What would we do without our mentors? What would we do without our parents, teachers, neighbors…the folks of the generation that came before us? The folks that have, for all intensive purposes, gleaned a little more wisdom out of life than we have yet had the opportunity to pick up?
In Andrew Blechman’s Leisurville,he gets around to asking these questions while mostly painting a bright and colorful picture of the goings-on in communities like The Villages in Florida and Sun City in Arizona–where thousands of retirees live in communities that disallow children (under 19) as permanent residents.
I actually have yet to read Blechman’s book. But there’s been plenty of hype out there to get a good gist of what the book is about.
If you’ve read my book, you know the issue of support from extended family is a hot topic for me, as I struggle my way through early parenthood. Upon receiving my copy of Leisureville, I’ll be curious to see if Blechman touches on this topic as much as I seem to ruminate on it these days.
Have you read Leisureville? If so, what did you think? Even if not, what is your opinion on the apparent age segragation that is occurring (self induced, in many cases) in various pockets around our country?