Thomas Cole — author of Old Man Country — is the McGovern Chair and Director of the McGovern Center for Humanities and Ethics at University of Texas Health Science Center. His work has been featured in The New York Times, NPR, Voice of America and PBS. He has served as a consultant to the President’s Council on Bioethics and as adviser to and speaker for the United Nations NGO Committee on Ageing. He edited The Oxford Book of Aging.
Work & Purpose
What the author of 'Old Man Country' learned talking to elders
In this book excerpt, a comedy writer and producer contemplates the empty nest