Mrs. Barlow offers a delightful guide for senior citizens, or a "baby boomer" that might be contemplating a future move to a retirement community. She intertwines anecdotes and suggestions based on her own experiences. Each chapter starts with a whimsical illustration and – with a nod to Aesop – ends with a moral.
Don’t Buy the Green Bananas should be required reading for everyone who is over fifty-five. It is designed to alleviate some of the trepidation sometimes linked with a perception of retirement living. Those already residing in a retirement community will see themselves or their neighbors and have a good laugh.