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A Roller-Coaster Ride
A Roller-Coaster Ride

A Roller-Coaster Ride

Thoughts on Aging


230 Pages, 6 x 9

Formats: Trade Paper

Trade Paper, $19.00 (US $19.00)

Publication Date: April 2012

ISBN 9781894987646

Rights: US

Wolsak and Wynn Publishers Ltd (Apr 2012)

Price: $19.00


Now past her eightieth birthday, Naomi Beth Wakan is well-placed to be writing about ageing. Qualifying between merely being old and old-old, she considers retirement homes, elder abuse, death and the often thorny question of what to call people once they're past retirement. With humor and honesty she looks at the disconnect between how she sees herself and how the world sees her and concludes it's this inner view that decides nearly everything about aging.

Author Biography

Naomi Beth Wakan has written over thirty books, including Images of Japan, Segues, Late Bloomer: On Writing Later in Life, Compositions: Notes on the written word and Book Ends: A year between the covers. Her book Haiku: one breath poetry was an American Library Association selection. Her essays, haiku and tanka have appeared in many magazines and anthologies and have been broadcasted on the CBC. Naomi lives on Gabriola Island with her husband, sculptor Elias Wakan.