I’m New at Being Old
is a picture book for women. Offering wit whimsy and vibrantly fanciful art Lucy Rose Fischer captures the essence of what it feels like to be “new at being old.” At first she wonders: Is she ready for this journey toward an “alien universe”? She frets about what might happen to her—the “breakdown of movable parts” and possibly the “unraveling of my mind.” But she also celebrates her vitality creativity and “richness of years.” She comes to understand that she is joining a burgeoning sisterhood and that her new life is just beginning.
Women of the Baby Boom generation will recognize themselves in I’m New at Being Old and draw inspiration and courage from this honest and engaging book.
Lucy Rose Fischer is an award-winning Minnesota artist author and researcher. She had a distinguished 25-year career in the field of aging. The author of three previous books as well as numerous professional articles Lucy was honored as a Fellow of the Gerontological Society of America for her “outstanding achievement and exemplary contributions to the field of aging.” Art had always been her passion-on-the-side.
Approaching 60 she launched her second career as artist. Her art has been featured in more than 50 exhibitions in the Midwest Europe and Israel.