I like how the title is phrased as a question.
Fiske was an academic and published several articles and books on aging. This book is geared to a non academic audience. If I remember correctly, age discussion was a topic of mainstream popular psychology. Gail Sheehy’s Passages was a 1976 publication that was a wildly popular that also talked about adult life changes. I actually remember reading Sheehy’s book back in college.
When I picked up this book, I immediately thought this was a less interesting version of Sheehy’s book. Fiske had some serious research credentials and unfortunately her book suffered from poor book design and some less than awesome photos/illustrations. Please take a look at the last 2 pictures on the page. Now I am wondering what will happen if I get too stressed.
Considering I read Passages in the late 1970s and I am now a qualified senior citizen, I really need to go back and reread Passages. Now that I think about it, Sheehy’s book might be a good idea for a book club discussion for those of us of a certain age.
Now get off my lawn, I need to go shop for a tacky blue jogging suit.