My Last Eight Thousand Days

An American Male in His Seventies

My Last Eight Thousand Days

An American Male in His Seventies

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The master of immersion research has immersed himself this time in his own story, with courage and honesty, generosity and wisdom, holding nothing back. Anyone who is aging and/or confronting loneliness (that means pretty much everyone) could benefit from reading this thoroughly engaging book.

—Phillip Lopate, editor of The Art of the Personal Essay

Life-changing in its perceptive and honest revelations of growing older. A must-read for all of us longing to peel back the truth of ourselves.

—Gay Talese

This memoir is alive with the urgency of a man in his seventies still yearning to achieve a realized life. Lee Gutkind takes this urgency and runs with it. Many readers, I predict, will see themselves writ large in the pages of this gutsy, heart-felt example of creative nonfiction at its best.

—Vivian Gornick, author of Unfinished Business: Notes of a Chronic Re-Reader

About the Author/Editor

LEE GUTKIND is the author and editor of more than thirty books, including You Can't Make This Stuff Up: The Complete Guide to Writing Creative Nonfiction and Forever Fat: Essays by the Godfather, and the award-winning Many Sleepless Nights: The World of Organ Transplantation. He has appeared on many national radio and televisions shows, including The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, Good Morning America, and National Public Radio's All Things Considered. He is professor and a writer-in-residence at Arizona State University.