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When Did I Stop Being Twenty and Other Injustices: Selected Poems from Single to Mid-Life

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ISBN13: 9781416548669
ISBN10: 1416548661
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When Did I Stop Being Twenty and Other Injustices brings together the best of Judith Viorst's witty, insightful poetry, including many favorites from It's Hard to Be Hip Over Thirty and others from her out-of-print collections. Whether she's finding herself or finding a sitter, or contemplating her sex life as she rubs the hormone night cream on her face, Viorst explores the true and funny ironies all women encounter growing up in the modern world.

Here is a young single girl from Irvington, New Jersey, leaving her parents' home for life in the big city ("No I do not believe in free love / And yes I will be home for Sunday dinners," she promises). Here is the aspiring bohemian with an expensive liberal arts education, getting coffee and taking dictation, "Hoping that someday someone will be impressed / With all I know." Here is that married woman, coping with motherhood ("The tricycles are cluttering my foyer / The Pop Tart crumbs are sprinkled on my soul") and fantasy affairs ("I could imagine cryptic conversations, clandestine martinis...and me explaining that long kisses clog my sinuses") and all-too-real family reunions ("Four aunts in pain taking pills / One cousin in analysis taking notes"). And here she is at mid-life, wondering whether a woman who used to wear a "Ban the Bomb" button can find happiness being a person "with a set of fondue forks, a fish poacher, and a wok."

Every step of the way, Viorst transforms the familiar events of daily life into poems that make you laugh with recognition. When Did I Stop Being Twenty and Other Injustices demonstrates once and for all that no one understands American women coming of age like Judith Viorst.

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Bringing together all of Viorsts best-loved poetry, this collection includes many of the poets previously out-of-print favorites.

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, D.C., 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, children’s picture books, adult fiction and nonfiction, poetry for children and adults, and three musicals, which are still performed on stages around the country. She is best known for her beloved picture book, Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day.

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Product Details

ISBN:
9781416548669
Subtitle:
Selected Poems from Single to Mid-Life
Publisher:
Simon & Schuster
Illustrator:
Alcorn, John
Author:
John
Author:
Viorst, Judith
Author:
Alcorn
Author:
Alcorn, John
Subject:
American - General
Subject:
Form - Essays
Subject:
General Humor
Publication Date:
20071106
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
YES
Pages:
112
Dimensions:
7.5 x 6 in

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When Did I Stop Being Twenty and Other Injustices: Selected Poems from Single to Mid-Life
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