Get Over Getting Older
Albert Ellis, Ph.D., and Emmett Velten, Ph.D.
graying. One in three people will be fifty or older by the
end of this decade. Although Baby Boomers have made great
strides in changing some of the negative stereotypes
associated with aging, ageism is still prevalent throughout
society. These deeply ingrained, harmful prejudices can be
changed to benefit everybody, argue Drs. Albert Ellis and
Emmett Velten. They believe that everyone can-with the right
attitudes, tools, and hard work-invent their own lives, not
just live out the scripts provided by an ageist society.
Written in a
humorous and interactive style, Optimal Aging will
help readers recognize and combat harmful attitudes that
hold them back and develop more productive attitudes. The
authors address everything from finances to health, personal
relationships to retirement planning, dating to coping with
"No one can
erase the process of aging, but this book presents a
realistic, optimistic, affirmative, and even adventurous
approach to these welcome new years of our lives."
author of The Fountain of Age
warm, and funny book about getting older! There are tough
things about growing older, but if we approach aging with
the clear thinking and canny problem solving Drs. Ellis and
Velten demonstrate in Optimal Aging, the future
begins to look fascinating and worthwhile."
—Antonette M. Zeiss, Ph.D.
President of the Association for Advancement of Behavior
"Say goodbye to
the porch-rocker model of aging; elder 'tude is abroad in the
land. The founder of Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy, Ellis
does not have a prescription for ending agism. But he is an
expert in using logic to dispute faulty assumptions
'individuals' and society's. Here he focuses his talent on
defending your self-concept from a youth obsessed culture.
Clear, crisp and sometimes downright uppity, the book is full of
rebuttals to conventional wisdom about the horrors of aging."
—Dallas Morning News