Behind the Mic: On Elderhood by Louise Aronson, Read by Eliza Foss
Jo Reed and Robin Whitten Discuss a Revelatory New Work About Older People and Western Medicine
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AudioFile’s Robin Whitten and host Jo Reed talk about a revelatory new work about older people and Western medicine. Don’t skip on! You too will be old one day, and you likely have friends and family who are older now. Eliza Foss offers a masterful narration of the audiobook, giving voice to Aronson’s humane and engaging reflection on what she has learned during her decades as a gerontologist and primary care physician. Foss keeps listeners tuned in through subtle engagement and sustains the long form, keeping our interest and maintaining the pace and momentum. The audiobook is full of stories and data that will enlighten, amuse, infuriate, and arm you to go forward into the land of wrinkles and self-advocacy.
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