Star Wars Sale
 
 

Special Offers see all

Enter to WIN!

Weekly drawing for $100 credit. Subscribe to PowellsBooks.news for a chance to win.
Privacy Policy

More at Powell's


Recently Viewed clear list


The Powell's Playlist | June 18, 2014

Daniel H. Wilson: IMG The Powell’s Playlist: Daniel H. Wilson



Like many writers, I'm constantly haunting coffee shops with a laptop out and my headphones on. I listen to a lot of music while I write, and songs... Continue »
  1. $18.87 Sale Hardcover add to wish list

    Robogenesis

    Daniel H. Wilson 9780385537094

spacer
Qualifying orders ship free.
$9.95
List price: $17.00
Used Hardcover
Usually ships in 5 to 7 business days
Add to Wishlist
available for shipping or prepaid pickup only
Qty Store Section
2 Remote Warehouse Humor- General

More copies of this ISBN

This title in other editions

Forever Fifty

by

Forever Fifty Cover

 

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

Her bestselling verse has unerringly captured our follies and our foibles over the decades. Now Judith Viorst, in a witty and beautifuUy illustrated book of poems, looks at what it's like to be (gulp) fifty. andlt;BRandgt; Judith Viorst's poetry collections, which include andlt;Iandgt;When Did I Stop Being Twenty..., It's Hard to Be Hip Over Thirty...,andlt;/Iandgt; and andlt;Iandgt;How Did I Get to Be Forty...,andlt;/Iandgt; have articulated our growing pains from single life to midlife, and have continued to delight millions of readers worldwide. Writing with the warmth and authenticity that have become her trademarks, Viorst once again demonstrates her uncanny ability to transform our daily realities into poems that make us laugh with recognition. Whether her subject is the decline of the body ("It's hard to be devil-may-care/When there are pleats in your derriand#232;re") or future aspirations ("Before I go, I'd like to have high cheekbones./I'd like to talk less like New Jersey, and more like Claire Bloom"), she always speaks directly to our condition. Her funny, compassionate poems shed a reassuring light on the fine art of aging, and will delight anyone who is now (or forever) fifty.

Synopsis:

Judith Viorst is known and loved by readers of all ages, for children's books such as andlt;Iandgt;Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day;andlt;/Iandgt; nonfiction titles, including the bestseller andlt;Iandgt;Necessary Losses;andlt;/Iandgt; and her collections of humorous poetry, which make perfect gifts for birthdays, Mother's Day, graduation, Christmas, Chanukah, or at any time of year.andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;Now Judith Viorst looks at what it's like to be (gulp) fifty. andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;Writing with the warmth and authenticity that have become her trademarks, Viorst once again demonstrates her uncanny ability to transform our daily realities into poems that make us laugh with recognition. Whether her subject is the decline of the body ("It's hard to be devil-may-care/When there are pleats in your derriand#232;re") or future aspirations ("Before I go, I'd like to have high cheekbones./I'd like to talk less like New Jersey, and more like Claire Bloom"), she always speaks directly to our condition. Her funny, compassionate poems shed a reassuring light on the fine art of aging, and will delight anyone who is now (or forever) fifty.

Synopsis:

For the next decade, a baby-boomer will turn 50 every seven seconds. What would they do without the wit and wisdom of Judith Viorst's classic exploration of that delicate time in life? 24 line drawings.

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;.

Table of Contents

Contents

FIFTY

You Say You Want to Know How Old I Am?

You Say You Want to Know How the Children Are Doing?

Wild Thing

Exercising Options

Postmortems

Confusion

To a Middle-Aged Friend Considering Adultery with a Younger Man

Happiness

STILL FIFTY

By My Age

Second Marriage

Brief Encounter at the Delicatessen

They're Back

Christmas Presents for Fifty Years and Over

And Now You Want to Know If There Is Anything Good to Say about Getting Older

Eight Basic Facts about Memory

How Can People Want to Bring Children into This Terrible World?

FOREVER FIFTY

Before I Go

You Might As Well Laugh

Some Advice from a Mother to Her Married Son

When Asked to What They Owe the Success of Their Marriage, He and She Completely Agree that Love Is Accommodation

Medical Tests

More Questions

A Sexy Old Lady

The Pleasures of an Ordinary Life

Product Details

ISBN:
9780684832371
Author:
Viorst, Judith
Publisher:
Simon & Schuster
Subject:
General
Subject:
American wit and humor
Subject:
Bibliographies & Indexes
Subject:
Poetry (poetic works by one author)
Subject:
Form - Limericks & Verse
Subject:
Marriage and family life
Subject:
General Humor
Subject:
Humor : General
Subject:
Limericks & verse
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Hardback
Publication Date:
September 1996
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
24 LINE DRAWING, 1 CLR NON-BLK
Pages:
64
Dimensions:
7.5 x 6 in 6.51 oz

Other books you might like

  1. None to Accompany Me Used Hardcover $3.50
  2. Laura Ingalls Wilder's Fairy Poems Used Hardcover $5.95
  3. Where the Red Fern Grows: The Story...
    Used Mass Market $2.95
  4. A Friend Is Someone Who Likes You Used Hardcover $5.95
  5. The Outsiders
    Used Mass Market $2.50
  6. The Iron Ring Used Trade Paper $1.95

Related Subjects

Arts and Entertainment » Humor » Family
Arts and Entertainment » Humor » General
Arts and Entertainment » Humor » Poetry
Health and Self-Help » Self-Help » General

Forever Fifty Used Hardcover
0 stars - 0 reviews
$9.95 In Stock
Product details 64 pages Simon & Schuster - English 9780684832371 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Judith Viorst is known and loved by readers of all ages, for children's books such as andlt;Iandgt;Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day;andlt;/Iandgt; nonfiction titles, including the bestseller andlt;Iandgt;Necessary Losses;andlt;/Iandgt; and her collections of humorous poetry, which make perfect gifts for birthdays, Mother's Day, graduation, Christmas, Chanukah, or at any time of year.andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;Now Judith Viorst looks at what it's like to be (gulp) fifty. andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;Writing with the warmth and authenticity that have become her trademarks, Viorst once again demonstrates her uncanny ability to transform our daily realities into poems that make us laugh with recognition. Whether her subject is the decline of the body ("It's hard to be devil-may-care/When there are pleats in your derriand#232;re") or future aspirations ("Before I go, I'd like to have high cheekbones./I'd like to talk less like New Jersey, and more like Claire Bloom"), she always speaks directly to our condition. Her funny, compassionate poems shed a reassuring light on the fine art of aging, and will delight anyone who is now (or forever) fifty.
"Synopsis" by , For the next decade, a baby-boomer will turn 50 every seven seconds. What would they do without the wit and wisdom of Judith Viorst's classic exploration of that delicate time in life? 24 line drawings.
spacer
spacer
  • back to top
Follow us on...




Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at Powells.com.