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Growing Old Disgracefully

Author : Rohan Candappa
ISBN : 9781407079479
Genre : Humor
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Does your mother think it's really charming to talk to every rose bush on the street? Has your father taken up obsessive fundraising for a donkey sanctuary on retirement? Does he collect elastic bands because 'you never know when you'll need one'? Do your parents make jokes about sheltered housing? Have they guessed that you've already sent off for the brochures? Do they seem to be having too much fun for a couple with two fake hips, a pacemaker and three steel pins between them? Then you need Rohan Candappa. The man who bought you The Little Book of Stress, The Little Book of Wrong Shui and The Autobiography of a One Year Old has hit the nail on the head once more. Full of wit and wisdom, Rohan will give you a much needed laugh in the face of your parents' increasingly barmy behaviour. Just one thing, you'll probably find your parents have bought it too. And they'll probably think its really funny.
Category: Humor

Music Style And Aging

Author : Andy Bennett
ISBN : 9781439908099
Genre : Music
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The image of the aging rock-and-roller is not just Paul McCartney and Mick Jagger on stage in their sixties. In his timely book Music, Style, and Aging, cultural sociologist Andy Bennett explains how people move on from youth and effectively grow older with popular music. For many aging followers of rock, punk, and other contemporary popular genres, music is ingrained in their identities. Its meaning is highly personal and intertwined with the individual's biographical development. Bennett studies these fans and how they have changed over time--through fashions, hairstyles, body modification, career paths, political orientations, and perceptions of and by the next generation. The significance of popular music for these fans is no longer tied exclusively to their youth. Bennett illustrates how the music? that "mattered" to most people in their youth continues to play an important role in their adult lives--a role that goes well beyond nostalgia.
Category: Music

101 Ways To Grow Old Disgracefully

Author : Richard de Meath
ISBN : 9781291431308
Genre : Fiction
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As we age, our outlook on life alters, teaching us that no matter how hard we struggle to hold back the clock of time. We find the golden years are stress-free, offering a greater sense of freedom. Many find the ageing experience tells you that you really are as young as you feel. They see little reason to turn into caricatures of their parents, or worst still - their grandparents! What was once regarded as 'old age' has become the new 'middle age'. This is the time of the sixties generation, revealing there is a lot to be said for enjoying yourself - just for the hell of it! The creators of rock music, the ageing pop stars that see little reason to sit back and collect their pension, now dance to a more exciting tune. People over a certain age discover there is a mischievous inner self waiting to come out to play. This book offers new insights into what people mean when they say they enjoy growing old disgracefully.
Category: Fiction

Growing Old Disgracefully

Author : Hen Co-op
ISBN : 0895946726
Genre : Self-Help
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Presents life stories, personal essays and poems by women looking at their past and present lives and at their own aging, and suggests ways to make life at any age more joyous and creative
Category: Self-Help

About Time

Author : Irma Kurtz
ISBN : 9781848543782
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Something in our world is changing. In ten years time 60% of us will be over 55. The retirement age is likely to move up to 70; modern medicine ensures that most of us will live well in to our 80s and most of us will choose to do some work, paid or voluntary, while we are still physically able. Yet older people have, as yet, no role in modern society. Old age is regarded as an invonvenience, something to be shunned and set apart from our daily lives. In this frank, often funny and always compelling disquisition on ageing, Irma Kurtz sets out to chart the territory through her own and others' experiences. Along the way she meets a diverse group of people whose insights into their own lives have much to offer a younger generation - from a 90-year-old weekly columnist and a vicar still working in his mid-70s to The Good Granny Guide's Jane Fearnley-Whittingstall and 'London's Rudest Landlord', Normal Balon of the celebrated Coach and Horses. Kurtz is a fearless investigator of the art of growing old - its pleasures and its griefs - carrying with her the only tool that sharpens with age: lifelong curiosity.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Growing Old Disgracefully

Author : Casimir Dukahz
ISBN : 906971003X
Genre : Boys
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De erotische belevenissen van een oudere homofiele man.
Category: Boys