We are pleased to announce the release of the unabridged audiobook of “Retirement on the Line: Age, Work, and Value in an American Factory” by Caitrin Lynch. Narrated by Beth Richmond, this audiobook is now available for download from the following retailers: Amazon.com (http://amzn.com/B00E3WVYZQ); Audible.com (http://tinyurl.com/kc4chql); and the Apple iTunes store (http://tinyurl.com/n6bman9).
“Retirement on the Line” profiles the Vita Needle Company of Needham, Massachusetts, a firm that, as part of its unusual business model, seeks out older workers for its factory; the median age of the employees at Vita Needle is 74. Caitrin Lynch explores what this company’s commitment to an elderly workforce means for the employer, the workers, the community, and society more generally.
With a running time of 9 hours and 39 minutes, this audiobook “brings vivid humanity to the issues of aging and the meaning of work” (Jennie Keith, author of “Old People, New Lives”) and “explores the daily lives of elder factory workers who choose to remain economically productive long after ‘retirement’ (Sarah Lamb, Brandeis University).