by Madeleine May Kunin
Many readers are already familiar with Madeleine Kunin, the former three-term governor of Vermont, who served as the deputy secretary of education and ambassador to Switzerland under President Bill Clinton. The topic of this — her most recent memoir — is aging, but she looks well beyond the physical tolls and explores the emotional ones as well. Kunin has had an extraordinary life: governor, ambassador, feminist, wife, mother, professor, poet, and much, much more. Coming of Age takes a close and incisive look at what it is like to grow old.