Joan’s new book, Growing, Older , begins with the loss of her husband to cancer. Joan is surprised to feel liberated rather than grief-stricken. What follows are poignant stories from a life well examined. These vignettes lead to a deeper understanding of Joan’s lack of grief.
The earnest and dignified way in which Joan approaches aging and life gives us all something to aspire towards. Read an excerpt from Growing, Older below.
Joan Dye Gussow’s Growing, Older  is available now.