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How to be old : lessons in living boldly from the accidental icon  Cover Image Book Book

How to be old : lessons in living boldly from the accidental icon

Slater, Lyn (author.).

Summary: "A personal memoir in which Lyn Slater, known on Instagram as "Accidental Icon," brings her characteristic style, optimism, forward-thinking, and rules-are-meant-to-be-broken attitude to the question of how to live boldly at any age. When Lyn Slater started her fashion blog, Accidental Icon, at age sixty-one, she discovered that followers were flocking to her account for more than just her A-list style. As Lyn flaunted gray hair, wrinkles, and a megadose of self-acceptance, they found in her an alternative model of older life: someone who defied the stereotypes, refused to become invisible, and showed that all women have the opportunity to be relevant and take major risks at any stage of their life. Youth is not the only time we can be experimental. How to Be Old tells the ten-year story of Lyn's sixties, the sometimes-glamorous, sometimes-turbulent decade of Accidental Icon. This memoir is about the hopeful and future-oriented process of reinvention. It shows readers that while you can't control everything, what you can control is the way you think about your age and the creative ways you respond to the changes in your mind and body as they happen. Rather than trying to meet standards of youth and beauty as a measure of successful aging, Lyn promotes a more inclusive and empowering standard to judge our older selves by. In this paradigm-shifting memoir, Lyn exemplifies that even with its unique challenges, being old is just like any new beginning in your life and can be the best and most invigorating of all of life's phases, full of rebellion and reinvention, connection and creativity"--

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  • ISBN: 0593471792
  • ISBN: 9780593471791
  • Physical Description: 262 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
  • Publisher: New York : Plume, Penguin Random House, [2024]

Contents / Notes

Formatted Contents Note: Prologue -- Predict the future by inventing it -- Take advantage of lucky accidents -- Weave a web of connections -- Fear not risks and welcome mistakes -- Remain visible -- Don't be influenced (even if you're an influencer) -- Always balance risk and reward -- Learn to do improve -- Make your house your home -- Let the old become new again -- Epilogue -- Acknowledgments.
Subject: Older people Biography
Slater, Lyn
Genre: Biographies.

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