September 12, 2016 - 7:00pm
Prairie Lights

Author, activist, and expert on aging, Ashton Applewhite will talk about her new book, This Chair Rocks: A Manifesto Against Ageism. Ashton Applewhite has been recognized by the New York Times, NPR, and the American Society on Aging as an expert on ageism. She blogs at This Chair Rocks, speaks widely, has written for Harper’s and Playboy, and is the voice of Yo, Is This Ageist? She lives in Brooklyn, New York.

"Wow. This book totally rocks. It arrived on a day when I was in deep confusion and sadness about my age—62. Everything about it, from my invisibility to my neck. Within four or five wise, passionate pages, I had found insight, illumination and inspiration. I never use the word empower, but this book has empowered me." — Anne Lamott