ISBN: 9781615193967
Publishing: September 5, 2017
Price: $15.95 US
Paperback: 320 pages
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Sixty: A Diary
My Year of Aging Semi-Gracefully

Now in paperback: A “compelling take on the joys and agonies of growing older” (Los Angeles Times) with “loads to flat-out adore” (The New York Times)

As Ian Brown’s 60th birthday loomed, every moment seemed to present a choice: Confront or deny the fact that the end was now closer than the beginning. Brown instead chose to notice every moment, try to understand it, capture it . . . all without panicking.

“Mr. Brown is charming, thoughtful, and edifying company. . . . [His] reflections on friendship are soulful and worth committing to heart. So are his meditations on marriage and parenthood.”—The New York Times

“A rich new book . . . laugh-out-loud passages.”—Forbes

“Well considered and illuminating, Sixty allows readers to delve deeply into the real meaning of maturity.”—Booklist

“Witty and poignant. I laughed aloud.”—The Wall Street Journal

“Those turning 60 will appreciate and find resonance with Brown’s honest grappling with his aging.”—Publishers Weekly

Ian Brown is an author and a feature writer for the Globe and Mail whose work has won many national magazine and national newspaper awards. His most recent book, The Boy in the Moon: A Father’s Search for His Disabled Son, was named one of The New York Times 10 best books of the year and reviewed on the front cover of The Times Book Review, and Ian Brown was the subject of a feature interview on NPR’s Fresh Air. The book was also the winner of the Charles Taylor Prize for Literary Non-Fiction, the BC National Award for Canadian Non-Fiction and the Trillium Book Award. His previous books include Freewheeling, which won the National Business Book Award, and the provocative examination of modern masculinity, Man Overboard. He lives in Toronto.