In Our Prime
The Invention of Middle Age
Publication Date: January 2012
From New York Times reporter Patricia Cohen, a revelatory and timely book about "middle age," from the 19th century to the present.
Patricia Cohen is a New York Times reporter covering culture and ideas. She has also worked at Rolling Stone, the Washington Post, and New York Newsday. Patricia's work has been included in the writing textbook The Longman Writer, and she is a contributor to the four-volume series The New York Times Guide to the Arts of the 20th Century. Pam Ward has had many incarnations, including private detective, classical musician, television talk-show host, and actress, having performed in dinner theater, summer stock, and Off-Broadway, as well as in commercials, radio, and film. But she found her true calling reading books for the blind and physically handicapped for the Library of Congress Talking Books program, for which she received the prestigious Alexander Scourby Award from the American Foundation for the Blind. An AudioFile Earphones Award winner, her many audiobooks include Dancing in the Streets by Barbara Ehrenreich, Breaking Free by Lauraine Snelling, The Second Journey by Joan Anderson, and Lion in the White House by Aida D. Donald. She now records from her studio amidst the beauty of the Southern Oregon mountains.
"A cool, well-documented account that puts the concept of middle age into historical context." ---Kirkus