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Red Notebook Press is thrilled to introduce AGING: AN APPRENTICESHIP, a collection of essays on aging from an impressive array of contemporary writers—authors Judy Blume, Andrew McCarthy, Gloria Steinem and others.

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News & Reviews

“Living is aging and aging living, which is why it’s so damned interesting. Who couldn’t use a tour guide to the territory ahead? Better yet, more than 50 fierce and funny guides, who usher us across the shallows and over the waterfalls in this wonderful anthology.”

Ashton Applewhite, This Chair Rocks: A Manifesto Against Ageism

“From my own vantage point, now 72 years old, I found something to love, something to laugh about or cry about, something to wish I’d written myself, on every page of this book. Fun (and nostalgic) to look back at my fifties when 72 seemed so very *old.* Moving (and inspiring) to look ahead to my 80s and beyond. Aging: An Apprenticeship is a necessary book, one I’ll return to often.”

Molly Gloss, The Hearts of Horses

“We all have our own way of meeting the reality of old age: sometimes with humor, sometimes with regret, and sometimes with nothing to go on but stubbornness. It strikes me often that it’s a subject like ingrown toenails: you just don’t bring it up in company. So it’s a delight and a comfort to read these wonderful writers giving voice to our deepest feelings. Nan Narboe was just the editor to pull it off, she of grace and wit.”

Sandra Scofield, The Scene Book, Mysteries of Love and Grief, and Swim

Red Notebook Press

Red Notebook Press is an independent literary press based in Portland, Oregon. Established in 2016, Red Notebook Press is concerned with deeply literary subjects designed to help people live a rich life. Aging: An Apprenticeship is its first title. for more information, send us an email at