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Books by Daniel Krause

  • Dented Cans and Classic Cars : Reflections On a Retirement Community

    Dented Cans and Classic Cars centers on Daniel Krause’s experiences with moving to a retirement community and covers the entire – sometimes difficult –  experience, from deciding on a move and picking a place to live to the frustrations of downsizing and his personal reactions after they moved into “the home.”


    Dented Cans and Classic Cars is about growing older and the feelings it generates in a person who spent much of his career studying the aging process. The chapters have a series of pithy comments that only a professional sociologist with a finely honed sense of humor could make.

    The writing is lighthearted, often humorous, and filled with unique insights into the problems, issues, and unique perspectives that are part of getting older in America. Dented Cans and Classic Cars answers some questions people never thought to ask, and the email supplements in each chapter provide fascinating and intensely personal insights into the author’s thoughts.

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Dan Krause has written eight books in a period that began with an academic career. His master’s thesis on nursing homes was published as a research monograph. After leaving the academic world, he began writing for a more general audience, and his first mystery novel, A Memo From Harvey, won an award as the best new mystery novel.