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"Certain to be a classic in the field and should be in every gerontologist's personal library."

"The wealth of information and the careful consideration of theory development make it invaluable."

"A celebration of the distinguished career of one of the major figures in gerontology. I highly recommend and encourage its adoption in advanced undergraduate and graduate gerontology courses."

"Atchley's presentation of the material is well organized, and the book as a whole is written in a very accessible, sometimes even homespun style."