Anybody out there in this youth-obsessed USA who wants to read yet another word about aging?
Or, if we really are youth-obsessed, maybe we want to learn everything we can to slow the march away from youngness?
That was Lauren Kessler’s gamble when she wrote Counterclockwise: One Midlife Woman’s Quest to Turn Back the Hands of Time (Rodale, 256 pages. $24.99). At the same time her seventh book of narrative nonfiction hit the market in the spring, Parade magazine, that popular panderer, featured a “Special Report on the Youth Hormone.” Yet another!