I am reading Lyndsay's new book about where to go when you get old and am amazed. I haven't come across this kind of information before. She is doing readers (aging and otherwise) a real service. Sobering, interesting and provocative. - Susan Swan, author of The Western Light
I just got a good kick in the butt from Lyndsay Green's new book. The Perfect Home for a Long Life: Choosing the Right Retirement Lifestyle for You. I've already downsized to a condo close to hospitals, groceries and other services, so I congratulated myself for covering off quite a few points in Green's introduction. Little did I know... - Jenny Lee, Vancouver Sun, July 3, 2012. Read the full review here.
The author has done a lot of research into the factors and scenarios that will influence our quality of life as we age - from the kinds of housing that will suit our needs, the staged approaches to necessary levels of car, to the kinds of community and activities that will keep us engaged and active. She weaves real-life stories with comprehensive studies effectively and allows us to ask questions of ourselves and our community planners. - Carolyn Emerson, posted on Amazon.ca August 21, 2013
Village Gamer calls Teens Gone Wired "a sound investment in the mental and physical well-being of our children and in family values." "Without a doubt, Teens Gone Wired: Are You Ready? by Canadian author, researcher and sociologist Lyndsay Green should be required reading for all parents. While both of my kids are well past their teen years and have been wired for years, this book still contains a lot of important information about one of the greatest challenges on being a parent: communication. I would go so far as to also recommend this book to teachers and caregivers who also play a part in the upbringing of our future generations." Check out the whole review at villagegamer.net.
Irene S. Roth at Canadian Book Blog gives Teens Gone Wired 5 out of 5 stars. "This book will help individuals to parent their kids about the internet with vigilance, knowledge, and self-awareness." Check it out here.
Lisa Jemus Facebook Post - "This book is INCREDIBLE! Not only is it a phenomenal resource all on its own, but I have now ordered several other books that were recommended throughout. I am now going to FB about it like crazy! THANK YOU LINDSAY GREEN!!" Check out more Facebook feedback on our Facebook page.
Erin Kristalyn on Twitter - "@lyndsaygreen I'm reading Teens Gone Wired right now...really interesting read for teachers of digital teens too! #teensgonewired"
"You weave the personal stories and examples in seamlessly and it's like sitting down with a really open, wise, experienced friend. I particularly love how you encapsulate the duality of each issue in the chapter titles and acknowledge the two sides to every issue in the introduction, making clear that your focus is not on condemnation or uncritical acceptance, but working through the nuances of complex issues."- Shari Graydon informedopinions.org
“A must-read for parents of today’s teenagers. Green deftly demystifies the social impact of the wired world. She integrates what we know about teen social psychology to help parents guide their children in the use of new digital information and entertainment technologies. She sees a future in which all of us can use the new media and not let it use us. And she does so in plain accessible jargon-free English.” - Michael Adams, author of Stayin’ Alive and President of the Environics Group of Companies
“I recommend Green's book as essential reading for parents who seek to connect with their teen. Her engaging and accurate insights into the impact of teenage exposure to the internet are a timely tool for today’s parent.” - Dr. Ainslie Gray, MD. Springboard Clinic, Toronto www.springboardclinic.com
“This book will be especially useful to parents who are trying to gauge whether their teen’s online behaviour is signalling a potentially serious emotional or social problem that needs professional attention, such as depression, anxiety, bullying, or addiction – and it will help them work with their children to turn problems into successes.” - Gordon Floyd, President & CEO of Children’s Mental Health Ontario
"Green draws on her own experience looking after the elderly and interviewing elders to help younger readers (anyone under, say, 80) prepare to live a good, long life, with emphasis on the “good”. Green tackles important subjects about aging like ensuring you have a strong emotional support circle, and how to appreciate getting old instead of fighting it. Her book weaves science, statistics and stories seamlessly into a readable narrative unlike any other book I’ve ever seen on the topic. This one is a keeper, and should probably be mandatory reading for everyone who plans on living to a ripe old age." Lisa Sanson. Read the rest of the review on the Your Workplace blog.
"Mature Action Committee feels that every Canadian should be sent You Could Live a Long Time: Are You Ready? as mandatory reading when they turn 50, much as new drivers have to read the rules of the road before they can pass their road tests and be given their driver’s licenses! It truly is a road map to ageing." Sue Lawther, President, Mature Action Committee, Whistler, BC
Lyndsay Green: Smashing Success - "On September 30 Kerby Centre hosted two great events in celebration of National Seniors Day. Toronto writer and sociologist Lyndsay Green spoke about her book You Could Live a Long Time: Are You Ready? for audiences in the afternoon at Kerby Centre and in the evening at the Petroleum Club. Both occasions were a smashing success!" Check it out.
“We’re not just living longer, but we’re dying longer and that fact is the basis for Lyndsay Green’s important new book. If you’re betting you are going to be part of the live-longer and live-better crowd, and let’s be frank, we all want to be, then whether you’re twenty, sixty or anywhere in between you better read this. It’s full of advice, really good advice, that you’ll be grateful you took when you hit those golden plus years.” - Peter Mansbridge, The National, CBC
“Are you in denial about aging, mired in myths, dodging fears and regrets and still haven’t cleaned out your basement? Lyndsay Green’s calm and generous voice will take you to a clear, sunny place where you can plan instead of panicking. The wisdom she has gathered from serene elders is rich with surprising insights and invigorating challenges to what you thought you knew. This is that rare self-help book that thinks and talks like a grown-up.” - Michelle Landsberg, author of Women and Children First
“If you, like me, are finally becoming aware of your mortality and are beginning to wonder if the final third of your life will either be a living hell or a fascinating road to the hereafter, then you love the insights this perceptive ‘pollster’ has garnered from her 40 remarkably wise elders mixed in with solid social science and lots of her own common sense.” - Michael Adams – author of Fire and Ice: The United States, Canada and the Myth of Converging Values and president of Environics