In order to navigate out of this carousel please use your heading shortcut key to navigate to the next or previous heading. More than a fantastic bestseller, a fantastic way to look at life. There was a problem loading your book clubs. To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average. "This Chair Rocks is radical, exuberant, and full of all sorts of facts that erase many of the myths and beliefs about late life. To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number. This hopeful, lyrical manifesto of age non-conformism is compelling and debunks myths Applewhite has a succinct story about how she personally overcame her own ageism and how charmed she is to be happier about getting older. It also analyzes reviews to verify trustworthiness. You can … This shopping feature will continue to load items when the Enter key is pressed. Yes! This Chair Rocks traces her journey from apprehensive boomer to pro-aging radical, and in the process debunks myth after myth about late life. — Katha Pollitt, poet, essayist and Nation columnist, "Sometimes a writer does us all a great favor and switches on a light. Ray’s going to be happy as a clam in Florida: it’s the old age he wants. In order to navigate out of this carousel please use your heading shortcut key to navigate to the next or previous heading. I didn't set out to become a writer. 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. "), but jokes about "I've fallen and I can't get up are endemic without a second look. I self-published This Chair Rocks: A Manifesto Against Ageism. ―Dr. 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. Applewhite shows how ageism distorts our view of old age, and urges us to challenge age- based prejudices in ourselves and in society. 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. People in my position must hunt for clues - like statistical evidence - and statements and negative treatment that will allow a jury to infer ageism. — 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 also got me invited to join the board of the nascent Council on Contemporary Families, a group of distinguished family scholars. You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition. 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. List Price: 39.99* * Individual store prices may vary. Reviewed in the United States on March 25, 2016. HONORS & RECOGNITION. Ms. magazine called it "rocket fuel for launching new lives," and it landed me on Phyllis Schlafly's Eagle Forum enemies list. Something went wrong. Later, the Supreme Court made it harder for aggrieved employees to sue. I sincerely hope this book achieves the sales it so richly deserves. An important wake-up call for any baby boomer who's apprehensive about growing old. This books should be essential reading for both youngsters and 'olders'. The darkness vanishes and, in its place we find an electric vision of new ways of living. The book explains the roots of ageism in … There was an error retrieving your Wish Lists. 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. Ashton Applewhite, Ashton Applewhite (Read by) CD-Audio. She kept my attention all the way. I never use the word empower, but this book has empowered me." has been added to your Cart. 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. Explaining the roots of ageism … 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. Our payment security system encrypts your information during transmission. 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. This Chair Rocks A Manifesto Against Ageism. .orange-text-color {font-weight:bold; color: #FE971E;}View high quality images that let you zoom in to take a closer look. In our youth obsessed culture, we’re bombarded by media images and messages about the despairs and declines of … 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. Yes! .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 Court rejected the evidence because an arbitrator had accepted the testimony of the principal - a rule rejected by another part of the country. 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! Find out more about This Chair Rocks: A Manifesto Against … Age Discrimination Lawyer found this extremely insightful, Reviewed in the United States on March 6, 2017. A Manifesto Against Ageism. I sincerely hope this book achieves the sales it so richly deserves. Prime members enjoy FREE Delivery and exclusive access to music, movies, TV shows, original audio series, and Kindle books. 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 books should be essential reading for both youngsters and 'olders'. Networked Books; 1st edition (March 15, 2016), Age Discrimination Lawyer found this extremely insightful, Reviewed in the United States on March 6, 2017. Clear and updated information for a healthier and more fulfilling lifestyle! There was an error retrieving your Wish Lists. As a contributing editor of IEEE Spectrum magazine, I went to Laos to cover a village getting internet access via a bicycle-powered computer. 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. In my practice, I see long-term employees with good evaluations over a long period of time, suddenly deemed incompetent. 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 … It arrived on a day when I was in deep confusion and sadness about my age--62. This Chair Rocks: A Manifesto Against Ageism by Ashton Applewhite review. I want to live in a world where ageism is just a memory, and 'This Chair Rocks' illuminates the path." Perhaps it’s because I’m creeping closer to turning … It is both a … 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. Our payment security system encrypts your information during transmission. Know the KNOWN to know UNKNOWN. — 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. 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." 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. Other Editions of This Title: Digital … She explains what those are and provides a plan to fight ageism in This Chair Rocks: A Manifesto Against Ageism, which started out in 2016 as a self-published tome but is being reissued this week by Celadon Books. Reading more about aging and ageism is a good start. --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. 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. "), but jokes about "I've fallen and I can't get up are endemic without a second look. 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. "―Pepper Schwartz, AARP Ambassador. It's highly readable and meticulously researched while at the same time being trenchant and funny. Enjoy a great reading experience when you buy the Kindle edition of this book. My book, This Chair Rocks: A Manifesto Against Ageism, was published in March, 2019 by Celadon Books, a new division of Macmillan, Inc. 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. Ray was a conservative white-haired man in her office, whom she discovered with panic to be her own age. 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. We work hard to protect your security and privacy. Are you ready for the challenge? In This Chair Rocks: A Manifesto against Ageism, Ashton Applewhite has created an informative and entertaining guide for living the second half of our lives with confidence and power. Snap! I like the perception of old age, as society now sees it, and how it should. In a western culture dedicated to youth the idea of growing older is feared and denied. 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 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. “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. — Stephanie Coontz, author, The Way We Never Were: American families and the Nostalgia Trap. This must-read book is also a fun-read for every age." This Chair Rocks: A Manifesto Against Ageism by Ashton Applewhite has an overall rating of Rave based on 6 book reviews.

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