Older, Wiser, Shorter: The Truth and Humor of Life after 65

by Jane Seskin

Pre-order now!  Ships at the end of August 2024!

Growing old is a gift - let's relate to and embrace it.

"Even though I'm not a fan of poetry, I found Jane Seskin's poems to be a delight.  They hit home."

-Jane Brody, Personal Health columnist, NYTimes

"Candid, funny, and best of all inspiring, the poems in Jane Seskin's Older Wiser Shorter throw open a window on aging. Suddenly a breeze of resilience sails through. I learned from Seskin's poems: they become like mentors for the strange adventure of late-life living. Kindness infuses them." 

-Molly Peacock, author of The Analyst

Jane Seskin writes with keen insight and eyes open to the inadvertent miracles in our everyday."

-Arthur Sze, Author of Compass Rose


OWS is an intimate collection of 84 poems from Jane Seskin, a working psychotherapist and author. Seskin, authentic, funny, insightful, quirky and heartfelt, acknowledges the disappointments, physical vulnerability and emotional loss taking place in her senior years. She is able to discover within herself a solid sense of power, resilience and new-found joys through her struggles to acknowledge, accommodate and accept her aging. Seskin's ability to make the very personal universal will resonate with readers seeking to discover new ways to honor the past, celebrate the present and welcome the future. A Reading Guide to the poems will inspire further reflection and discussion for book and women's groups.


Jane Seskin is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker & the author of 13 books. She's also written nonfiction articles and poetry online and for national magazines and journals (20 poems published in Cosmopolitan Magazine, 4 poems in Woman's Day). 18 of her posts have been published in the Metropolitan Diary column in the New York Times.

Jane has been a writer-in-residence at the Vermont Studio Center and Noepe Center For Literary Arts. For 20 years she counseled survivors at the Crime Victims Treatment Center in New York. She currently maintains a private psychotherapy practice with adult clients.

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