Older than My Boss

A Collection of Short Stories about Old People on the Verge of Making a Change

by Carolyn Gaye



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 10/31/2019

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5.5x8.5
Page Count : 246
ISBN : 9781480881631
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 5.5x8.5
Page Count : 246
ISBN : 9781480881648
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 246
ISBN : 9781480881655

About the Book

People 55 and over puzzle out their future in Carolyn Gaye's entertaining yet evocative tales. Mature men and women (and a robot) are poised at the brink of life's changes, and readers have a chance to wonder which way they will turn. The characters have found themselves in unfamiliar terrain and the choices are not always clear. There are a wide variety of personalities and situations they have gotten into, but they all find a way forward. A comedian wants to be taken seriously in his old age, a 60-year- old robot has high aspirations when he is rebooted, the proprietress of a Dodge City saloon tries to write a memoir and a food critic learns to enjoy food again. These stories and more explore different ways that the changes of mid-life and beyond can be navigated.

About the Author

Carolyn Gaye knows what it's like to be getting along in years. She is so old she literally belongs in a museum-- she has a master's degree in museum studies and also in developmental psychology from San Francisco State University. She attended UC Berkeley before getting married and raising two daughters. She is a grandmother of 5 and currently lives in Walnut Creek, California.