Nan Narboe, Susan Troccolo, and Paul Casey present Aging: An Apprenticeship

Annie Bloom's welcomes local writers Nan Narboe, Susan Troccolo, and Paul Casey to read their pieces from the anthology Aging: An Apprenticeship, edited by Narboe.

These 56 thoughtfully selected essays offer an intimate and lyrical account of aging through the decades. Authors Judy Blume, Andrew McCarthy, Gloria Steinem, Donald Hall, David Shields, Ursula K. Le Guin and others draw from their own experiences, describing a specific decade's losses and gains to form a complex and unflinching portrait of the years from nearing fifty to ninety and beyond. In six sections, these detail-rich essays paint an accessible picture of nearing 50, the 50s, 60s, 70s, 80s, the 90s and beyond with equal parts humor and insight.

Nan Narboe introduces the book with a piece on "Informed Aging." In her essay "Slaying St. George," Susan Troccolo writes about surviving cancer. In Paul Casey's "Katie Couric Is No Friend of Mine," a colonoscopy, not a red convertible, marks his initiation into mid-life.


Event date: 
Thursday, May 25, 2017 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Event address: 
7834 SW Capitol Hwy
Portland, OR 97219
Aging: An Apprenticeship Cover Image
By Nan Narboe (Editor)
ISBN: 9780692753996
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Red Notebook Press - April 4th, 2017