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Publisher Comments:

Judith Viorst returns with more poems in her and#8220;Decadesand#8221; poetry series detailing the highs and lows of being an octogenarian. Continuing the comedic insight from andlt;I andgt;Iand#8217;m Too Young to be Seventyandlt;/Iandgt;, these verses of memories and advice from eighty years of love, marriage, and grandchildren are sure to bring laughs.andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;What does it mean to be eighty? In her wise and playful poems, Judith Viorst discusses love, friendship, grand parenthood, and all the particular marvelsand#8212;and otherwiseand#8212;of this extraordinary decade. She describes the wonder of seeing the world with new eyesand#8212;not because of revelation but because of a successful cataract operation. She promises not to gently fade away, and not to drive after daylightand#8217;s faded away either. She explains how sheand#8217;s gotten to be a and#8220;three-dessertsand#8221; grandmother (and#8220;Just donand#8217;t tell your mom!and#8221;), shares how memory failure can keep you married, and enumerates her hopes for the afterlife (which she doesnand#8217;t believe in, but if it does exist, her sister-in-law better not be there with her). andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;As Viorst gleefully attests, eighty is not too old to dream, to flirt, to drink, and to dance. Itand#8217;s also not too late to give up being cheap or to take up with a younger man of seventy-eight. Zesty, hopeful, and full of the pleasures of living, Viorstand#8217;s poems speak to her legions of readers, who recognize themselves in her knowing observations, in her touching reflections, and in her joyful affirmations. Funny, moving, inspirational, and trueand#8212;the newest in Judith Viorstand#8217;s beloved and#8220;decadesand#8221; series extols the virtues, victories, frustrations, and joys of life.

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The newest in Judith Viorst's 'decades' series, here are funny, touching, and true poems about being 80.

About the Author

Judith Viorst was born and brought up in New Jersey, graduated from Rutgers University, moved to Greenwich Village, and has lived in Washington, DC, since 1960, when she married Milton Viorst, a political writer. They have three sons and seven grandchildren. Viorst writes in many different areas: science books, childrenand#8217;s picture books, adult fiction and nonfiction, poetry for children and adults, and musicals, which are still performed on stages around the country. She is best known for her beloved picture book andlt;iandgt;Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Dayandlt;/iandgt;.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781439190296
Author:
Viorst, Judith
Publisher:
Free Press
Subject:
Form - Limericks & Verse
Subject:
Topic - Relationships
Subject:
Aging
Subject:
Aging - General
Subject:
General Humor
Subject:
Humor : General
Subject:
redbook, viorst, Necessary Losses, Jewish women, Jewish writers, AARP, Suddenly Sixty, Iand#8217;m Too Young to Be Seventy, bestseller, humor, essays, nora ephron, Alexander and the Wonderful, Marvelous, Excellent, Terrific Ninety Days, Suddenly Sixty And
Subject:
redbook, viorst, Necessary Losses, Jewish women, Jewish writers, AARP, Suddenly Sixty, Iand#8217;m Too Young to Be Seventy, bestseller, humor, essays, nora ephron, Alexander and the Wonderful, Marvelous, Excellent, Terrific Ninety Days, Suddenly Sixty And
Subject:
redbook, viorst, Necessary Losses, Jewish women, Jewish writers, AARP, Suddenly Sixty, Iand#8217;m Too Young to Be Seventy, bestseller, humor, essays, nora ephron, Alexander and the Wonderful, Marvelous, Excellent, Terrific Ninety Days, Suddenly Sixty And
Subject:
Limericks & verse
Subject:
redbook, viorst, Necessary Losses, Jewish women, Jewish writers, AARP, Suddenly Sixty, Iand#8217;m Too Young to Be Seventy, bestseller, humor, essays, nora ephron, Alexander and the Wonderful, Marvelous, Excellent, Terrific Ninety Days, Suddenly Sixty And
Subject:
redbook, viorst, Necessary Losses, Jewish women, Jewish writers, AARP, Suddenly Sixty, Iand#8217;m Too Young to Be Seventy, bestseller, humor, essays, nora ephron, Alexander and the Wonderful, Marvelous, Excellent, Terrific Ninety Days, Suddenly Sixty And
Edition Description:
Hardback
Publication Date:
20101031
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
29 2-C illustrations t/o
Pages:
80
Dimensions:
7.5 x 6 in

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