Dear Jamie, Cindy, Monica, and anyone else following this thread,Jamie, hooked by your description of Turning 70, and then further encouraged by Cindy's and Monica's comments, I searched our Bookshare collection for books by Judith Viorst. Most looked like appealing children's books, but, Marriage For Grown Ups, looked, based only on title impressions, to be fore...well...grown ups, so I've downloaded it and read enough to be charmed by this author who is new to me.
This is a self-help, pocket wisdom, kind of book. Being a collector of quotes, I found no shortage of interesting ones. This author seems to dispense honesty with a compassionate touch and with humor.
Thank you, Jamie, for scanning and Monica and Cindy for your comments and endorsement.
Jamie, or anyone, I'm adding more Judith Viorst books via this list to my wish list.
I'm off to recommend Marriage For Grown Ups to a happily married couple who subscribed to Bookshare for Christmas and might enjoy it.
Always with love, Lissi----- Original Message ----- From: "Cindy" <cindyr@xxxxxxxxx>
To: <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> Sent: Thursday, January 18, 2007 10:56 PM Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: I'm Too Young to be Seventy
The major problem my friends and I have found is that we don't look the way we feel. It's a shock every time I look into the mirror. I feel like I'm in my 20s or maybe 30s at the oldest, but my mirror shows me a different person.Cindy-----Original Message----- From: jamieyates@xxxxxxxxxxx Sent: Thu, 18 Jan 2007 19:49:59 -0800 (PST) To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: [bksvol-discuss] I'm Too Young to be Seventy I just submitted the book of poetry by Judith Viorst, author of Suddenly Sixty. From the dust jacket: Fans of Judith Viorst's funny, touching, and wise poems about turning thirty, forty, fifty, and sixty will love this new volume for the woman who deeply believes she is too young to be seventy, "too young in my heart and my soul, if not in my thighs." 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, "Am I required to think of myself as a basically shallow woman because I feel better when my hair looks good?," when she presses a few helpful suggestions on her kids because "they may be middle aged, but they're still my children," and when she graciouslybut not too graciouslyselects her husband's next mate in a poem deliciously subtitled "If I Should Die Before 4 Wake, Here's the Wife You Next Should Take." Though Viorst acknowl¬edges 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 "drinking wine, making love, laughing hard, caring hard, and learning a new trick or two as part of our job description at seventy." Jamie in Michigan To unsubscribe from this list send a blank Email to bksvol-discuss-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx put the word 'unsubscribe' by itself in the subject line. To get a list of available commands, put the word 'help' by itself in the subject line.To unsubscribe from this list send a blank Email to bksvol-discuss-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxxput the word 'unsubscribe' by itself in the subject line. To get a list of available commands, put the word 'help' by itself in the subject line.
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