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The Resource Unexpectedly eighty : and other adaptations, Judith Viorst ; illustrated by Laura Gibson

Unexpectedly eighty : and other adaptations, Judith Viorst ; illustrated by Laura Gibson

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Unexpectedly eighty : and other adaptations
Title
Unexpectedly eighty
Title remainder
and other adaptations
Statement of responsibility
Judith Viorst ; illustrated by Laura Gibson
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"What does it mean to be eighty? In her wise and playful poems, Judith Viorst discusses marriage, friendship, grandparenthood, and all the particular marvels--and otherwise--of this extraordinary decade. She describes the wonder of seeing the world with new eyes--not because of revelation but because of a successful cataract operation. She promises not to gently fade way, and not to drive after daylight's faded away either. She explains how she's gotten to be a 'three-desserts' grandmother ('Just don't tell your mom!'), shares how memory failures can keep you married, and enumerates her hopes for the afterlife (which she doesn't believe in, but if it does exist, her sister-in-law better not be there with her)"--Page 2 of cover
Cataloging source
DLC
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Viorst, Judith
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3572.I6
LC item number
U54 2010
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Aging
  • Aging
Label
Unexpectedly eighty : and other adaptations, Judith Viorst ; illustrated by Laura Gibson
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Publication
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
I. Eightyish -- One hallmark of maturity is having the capacity to hold two opposing ideas in your head at once -- Driving at night -- Been there, done that -- Up here in Maine -- What to talk about -- Ruth June -- Seeing is disbelieving -- Insurance, eternity, John Quincy Adams, polar bears, lab tests, and so forth -- House of cards -- Fifty years later -- II. Eightier -- How I know I'm old -- Missing -- Revelation? -- Delia and Max -- Stopping by my mirror on a sunny morning -- Among my grandchildren -- Thinking about great sex -- Washington dinner party -- Easier -- III. Exceedingly eighty -- Exceedingly eighty -- How to stay married -- I don't intend to gently fade away -- An afterlife -- Here at the restaurant -- It's not too late to give up being cheap -- Just because I'm elderly doesn't mean you can talk to me in elderspeak -- E-mail is a wonderful way to stay in touch with the children -- After giving the matter a great deal of thought -- Status report
Control code
ocn503308200
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
xii, 63 pages
Isbn
9781439190296
Lccn
2010004199
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)503308200
Label
Unexpectedly eighty : and other adaptations, Judith Viorst ; illustrated by Laura Gibson
Link
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
I. Eightyish -- One hallmark of maturity is having the capacity to hold two opposing ideas in your head at once -- Driving at night -- Been there, done that -- Up here in Maine -- What to talk about -- Ruth June -- Seeing is disbelieving -- Insurance, eternity, John Quincy Adams, polar bears, lab tests, and so forth -- House of cards -- Fifty years later -- II. Eightier -- How I know I'm old -- Missing -- Revelation? -- Delia and Max -- Stopping by my mirror on a sunny morning -- Among my grandchildren -- Thinking about great sex -- Washington dinner party -- Easier -- III. Exceedingly eighty -- Exceedingly eighty -- How to stay married -- I don't intend to gently fade away -- An afterlife -- Here at the restaurant -- It's not too late to give up being cheap -- Just because I'm elderly doesn't mean you can talk to me in elderspeak -- E-mail is a wonderful way to stay in touch with the children -- After giving the matter a great deal of thought -- Status report
Control code
ocn503308200
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
xii, 63 pages
Isbn
9781439190296
Lccn
2010004199
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)503308200

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