Not Dead Yet by Julia Neuberger Harper, HK$117 The chapter names will alert readers to the anger Julia Neuberger feels about how society treats the elderly. They include 'Don't waste my skills and experience'; 'Don't make me brain dead, let me grow'; and 'Don't force me into a care home'. Not Dead Yet may address the subject of ageing in Britain but much will be familiar to readers elsewhere. Neuberger tackles not only urgent problems in society's treatment of the old but looks at whether life for the elderly is much fun today. The answer is a strident no, judging from the author's assessment of the status quo. One problem is that the concept of a long retirement is fairly new, with people now facing decades on the sidelines instead of a few years. Faced with the prospect of a pensions 'time bomb', governments around the world, she writes, seem to be blaming old people for staying alive. Neuberger doesn't just vent about things such as a lack of public toilets and seats in shops, which keep the aged at home. She asks whether universities could offer education and educational activities geared towards the silver set. Although far from cheery, the book demands and deserves attention.