365 Great Things about Getting Older

2007 Day-to-Day Calendar

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Author: Lisa Birnbach

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780740759536

Category:

Page: 736

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Lisa Birnbach is a television commentator and the author of the wildly successful Official Preppy Handbook. She is a Parade magazine contributing editor and the mother of (at least) three children.Ann Hodgman has written three cookbooks, most recently One Bite Won't Kill You. She has also written more than 40 children's books, and her essays have appeared in Best American Essays and Best Food Writing.Patricia Marx, a television screenwriter for shows such as Saturday Night Live, is the author of How to Regain Your Virginity and Meet My Staff.

What's So Funny About Getting Old

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Author: Ed Fischer,Jane Thomas Noland

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 147674291X

Category: Humor

Page: 128

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One bonus of getting older is that it gives us a great perspective on life ...and that includes plenty of humor! This collection of cartoons, quips, quotes, and insights introduces a new comedy genre: elderhumor. It captures the wry hilarity of our real-life sitcoms. Generational vocabulary gaps, miscommunications, preoccupation with health and comforts, foibles, disguises (for aging), even physical limitations -- all can have their funny sides when we're laughing at ourselves. One bonus of getting older is that it gives us a great perspective on life ...and that includes plenty of humor! This collection of cartoons, quips, quotes, and insights introduces a new comedy genre: elderhumor. It captures the wry hilarity of our real-life sitcoms. Generational vocabulary gaps, miscommunications, preoccupation with health and comforts, foibles, disguises (for aging), even physical limitations -- all can have their funny sides when we're laughing at ourselves. This book, a light-hearted gift for anyone who's 50-plus, is a memoryjogger too. Remember the Katzenjammer Kids? Jack Armstrong? Apple Mary? Check out your friends' ages by their responses to a "Vanishing Words" test (examples: "spider," "broomstick skirt," "running board," "the shag"). If you're still calling the refrigerator an "icebox," it's a giveaway -- you're probably over 60. What's So Funny about Getting Old? is brought to you by a comedy team of two. Ed Fischer is an award-winning cartoonist. Jane Thomas Noland, author of Laugh It Off (what's so funny about trying to lose weight?) is a books editor and a former Minneapolis Star Tribune feature writer. Both have delicious ways of looking at life. Both, like all the rest of us, are getting older. Laughter heals. Laughter helps. Laughter keeps us in shape emotionally and physically. Read this book and try it. You'll be convinced, as these authors are, that there's only one way to grow older -- with a healthy sense of humor!

365 Great Things about Friendship

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Author: Inc Barbour Publishing

Publisher: DayMaker

ISBN: 9781602608405

Category: Religion

Page: 370

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Barbour’s exciting line of perpetual calendars offers something for everyone. Six new titles focus on the great things about motherhood, fatherhood, friendship, golf, getting older, and being in love. Text, from inspirational to humorous, is complemented by an appealing design. A perfect purchase as a gift or for personal use, these perpetual calendars will inspire for years to come.

How to Prepare for Old Age

Without Taking the Fun Out of Life

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Author: Bernard Otis

Publisher: Incorgnito Publishing Press

ISBN: 9780986195365

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 194

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In this touching, often humorous and very personal account, Bernie shares his 86 years of life, love, loss and laughter as an inspirational guide to what it means to age without growing old. His advice on love after 60, how to talk with family members about illness, what you should be prepared for when confronting tragedy and loss, what it means to be a caregiver to a loved one and many other of life's challenges are a must for family members young and old. Bernie's book is a treasure trove of personal and professional life experiences that will help you prepare for old age and take control of the nature of aging. Be prepared to laugh out loud and quietly shed a tear as Bernie takes you through the voyage of life.

My Formerly Hot Life

Dispatches from Just the Other Side of Young

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Author: Stephanie Dolgoff

Publisher: Ballantine Books

ISBN: 9780345521477

Category: Self-Help

Page: 224

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When men stop making lecherous catcalls and Spanx get comfortable in your lingerie drawer, when marketers target you for Activia instead of $200 premium denim, when you have to start wearing makeup to get that “I’m not wearing any makeup” glow and are “ma’amed” outside the Deep South, it may dawn on you that somehow you have crossed an invisible line: You are not the young, relevant, in-the-mix woman you used to be. But neither are you old, or even what you think of as middle-aged. You are no longer what you were, but not quite sure what you are. Stephanie Dolgoff calls this stage of a woman’s life “Formerly,” the state of mind and body she herself is in now: Her roaring twenties are behind her, but she’s not in hot flash territory, either. My Formerly Hot Life, showcasing Dolgoff’s wacky and wise observations about this little-discussed flux time, demonstrates that becoming a Formerly is intensely poignant if you’re paying attention, and hilarious even if you’re not. From fashion to friendship, beauty to body image, married sex to single searching, mothering to careering (or both), Dolgoff reveals the upside to not being forever 21—even as you watch the things you once thought were so essential to a happy life go the way of the cassette tape. You may be formerly thin, formerly cool, formerly (seemingly) carefree, formerly cutting-edge, but in reading My Formerly Hot Life you are reminded that you are finally more comfortable in your skin (formerly obsessed with your weight), finally following your instincts (formerly ruled by the opinions of others), and finally happy with where you are (formerly focused on the guy or job you thought would take you where you thought you should be). While you may no longer be as close to the media-machine-generated idea of fabulous, you can do many, many more things fabulously. Wildly entertaining and inspiring, My Formerly Hot Life proves that once you let yourself laugh about that which is passing, life is richer, more fun, and more satisfying. Despite what you’re led to believe, growing older most certainly means growing better. From the Hardcover edition.

100 Years: Wisdom From Famous Writers on Every Year of Your Life

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Author: Joshua Prager,Milton Glaser

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393285715

Category: Reference

Page: 208

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An extraordinary literary journey, 100 Years celebrates every age from birth to 100 with quotations from the world’s greatest writers. This literary tapestry of the human experience will delight readers of all backgrounds. Moving year by year through the words of our most beloved authors, the great sequence of life reveals itself—the wonders and confinements of childhood, the emancipations and frustrations of adolescence, the empowerments and millstones of adulthood, the recognitions and resignations of old age. This trove of wisdom—featuring immortal passages from Arthur Rimbaud, Sylvia Plath, Virginia Woolf, David Foster Wallace, William Shakespeare, Herman Melville, Jane Austen, and Maya Angelou, among many others—reminds us that the patterns of life transcend continents, cultures, and generations. As Thomas Mann wrote of our most shared human experience: "It will happen to me as to them." Designed by the legendary Milton Glaser, who created the I ♥ NY logo, 100 Years brings together color, type, and text to illuminate the ebb and flow of an entire life.

Fifteen Minutes Outside

365 Ways to Get Out of the House and Connect with Your Kids

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Author: Rebecca P Cohen

Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.

ISBN: 1402254377

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 256

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What if you got outside every day, and what if you could get your kids to come along? It sounds modest, but the effects, as dynamic outdoor spokesperson Rebecca Cohen herself can testify, are profound. This inspiring collection of activities gives families an idea for every day of the year, requiring little planning, no expertise and relatively little resources (time, cash, or patience!), no matter where they live. Simple and inspiring, this book is bursting with hundreds of easy ways to get your family out into nature a little bit every day.

Feed

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Author: M. T. Anderson

Publisher: Candlewick Press

ISBN: 0763662623

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 299

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In a future where most people have computer implants in their heads to control their environment, a boy meets an unusual girl who is in serious trouble.

Goodbye, Things: The New Japanese Minimalism

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Author: Fumio Sasaki

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393609049

Category: House & Home

Page: 288

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The best-selling phenomenon from Japan that shows us a minimalist life is a happy life. Fumio Sasaki is not an enlightened minimalism expert or organizing guru like Marie Kondo—he’s just a regular guy who was stressed out and constantly comparing himself to others, until one day he decided to change his life by saying goodbye to everything he didn’t absolutely need. The effects were remarkable: Sasaki gained true freedom, new focus, and a real sense of gratitude for everything around him. In Goodbye, Things Sasaki modestly shares his personal minimalist experience, offering specific tips on the minimizing process and revealing how the new minimalist movement can not only transform your space but truly enrich your life. The benefits of a minimalist life can be realized by anyone, and Sasaki’s humble vision of true happiness will open your eyes to minimalism’s potential.

Age doesn't matter unless you're a cheese

wisdom from our elders

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Author: Kathryn Petras,Ross Petras

Publisher: Workman Pub Co

ISBN: 9780761125181

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 409

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Presents a collection of quotations from persons over the age of sixty about life and growing older.

Darkly Dreaming Dexter

A Novel

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Author: Jeffry P. Lindsay

Publisher: Vintage Books

ISBN: 0307277887

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

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Hiding a secret life as an assassin while working as a murder analyst for the Miami police, Dexter Morgan is intrigued by the work of a new serial killer whose style mimics his own and who Morgan realizes is inviting him into a deadly competition. Reprint. 15,000 first printing. (A Showtime series, premiering Fall 2006, starring Michael C. Hall, Jennifer Carpenter, and others) (Suspense)

365 Sketches

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Author: Joe Janes

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 055748281X

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 684

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On January 19, 2009, Chicago teacher and playwright Joe Janes decided to write a comedy sketch a day for a year. He did that. When he was done, Don Hall of the WNEP Theater Foundation decided to produce them. All of them. In June of 2010, Don and Joe gathered together over 200 Chicago actors and directors and over eleven nights presented 26 shows each featuring two weeks worth of sketches (although one has 15 scenes). Yep. Crazy. All 365 comedy sketches are collected in this book along with a complete list of directors and actors from the Strawdog shows. Joe teaches comedy writing at The Second City and Columbia College.

50 Things to Make and Do

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Author: Fiona Watt

Publisher: Usborne Books

ISBN: 9781409504948

Category: Amusements

Page: 103

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This inspiring book is full of wonderful ideas for easy craft projects.

Younger by the Day

365 Ways to Rejuvenate Your Body and Revitalize Your Spirit

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Author: Victoria Moran

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0061843083

Category: Self-Help

Page: 480

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Wouldn't it be wonderful to love your life through every age and stage of it? Appreciate yourself every step of the way? And have such vitality that, even though you're perfectly proud of the age you are, people routinely think you're several years younger? This happy state is the promise of Younger by the Day, a one - year program for aging in reverse with results that start as soon as you do -- and you can start any day of the year. Victoria Moran was baffled when midlife seemed to change everything, from the shape of her body to her visibility in society. She began a four - year journey, asking these questions: Why do some women blossom with age while others wither? How can you accept yourself as you are and still nurture yourself into becoming the best you can be? How can you draw from your inner wisdom everything you need to deal with the un-certainties of life as well the certainty of growing older? Victoria found the practical answers, and they are distilled here for you to put into use, one day at a time.

Aging With Humor and Grace

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Author: Andrea Partee,Sandra King,Sharon Crock

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781484991688

Category: Humor

Page: 164

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In the first of Partee's funny books for women, the award winning Aging with Humor and Grace may just be a cross between Erma Bombeck and Chicken Soup for the Soul. This humorous book isn't just about aging, it's about living life. Partee's entertaining anecdotes will make you laugh whether she's describing the application of eye makeup with glasses on or what to do with your extra chin. Her funny stories include how to conquer restless leg syndrome; the drawback of starting an exercise program after a ten year hiatus and admitting to ridiculous fears and phobias. While written especially for middle aged women, it's not just about new wrinkles. It's about family and relationships as well. You'll find funny short stories about parenting, family life and the drawback of raising kids to be honest. And embarrassing moments abound whether she's falling off her high heels in front of her ex-husband's wife, discovering hair growing in the wrong places or sharing the tough way she lost 40 pounds.Andrea's authentic, honest and hilarious sense of humor is like listening to your best friend (or wishing you had one like this) over a cup of freshly brewed coffee in the kitchen or a glass of wine outside on a summer evening.More Rave Reviews…~ “A great work of fiction.” --An ex husband~ “This is a book everyone should buy.” - -Her creditors~ “Filled with funny stories, I wish she'd had this sense of humor when I raised the rent.” --Her landlord~ “I especially enjoyed the section on eyesight and the stupidity of texting while driving.” -- Used car salesman~ “With a sense of humor all her own, this funny lady may be just what you need to laugh out loud.” --Anonymous Readers Favorite Says…If you are looking for an inspirational book about gracefully coping with the less than appealing aspects of aging, Andrea Partee's "Aging with Humor and Grace" isn't that tale. Instead Partee provides hilarious insight into the pitfalls of aging in a self-deprecating way to which we can all relate...or will eventually be able to relate. You don't have to be a woman of a certain age to enjoy her witty, and often embarrassing take on wayward hair growth, bodily functions, pregnancy and child-rearing among dozens of other frighteningly funny topics. Partee's book is aptly named because she deals with embarrassment, insecurity and tragedy with both humor and grace. Subtly touting the grace that comes from the ability to laugh at oneself, "Aging with Humor and Grace" is a refreshing take on a genre typically focused on how to reverse the clock and make your fifty year old bum look twenty again. Written in a fast-paced, acerbic manner, this book allows women to laugh about the inevitability of aging in an effort to accept what comes. Instead of pretending as though she has found the secret to aging gracefully, Partee simply provides her funny take on the things we are often afraid to talk about in public. When the time comes for you to cope with the hazards of aging, skip the self-help section and pass by the plastic surgeon's guide to aging gracefully and go straight to the humor section where Partee will happily guide you down the road to aging gracefully and hilariously. - - Natasha Jackson for Readers' FavoriteScroll up and click the “look inside” feature or buy this treasure now.

365 Saints

Your Daily Guide to the Wisdom and Wonder of Their Lives

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Author: Woodeene Koenig-Bricker

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0062321625

Category: Religion

Page: 384

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Let the Saints' lives guide and touch your life each day! The life of a saint is the life of an ordinary person lived well. And that's the life readers will discover in this delightful and often surprising collection of words and wisdom from saints throughout the ages. A lovely and inspiring gift book, 365 Saints illuminates how the saints actually lived, detailing their hopes, fears, joys, and sorrows, as well as their lesser–known idiosyncracies and saying. Witty and wondrous, simple and sublime, 365 Saints offers a full year of meditations and practical suggestions for emulating the saints today.

365 Ways to Reduce Stress

Everyday Tips to Help You Relax, Rejuvenate, and Refresh

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Author: Eve Adamson

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1440513791

Category: Self-Help

Page: 224

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• The only tip-based book to offer strategies for managing stress every day of the year • 48 percent of Americans say they’re more stressed now than they were five years ago (New York Post) • The current economical climate is stressful—“Being fired or laid off can lead to clinical depression, violence, and alcohol abuse, as well as strokes and heart attacks.” (Newsweek) There’s always more to do and not enough time to do it in! Today, more than ever, people need relief from the pressures of everyday life. Stress can lead to damaging physical and mental health issues, so it’s important to take control and manage stress effectively. From cutting caffeine intake to doodling in a journal, readers find the daily comfort they long for in 365 Ways to Reduce Stress. This hands-on, tip-based guide offers simple advice for how to remain calm and centered, no matter what the day brings— including how to: • Calculate your stress vulnerability factor • Identify and eliminate environmental stressors • Nourish your emotional, physical, and spiritual selves • Avoid stress triggers and relax pro-actively This inspiring tool for the overworked, over-scheduled, and overstressed will allow readers to breath a little easier and live a lot happier—each and every day!

The New Politics of Old Age Policy

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Author: Robert B. Hudson

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 1421414880

Category: Political Science

Page: 296

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As the average age of the U.S. population continues to increase, age-related policies have come under intense scrutiny, sparking heated debates. In the past, older people were seen as a frail, dependent population, but major policies enacted or expanded on their behalf have made them major players in electoral and interest-group politics. This thoroughly revised and updated edition of Robert B. Hudson’s The New Politics of Old Age Policy not only explains the politics behind the country’s age-based programs and describes how those programs work but also assesses how well—or poorly—they meet the growing and changing needs of older Americans. Essays by leading experts in political science, sociology, law, social work, and gerontology address, among other things, theoretical approaches to age-based policy; population dynamics and the impact of growing diversity within the older population; and national, state, and local issues associated with major age-based programs. More than any other source, this book presents the most current information on growing older in the United States, including in-depth analyses of Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, housing initiatives, the Older Americans Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, and tax policy. Detailed new chapters focus on financial security and retirement in the context of the Great Recession, diversity and inequality in aging populations, and implications of the Affordable Care Act. Scholars, students, and policymakers will appreciate the volume’s timely overview of the evolution of aging policy. -- Larry Polivka, The Claude Pepper Center

Gettin' Old Ain't for Wimps

Inspirations and Stories to Warm Your Heart and Tickle Your Funny Bone

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Author: Karen O'Connor

Publisher: Harvest House Publishers

ISBN: 0736931457

Category: Aging

Page: 240

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Speaker and author Karen O'Connor urges her post-fifty friends to "laugh and love all the way home to the Father's house." With humor and wisdom, Karen shares personal and gathered stories about the blessings of surviving and surpassing middle-age. "Gettin""' Old Ain't for Wimps "overflows with candor and helps the boomin' baby boomer market celebrate with: funny stories of the antics and adventures of getting older "conversations with God" for a deeper prayer life hopeful words for the tough times For those who have already traded in their wimp status for a more courageous existence or those still wondering about the future, this delightful read affirms that the latter decades are filled with God's promises and joys.