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Sisters Cracking Up

Mar 4, 2022

Ever look at the habits or behaviors of your parents and grandparents and think, "I'll never do that!" Sure you have. But Steven Petrow kept copious notes about all the things he'd never do...and then wrote a book about it. 

Yes, it's funny. But it's also touching and enlightening as Petrow takes us through the basics ("I won't color my hair!") and then moves us gracefully into a deeper understanding of what it means to grow older. Petrow watched his own parents as they aged (and passed) leading to a profound sensitivity to the aging and dying process.

Steven Petrow is an award-winning journalist and book author who is best known for his Washington Post and New York Times essays on aging, health, and civility. He’s also an opinion columnist for USA Today, where he writes about civil discourse and manners. Steven's 2019 TED Talk has been viewed nearly two million times and translated into 16 languages.

Stupid Things I Won't Do When I Get Old was published in 2021 and named as one of the New York Times’ “favorite” books of the year (among other accolades). He is the author of five other books and is a much sought after public speaker. You're likely to hear him when you stream NPR or one of your favorite  —  or least favorite  —  TV networks. 

Steven Petrow and this book may just change the way you feel about aging -- and the always difficult process of watching your parents age. We loved this book (and Steven) and so will you, Sisters.