Why Did I Come into This Room?: A Candid Conversation about Aging with Joan Lunden and Jamie Hess - 92Y, New York

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Why Did I Come into This Room?: A Candid Conversation about Aging with Joan Lunden and Jamie Hess

Mar 24, 2020

Get Joan Lunden's new book, Why Did I Come into This Room?: A Candid Conversation about Aging.

“I’m too old for Snapchat, but too young for Life Alert.”

Joan Lunden isn’t just an award-winning journalist, bestselling author, and women’s health advocate, she’s a baby boomer. And she has found herself thinking a lot and laughing a lot and learning a lot about aging. Join Joan and her first-born, Jamie Hess, in conversation as she shares helpful information and hilarious stories from her new book, Why Did I Come into This Room?: A Candid Conversation about Aging. Lunden brings frank truths about everything from wrinkles and expanding waistlines to changes in energy, sleep, sex drive, and more—all delivered with her trademark optimism. She also dives into the science of aging, addresses the harsh realities of ageism, and explores the emotional minefields that come with our advancing years, including the question, “Am I still relevant?”

For anyone planning to grow old, don’t miss the chance to learn and laugh about the topic in the warmth of one of America’s most trusted and reassuring voices.


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