Sunday, October 12, 2008

PAST: BOOK TALK: Dudley Clendinen, TUES, Oct 14th at NAS Keck Center, 6:00pm - 8;00pm, Free

Author Event: A Place Called Canterbury: A Book Reading by Dudley Clendinen

Tuesday, October 14th, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Location: National Academy of Science, Keck Center
500 Fifth Street, NW, Room 100
Metro: Gallery Pl-Chinatown (Green, Red, and Yellow lines)
Admission: Free, photo ID required
Doors open at 5 pm.
Reservations: Not required

Thanks to advances in diet, medication, and health care, Americans who grew up during the Depression and fought in World War II - known as the Greatest Generation - are outliving all of their predecessors. They have become part of an unprecedented demographic phenomenon that former New York Times writer Dudley Clendinen chronicles in his deeply moving and often hilarious new book, A Place Called Canterbury: Tales of the New Old Age in America. Clendinen spent over 400 days and nights living at Canterbury Tower in Tampa Bay, observing the lives of over 200 residents in order to bring us this book. A Place Called Canterbury is a poignant chronicle of the last years of the Greatest Generation and their children, the Boomers, as they are drawn into old age with their parents.

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