Aw shucks. History News Network review of my book – “the standard on the subject”
Jim Cullen, a book review editor at HNN — History News Network, for those outside academia — writes about “In Our Prime: The Invention of Middle Age.” He has a book coming out later this year — Sensing the Past: Hollywood Stars and Historical Visions, (Oxford University Press) and blogs at American History Now.
“In Our Prime is a serious and useful survey in the subject likely to remain a standard of its kind for some time to come.
In Our Prime has an even tone and intellectual depth that talks frankly about some of the most dismaying aspects of the aging process. But its overall mood is upbeat: mid-life — which Cohen resists defining precisely even as the book ends — is a lengthening time of opportunity. Her message of hope is worth buying, literally and figuratively.”