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Beyond Small Talk

How to Talk to an Old Person

It helps to think of them as a younger person

Illustration: George(s)

This story is part of How to Talk to Anyone, Forge’s guide to moving past the chitchat and truly connecting.

WWhen asked to write this piece, I thought it was about talking to people older than I am: people in their eighties or nineties. Then the realization…




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Sara Davidson

Sara Davidson

Sara Davidson is the N.Y. Times best-selling author of Loose Change, The December Project, and JOAN: 40 years of life, loss, and friendship with Joan Didion.

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