Forever Fifty

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 ...

Forever Fifty

Author: Judith Viorst

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1501105876

Page: 64

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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. Now Judith Viorst looks at what it's like to be (gulp) fifty. Writing with the warmth and authenticity that have become her trademarks, Viorst once again demonstrates her uncanny ability to transform our daily realities into poems that make us laugh with recognition. Whether her subject is the decline of the body ("It's hard to be devil-may-care/When there are pleats in your derrière") or future aspirations ("Before I go, I'd like to have high cheekbones./I'd like to talk less like New Jersey, and more like Claire Bloom"), she always speaks directly to our condition. Her funny, compassionate poems shed a reassuring light on the fine art of aging, and will delight anyone who is now (or forever) fifty.

Unexpectedly Eighty

... to Be Forty and Other Atrocities If I Were in Charge of the World and Other
Worries When Did I Stop Being Twenty and Other Injustices Forever Fifty and
Other Negotiations Sad Underwear and Other Complications Suddenly Sixty and
Other ...

Unexpectedly Eighty

Author: Judith Viorst

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781439190302

Page: 80

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Judith Viorst returns with more poems in her “Decades” poetry series detailing the highs and lows of being an octogenarian. Continuing the comedic insight from I’m Too Young to be Seventy, these verses of memories and advice from eighty years of love, marriage, and grandchildren are sure to bring laughs. What does it mean to be eighty? In her wise and playful poems, Judith Viorst discusses love, friendship, grand parenthood, 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 away, 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 failure 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). As Viorst gleefully attests, eighty is not too old to dream, to flirt, to drink, and to dance. It’s also not too late to give up being cheap or to take up with a younger man of seventy-eight. Zesty, hopeful, and full of the pleasures of living, Viorst’s poems speak to her legions of readers, who recognize themselves in her knowing observations, in her touching reflections, and in her joyful affirmations. Funny, moving, inspirational, and true—the newest in Judith Viorst’s beloved “decades” series extols the virtues, victories, frustrations, and joys of life.

How Did I Get to Be Forty and Other Atrocities

POEMS The Village Square It's Hard to Be Hip Over Thirty and Other Tragedies
of Married Life People and Other Aggravations If I Were in Charge of the World
and Other Worries Forever Fifty and Other Negotiations Sad Underwear and
Other ...

How Did I Get to Be Forty and Other Atrocities

Author: Judith Viorst

Publisher: Simon & Schuster

ISBN: 1982122536

Page: 64

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And so you’ve reached that time in life when you’re starting to “pick investments over adventure, / And clean over scenic, and comfortable over intense”; when, even though in your heart of hearts you’re much younger, the rest of you is (how did it happen?) forty. Judith Viorst, the wise and witty lady of It’s Hard to Be Hip Over 30 and Other Tragedies of Married Life, is here to guide you through these forty-ish years with poems that reflect the highs, the lows, and the everything-in-betweens of midlife. Viorst playfully considers the prospects of sagging kneecaps, awkward college reunions, and fantasies of love in the afternoon; being baffled by one’s Buddhist bisexual vegetarian Maoist offspring; cholesterol counts, adult-education courses and other atrocities of midlife—which somehow aren’t as painful when you can laugh at them. Filled with warmth, humor, and insight, How Did I Get to Be 40 & Other Atrocities is Judith Viorst at her best.

Merry Wives and Others

Forever Fifty and Other Negotiations. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1989. .
How Did I Get to Be Forty and Other Atrocities. New York: Simon and Schuster,
1976. . It's Hard to Be Hip Over Thirty and Other Tragedies of Married Life.
Cleveland ...

Merry Wives and Others

Author: Penelope Fritzer

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9780786480647

Page: 272

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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.

When Did I Stop Being Twenty and Other Injustices

... Other Tragedies of Married Life People and Other Aggravations How Did I Get
to Be Forty and Other Atrocities If I Were in Charge of the World and Other
Worries Forever Fifty and Other Negotiations Sad Underwear and Other
Complications ...

When Did I Stop Being Twenty and Other Injustices

Author: Judith Viorst

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1416548661

Page: 112

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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.

Celebrating Fifty

Women Share Their Experiences, Challenges, and Insights on Becoming 50
Karen Blaker. Tyler , Anne . Breathing Lessons , New York : Alfred A. Knopf ,
1988 . Viorst , Judith . Forever Fifty and Other Negotiations . New York : Simon ...

Celebrating Fifty

Author: Karen Blaker

Publisher: McGraw-Hill/Contemporary

ISBN:

Page: 173

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Fifty women look at the changes brought about by middle age, and discuss personal appearance, work, widowhood, responsibility for aging parents, and family

The New York Times Book Review

But creative individuals , unlike most other shy individKaral Ann Marling teaches
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Talking Book Topics

Forever Fifty and Other Negotiations RC 31346 by Judith Viorst narrated by Sally
Darling 1 cassette A collection of verse homilies about turning fifty . Along with
complaints about aging , Viorst also offers some commonsense advice for those ...

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Contemporary Popular Writers

When Did I Stop Being Twenty and Other Injustices : Selected Poems from Single
to Mid - Life . Simon & Schuster , 1987 . Forever Fifty and Other Negotiations .
Simon and Schuster , 1989 . Other The Washington , D . C . Underground
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Contemporary Popular Writers

Author: St James Press

Publisher: Saint James Press

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Page: 528

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Contains brief entries for over three hundred contemporary authors

Aims of the Essay

Viorst has published two sequels , How Did I Get to Be Forty . . . and Other
Atrocities ( 1976 ) and Forever Fifty . . . and Other Negotiations ( 1989 ) . Friends ,
Good Friends - and Such Good Friends In this , a good example of informal or ...

Aims of the Essay

Author: Don Knefel

Publisher: Allyn & Bacon

ISBN: 9780205126552

Page: 396

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Something about the Author

... that I've written for children I consciously sat down and wrote because one
child or another of mine had a problem . ... Did I Stop Being Twenty and Other
Injustices , Forever Fifty and Other Negotiations , and Suddenly Sixty and Other
Shocks ...

Something about the Author

Author: Gale Group

Publisher: Gale / Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9780787647117

Page: 318

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Provides biographical information on the men and women who write and illustrate children's books.

The Writers Directory

... Etc. , 1979 ; If I Were in Charge of the World and Other Worries ( p ) , 1981 ;
Necessary Losses , 1986 ; When Did I Stop Being Twenty and Other Injustices ( p
) , 1987 ; The Good - bye Book , 1988 ; Forever Fifty and Other Negotiations (
verse ) ...

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Imperfect Control

... Life People and Other Aggravations How Did I Get to Be Forty and Other
Atrocities If I Were in Charge of the World and Other Worries When Did I Stop
Being Twenty and Other Injustices Forever Fifty and Other Negotiations Sad
Underwear ...

Imperfect Control

Author: Judith Viorst

Publisher:

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Page: 446

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The best-selling author of Necessary Losses addresses the issue of control--with its associated feelings of power, helplessness, freedom, and limitations--and how it affects every area of our lives. 125,000 first printing. Tour.

Lean on Me

Furthermore , with a nationwide divorce rate over 50 percent , there seem few
happy endings to write about . In We ' ve Had a Hundred ... A friend told me with
some humor that she discovered her own version of forgiveness after reading
Judith Viorst ' s Forever Fifty . . . & Other Negotiations . My friend said , “ I got to
the ...

Lean on Me

Author: Marion Fried Solomon

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Page: 270

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Argues that codependency is a healthy and necessary phenomenon and that meaningful relationships with others strengthen and nurture us, contrary to popular myths that make codependency totally negative

Murdering Mr Monti

... DID I GET TO BE FORTY AND OTHER ATROCITIES IF I WERE IN CHARGE
OF THE WORLD AND OTHER WORRIES WHEN DID I STOP BEING TWENTY
AND OTHER INJUSTICES FOREVER FIFTY AND OTHER NEGOTIATIONS
Children ...

Murdering Mr  Monti

Author: Judith Viorst

Publisher: Fawcett

ISBN: 9780449223550

Page: 343

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A humorous mix of murder, adultery, and obsessive-compulsive behavior, as revealed by a large and eccentric cast of characters, chronicles the mayhem that results when Brenda Kovner tries to control the lives of everyone around her

Who What When Where Why in the World of Literature

57 What is another name for the Chinese Book of Changes ? ... Other Injustices ,
It ' s Hard to Be Hip Over Thirty and Other Tragedies of Married Life , How Did I
Get to Be Forty and Other Atrocities , and Forever Fifty and Other Negotiations .

Who  What  When  Where  Why   in the World of Literature

Author: Ceil Cleveland

Publisher: Barrons Educational Series Incorporated

ISBN: 9780812044782

Page: 294

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Gathers questions about the Bible as literature, Greek mythology, Shakespeare, drama, poetry, fiction, and philosophy

Contemporary Authors New Revision Series and Contemporary Authors Cumulative Index

Contemporary Authors New Revision Series and Contemporary Authors Cumulative Index

Author: Jeffery H. Chapman

Publisher: Contemporary Authors New Revis

ISBN: 9780787612016

Page: 450

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In response to the escalating need for up-to-date information on writers, Contemporary Authors® New Revision Series brings researchers the most recent data on the world's most-popular authors. These exciting and unique author profiles are essential to your holdings because sketches are entirely revised and up-to-date, and completely replace the original Contemporary Authors® entries. For your convenience, a soft-cover cumulative index is sent biannually.While Gale strives to replicate print content, some content may not be available due to rights restrictions.Call your Sales Rep for details.

Bestseller Index

Bestseller Index

Author: Keith L. Justice

Publisher: McFarland & Company Incorporated Pub

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Page: 483

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The Publishers Weekly bestseller list started on May 3, 1919; the New York Times Book Review list began on October 6, 1935. Though the lists do not always reflect the best in American publishing, they do offer a myriad of insights into popular culture. All books that have appeared on any of the Publishers Weekly or New York Times lists are included in this comprehensive reference work. Arranged alphabetically by author and then by book, each entry includes the book s title, publisher, lists on which it appeared and dates it debuted thereon, peak position, and total number of weeks on the lists. Information is provided for hardcover, paperback, and other special editions when appropriate."

Encyclopedia of 20th century American Humor

... today ' s women , printed in such books as It ' s Hard to Be Hip over Thirty , and
Other Tragedies of Married Life ( 1968 ) , People & Other Aggravations ( 1972 ) ,
Necessary Losses ( 1986 ) , and Forever Fifty and Other Negotiations ( 1989 ) .

Encyclopedia of 20th century American Humor

Author: Alleen Pace Nilsen

Publisher: Greenwood

ISBN:

Page: 360

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"This unique encyclopedia treats the concepts, persons, themes, and media of 20th-century American humor and humor studies. More than 100 alphabetically arranged entries highlight a broad range of humor-related topics from wit, understatement, and ambiguity to late-night talk shows and the Internet."--"Outstanding Reference Sources," American Libraries, May 2001.