Age Is A Billion Dollar Business

Right before the pandemic, I was at a book signing in LA. I started talking to this man about forty, about books, writing, and other things. “What do you do?” I asked.

“I’m an age coach.”

“A what?”

“I advise people how to cope with their age.”

“You make age sound like grief counseling.”

“It is,” he says with a heavy sigh.

Age is a billion-dollar business. I’m 83, and I want to be a movie star. I’m sick of the label ageism. On talk show debates…