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Im Too Young To Be Seventy & Other Decis

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The beloved author of andlt;Iandgt;Foreverandlt;/Iandgt; andlt;Iandgt;Fiftyandlt;/Iandgt; and andlt;Iandgt;Suddenlyandlt;/Iandgt; andlt;Iandgt;Sixtyandlt;/Iandgt; tackles the ins and outs of becoming a septuagenarian with wry good humor. Fans of Viorstand#8217;s funny, touching, and wise decades poems will love these verses filled with witty advice and reflections on marriage, milestones, and middle-aged children.andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;Viorst explores, among the many other issues of this stage of life, the state of our sex lives and teeth, how we can stay married though thermostatically incompatible, and the joys of grandparenthood and shopping. Readers will nod with rueful recognition when she asks, and#8220;Am I required to think of myself as a basically shallow woman because I feel better when my hair looks good?,and#8221; when she presses a few helpful suggestions on her kids because and#8220;they may be middle aged, but theyand#8217;re still my children,and#8221; and when she graciouslyand#8212;but not too graciouslyand#8212;selects her husbandand#8217;s next mate in a poem deliciously subtitled and#8220;If I Should Die Before I Wake, Hereand#8217;s the Wife You Next Should Take.and#8221; Though Viorst acknowledges she is definitely not a good sport about the fact that she is mortal, her poems are full of the pleasures of life right now, helping us come to terms with the passage of time, encouraging us to keep trying to fix the world, and inviting us to consider and#8220;drinking wine, making love, laughing hard, caring hard, and learning a new trick or two as part of our job description at seventy.and#8221;andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt; andlt;Iandgt;I'm Too Young to Be Seventyandlt;/Iandgt; is a joy to read and makes a heartwarming gift for anyone who has reached or is soon to reach thatand#8212;itand#8217;s not so bad after alland#8212;seventh decade.

Synopsis:

The beloved bestselling author of andlt;Iandgt;Forever Fiftyandlt;/Iandgt; and andlt;Iandgt;Suddenly Sixtyandlt;/Iandgt; tackles the ins and outs of becoming a septuagenarian with her usual wry good humor.

Synopsis:

The beloved bestselling author of Forever Fifty and Suddenly Sixty tackles the ins and outs of becoming a septuagenarian with her usual wry good humor.

About the Author

Judith Viorst has written many books for children, including the classics Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day and its sequels, and If I Were in Charge of the World and Other Stories. She is also the author of Just in Case, illustrated by Diana Cain Bluthenthal. She lives with her husband, Milton, in Washington D.C.

Table of Contents

Contents

At Seventy

At Seventy

Erotic Options

Teeth

Hmmm

Re: Vision

As Time Goes By

Soul-Searching

Still Married

The Secret of Staying Married

Not Merely His Life Companion

Body Heat

Why Marriage Was Invented

At the Opera

In the Middle of the Night

Some of the Reasons I Love to Go to the Movies

To My Husband When He Starts Contemplating Remarriage or If I Should Die Before I Wake, Here's the Wife You Next Should Take

The Children and Grandchildren

They May Be Middle Aged, But They're Still My Children

Granddaughter

New Kid Around the House

Namesakes

A Letter to My Sons About Mother's Day

What Do We Tell the Children?

Role Reversal

The Sixth Grandchild

The Rest of It

Nervous

Too Young to Be Seventy

Keynesian Economics

If We Stopped Trying

On Not Being a Good Sport About the Fact That I'm Going to Die One of These Days

At the Airport

Still Dieting After All These Years

The Rest of It

Product Details

ISBN:
9780743267748
Author:
Viorst, Judith
Publisher:
Free Press
Subject:
Marriage
Subject:
Family
Subject:
Form - Essays
Subject:
General Humor
Subject:
Humor-Anthologies
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:
redbook, viorst, Necessary Losses, Jewish women, Jewish writers, AARP, Suddenly Sixty, I m Too Young to Be Seventy, bestseller, humor, essays, nora ephron, Alexander and the Wonderful, Marvelous, Excellent, Terrific Ninety Days, Suddenly Sixty And Other S
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Hardback
Publication Date:
October 2005
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
34 2-color illustrations t/o
Pages:
64
Dimensions:
7.5 x 6 in 7.945 oz

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Arts and Entertainment » Humor » Anthologies
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Fiction and Poetry » Poetry » A to Z
Health and Self-Help » Health and Medicine » Aging

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"Synopsis" by , The beloved bestselling author of andlt;Iandgt;Forever Fiftyandlt;/Iandgt; and andlt;Iandgt;Suddenly Sixtyandlt;/Iandgt; tackles the ins and outs of becoming a septuagenarian with her usual wry good humor.
"Synopsis" by , The beloved bestselling author of Forever Fifty and Suddenly Sixty tackles the ins and outs of becoming a septuagenarian with her usual wry good humor.

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