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Suddenly Sixty And Other Shocks Of Later Life

Author : Judith Viorst
ISBN : 0743212169
Genre : Humor
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Judith Viorst is known and loved by readers of all ages, for children’s books such as Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day; nonfiction titles, including the bestseller Necessary Losses; and her collections of humorous poetry, which make perfect gifts for birthdays, Mother’s Day, graduation, Christmas, Chanukah, or at any time of year. Suddenly Sixty is a funny and touching book that speaks directly to the sixty-ish woman, inviting her to laugh about, sigh over, and come to hopeful terms with the complex issues of this decade of life. Among the poems in this charmingly illustrated collection are those exploring the joys—and strains—of children and grandchildren, and the intimacy of old friends who’ve ‘known each other so long/We knew each other back when we were virgins.” There are poems that tip their hat to mortality, wrestle with a husband’s retirement —“He’s coming with me when I shop at the supermarket/So I won't have to shop alone. I like alone.”— and acknowledge the fact that at this stage of life we’d “give up a night of wild rapture with Denzel Washington for a nice report on my next bone density test.” Offering plenty of laughs, a few tears, and cover-to-cover truths, these are poems for everyone who would “rather say never say die than enough is enough.” Every woman who has reached this decade will—rueful and smiling—find herself in the pages of this book.
Category: Humor

Suddenly Sixty And Other Shocks Of Later Life

Author : Judith Viorst
ISBN : 068486763X
Genre : Humor
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Judith Viorst is known and loved by readers of all ages, for children’s books such as Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day; nonfiction titles, including the bestseller Necessary Losses; and her collections of humorous poetry, which make perfect gifts for birthdays, Mother’s Day, graduation, Christmas, Chanukah, or at any time of year. Suddenly Sixty is a funny and touching book that speaks directly to the sixty-ish woman, inviting her to laugh about, sigh over, and come to hopeful terms with the complex issues of this decade of life. Among the poems in this charmingly illustrated collection are those exploring the joys—and strains—of children and grandchildren, and the intimacy of old friends who’ve ‘known each other so long/We knew each other back when we were virgins.” There are poems that tip their hat to mortality, wrestle with a husband’s retirement —“He’s coming with me when I shop at the supermarket/So I won't have to shop alone. I like alone.”— and acknowledge the fact that at this stage of life we’d “give up a night of wild rapture with Denzel Washington for a nice report on my next bone density test.” Offering plenty of laughs, a few tears, and cover-to-cover truths, these are poems for everyone who would “rather say never say die than enough is enough.” Every woman who has reached this decade will—rueful and smiling—find herself in the pages of this book.
Category: Humor

It S Hard To Be Hip Over Thirty And Other Tragedies Of Married Life

Author : Judith Viorst
ISBN : 9781982122522
Genre : Humor
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Bringing together some of the best of Judith Viorst’s witty and perceptive poetry—and featuirng the illustrations from the original edition by John Alcorn—Viorst explores the all-too-true ironies and absurdities of being a woman in the modern world. Whether she’s finding herself or finding a sitter, contemplating her sex life as she rubs hormone night cream on her face, or wrestling with the contradiction of falling in love with a man her parents would actually approve of, Viorst transforms the familiar events of daily life into poems that make you laugh with recognition. Here is the young single girl 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”). 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, It’s Hard to be Hip Over Thirty and Other Tragedies of Married Life demonstrates once and for all that no one understands American women coming of age like Judith Viorst. *It’s Hard to be Hip Over Thirty and Other Tragedies of Married Life is a reissue of the previous collection originally titled When Did I Stop Being Twenty and Other Injustices.
Category: Humor

Nearing Ninety

Author : Judith Viorst
ISBN : 9781501197086
Genre : Humor
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The newest illustrated poetry collection in beloved author Judith Viorst’s “decade” series (from It’s Hard to Be Hip Over Thirty to Unexpectedly Eighty), exploring, with her signature savvy and humor, what it means to be an impending nonagenarian. In Nearing Ninety, bestselling author Judith Viorst candidly shares the complicated joys and everyday tribulations that await us at the age of ninety, all with a large dose of humor and an understanding that nothing—well, almost nothing—in life should be taken too seriously. While she struggles to make it to midnight on New Year's Eve, while she’s starting to hear more eulogies than symphonies, while she’ll forever be disheartened by what she weighs (and forever unable to stop weighing herself), there is plenty to cherish at ninety: hanging out with the people she loves. Playing a relentless game of Scrabble. And still sleeping tush-to-tush with the same man to whom she’s been married for sixty years. Accompanied by Laura Gibson’s whimsical illustrations, Nearing Ninety’s amusing and touching reflections make this collection relatable to readers of all ages. With the wisdom and spunk of someone who’s seen it all, Viorst gently reminds us that everybody gets old, and that the best medicine at any age is laughter.
Category: Humor

The Art Of Marriage Maintenance

Author : Sylvia R. Karasu
ISBN : IND:30000101589285
Genre : Family & Relationships
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Phoenix Cahill is experiencing the Awakening, transforming from an asexual tantric vampire nestling to an adult who feeds on the orgasmic energy of her partners. Though any man will do, the only one she craves is her mysterious new neighbor. But feeding from the same man too many times could kill him, and Phoenix won't be satisfied by just one night…. Getting close to Phoenix was supposed to be only part of vampire enforcer Ivar LeBlanc's mission to find her father and bring him to justice. But the plan becomes complicated when he rescues Phoenix from an attack—and gives in to his own desire for her. Now he must choose between the woman he loves and the clan lord to whom he owes his life….
Category: Family & Relationships

Lighter As We Go

Author : Mindy Greenstein
ISBN : 9780199360970
Genre : Psychology
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The fears of aging have been one long cascading domino effect through the years: twenty year-olds dread thirty; forty year-olds fear fifty; sixty fears seventy, and so it goes. And there is something to worry about, though it isn't what you'd expect: research shows that having a bad attitude toward aging when we're young is associated with poorer health when we're older. These worries tend to peak in midlife; but in Lighter as We Go, Mindy Greenstein and Jimmie Holland show us that, contrary to common wisdom, our sense of well-being actually increases with our age--often even in the presence of illness or disability. For the first time, Greenstein and Holland--on a joint venture between an 85 year-old and a fifty year-old--explore positive psychology concepts of character strengths and virtues to unveil how and why, through the course of a lifetime, we learn who we are as we go. Drawing from the authors' own personal, intergenerational friendship, as well as a broad array of research from many different areas--including social psychology, anthropology, neuroscience, humanities, psychiatry, and gerontology--Lighter as We Go introduces compassion, justice, community, and culture to help calm our cascading fears of aging.
Category: Psychology

Pla Bulletin

Author : Pennsylvania Library Association
ISBN : UOM:39015064838272
Genre : Libraries
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Category: Libraries

Cassette Books

Author : Library of Congress. National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped
ISBN : PURD:32754073493896
Genre : Talking books
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The Sundance Reader

Author : Mark Connelly
ISBN : 0838460615
Genre : Education
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Continuing to offer a superior teaching apparatus and a diverse collection of rhetorically arranged readings, The Sundance Reader is now enhanced with annotated essays and InfoTrac® College Edition.
Category: Education

How Did I Get To Be 40 Other Atrocities

Author : Judith Viorst
ISBN : 9781501105883
Genre : Humor
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And so you’ve reached that time in life when you’re stating to pick investments over adventure, clean over scenic, comfortable over intense; when, even though in your heart of hearts you’re only seventeen, the rest of you is (how did it happen?) forty. The wise and witty lady of It’s Hard to Be Hip Over Thirty is here to get you through these forty-ish years with poems that reflect our common shared experience. So let her help you take a look at that decade of sagging kneecaps and college reunions and fantasies of love in the afternoon: at Maoist kids, cholesterol counts, adult-education courses and other atrocities—which somehow just don’t hurt so much when you laugh. A marvelous book filled with insight and warmth, How Did I Get to Be 40 & Other Atrocities is Judith Viorst at her best.
Category: Humor

When Did I Stop Being Twenty And Other Injustices

Author : Judith Viorst
ISBN : 9781416548669
Genre : Humor
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A collection of poems recounting a woman's experiences during three stages of her life, from her observations as a single woman in Greenwich Village to her accounts of married life and her reflections in middle age.
Category: Humor

Transitions In Dying And Bereavement

Author : Moira Cairns
ISBN : UOM:39015059165897
Genre : Social Science
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Find the words--and the deeds--to meet the psychosocial needs of chronically ill and dying people, their families, and caregivers in this first-ever strengths-based, step-by-step guide through the labyrinthine process from diagnosis to death to bereavement. Transitions in Dying and Bereavement puts a human face on a difficult yet unavoidable topic. This book comprehensively and compassionately covers the key transitions that dying people and their families face and the most effective interventions to facilitate the transitions. Employing their many years of experience in hospice and palliative care, this team of counselors and other health care professionals provides: clear explanations of current theory and research related to hospice, palliative, and bereavement care ways to help alleviate anxiety, fear, fatigue, and feelings of denial and powerlessness ways to improve communication about the experience of dying help in planning for death the Palliative Performance Scale, a functional assessment tool sensitive explanations on navigating the three phases of grief perspectives on difficult issues such as body image, sexuality, and intimacy multicultural and interdenominational perspectives on death and dying ways to support staff and much more! Activities, exercises, case studies, personal essays, poetry, and illustrations are liberally and strategically located throughout the text, forming the perfect in-service, classroom, or professional development tool for nurses, physicians, counselors, social workers, allied health professionals, volunteers, and others who work with people traversing the end-of-life experience.
Category: Social Science

You Re Only Young Twice

Author : Ronda Beaman
ISBN : 188924225X
Genre : Psychology
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The science of growing young (neoteny) underpins this book about maintaining or rediscovering ten youthful traits in ourselves as we age. The traits are resilience, optimism, wonder, curiosity, joy, humor, musicality (song and dance), work, play, and learning. Across all, there is love. The reader is encouraged to keep a Young Twice Chronicle for recording thoughts and outcomes as the book suggests do-overs and other activities for growing young-from the inside out.
Category: Psychology

Merry Wives And Others

Author : Penelope Fritzer
ISBN : UOM:39015054406924
Genre : Literary Criticism
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In many ways, the history of domestic humor writing is also a history of domestic life in the twentieth century. For many years, domestic humor was written primarily by females; significant contributions from male writers began as times and family structures changed. It remains timeless because of its basis on the relationships between husbands and wives, parents and children, houses and inhabitants, pets and their owners, chores and their doers, and neighbors. This work is a historical and literary survey of humorists who wrote about home. It begins with a chapter on the social context of and attitudes toward traditional domestic roles and housewives. The following chapters, beginning with the 1920s and continuing through today, cover the different time periods and the foremost American domestic humorists, and the humor written by surrogate parents, grown children about their childhood families, husbands, and Canadian and English writers. Also covered are the differences among various writers toward traditional domestic roles--some, like Erma Bombeck and Judith Viorst, embraced them, while others, like Caryl Kristenson and Marilyn Kentz, resisted them. Common themes, such as the isolation and competitiveness of housework, home as an idealized metaphysical goal and ongoing physical challenge, and the urban, suburban, and rural life, are also explored.
Category: Literary Criticism

Literature

Author : Edgar V. Roberts
ISBN : 0130485845
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Introduction to Literature; Freshman Composition, second semester, where the focus is on writing about literature. This best-selling anthology of fiction, poetry, and drama was the first to interlock the processes of reading literature and writing about literature. In addition to carefully chosen literary selections, each chapter contains detailed information on and demonstrative essays for writing about literature and increased and updated coverage of research and MLA documentation.
Category: Literary Criticism

Something About The Author

Author : Gale Group
ISBN : 078764711X
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Provides biographical information on the men and women who write and illustrate children's books.
Category: Literary Criticism

Forthcoming Books

Author : Rose Arny
ISBN : UOM:39015046802248
Genre : American literature
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Category: American literature