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On the Brink of Everything: Grace, Gravity, and Getting Old (Large Print 16pt)

Author: Parker J. Palmer

Publisher: ReadHowYouWant
ISBN 10: 0369300688
ISBN 13: 978-0369300683

Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers
ISBN 10: 1523095431
ISBN 13: 978-1523095438

Drawing on eight decades of life - and his career as a writer, teacher, and activist - Palmer explores the questions age raises and the promises it holds. ''''Old,'''' he writes, ''''is just another word for nothing left to lose, a time to dive deep into life, not withdraw to the shallows.'''' But this book is not for elders only. It was written to encourage adults of all ages to explore the way their lives are unfolding. It's not a how-to-do-it book on aging, but a set of meditations in prose and poetry that turn the prism on the meaning(s) of one's life, refracting new light at every turn. From beginning to end, the book is laced with humor as well as gravitas - beautifully enhanced by three free downloadable songs from the gifted singer-songwriter Carrie Newcomer, written in response to themes in the book.