As Joe Biden has shown us all, the best is yet to come. Here are the stories of the inspiring, inventive, and brave things people have achieved in later life. With a foreword by Michael Whitehall, late bloomer par excellence. With life comes perspective, wisdom, judgement and depth. You are as likely to change the world after middle age as you were before it – and perhaps more likely to change it for the better.
From the well known to the unsung, each entry tells the story of how older age was no barrier to impressive feats of intellect, creativity and daring.
Ranging from Alexander Fleming, Stan Lee and Baroness Trumpington, to Whina Cooper and the bestselling novelist Mary Wesley who didn’t write her first novel until she was 71, and William Ivy Baldwin who tightrope walked across a canyon at 82. Here is a celebration of the amazing things we humans have shown to be possible in later life.
A gift book for late bloomers, baby boomers, and beyond; and an inspiring picture of the possibilities and potential that older age holds.