Archives: Susan Jacoby

The Myths and Marketing of Old Age

“There is nothing new about old age, no matter what advertisers promise. Mental and physical deterioration, financial difficulties, loneliness may be as much a part of old age for some as healthy, productive golden years will be for others.” On this hour of “All Sides,” one author takes a look at how the American culture romanticizes aging.

The Myths and Marketing of Old Age

“There is nothing new about old age, no matter what advertisers promise. Mental and physical deterioration, financial difficulties, loneliness may be as much a part of old age for some as healthy, productive golden years will be for others.” On this hour of “All Sides,” one author takes a look at how the American culture romanticizes aging.