1,000 Unforgettable Senior Moments: Of Which We Could Remember Only 246 [NOOK Book]

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1,000 Unforgettable Senior Moments: Of Which We Could Remember Only 246

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Overview

Featuring:

The President who left the nuclear launch codes in a suit at the dry cleaners, page 51

The movie star who blew the same line through 52 takes, page 10

The cellist who forgot his $2.5 million instrument in a taxi, page 137

The studio head who couldn't recall the name of his Oscar-winning leading lady, page 27

The Russian general who left home in full military dress, minus his pants, page 68

The bank robber who wrote the holdup note on a paycheck stub, which listed his name and address, page 123

The rocker who no longer remembers 1975, page 105

And of course, the novelist who put the orange juice outside and the kitten in the refrigerator, page 152
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780761166122
  • Publisher: Workman Publishing Company, Inc.
  • Publication date: 5/3/2006
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 166
  • Sales rank: 298,877
  • File size: 4 MB

Meet the Author

Tom Friedman is a writer, editor, and George Foster Peabody Award–winning documentary producer. He lives in Northern California.
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ALTHOUGH NOT AS GREAT AS IT COULD HAVE BEEN

When Richard Nixon arrived in Paris for the funeral of French President Georges Pompidou in April 1974, his mind must have been elsewhere. At the airport he declared, “This is a great day for France!”

AND PLEASE GIVE MY REGARDS TO HIS LOVELY WIFE

Sir Thomas Beecham (1879–1961), the founder of the London Philharmonic Orchestra, once ran into a distinguished-looking woman in the lobby of a hotel. Although he could not remember her name, he thought he knew her. When he engaged her in conversation, he vaguely recollected that she had a brother. Hoping for any clue to her identity, he asked her how her brother was and whether he was still working at the same job. “Oh, he’s very well,” said Princess Mary about George VI, “and still king.”
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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 5, 2009

    Hilarious

    Bought this for my pops for Father's Day. He's 70 and admits to having his own senior moments quite regularly these days. Haven't seen him laugh this hard in years. This is the perfect gift for someone who can totally relate and laugh at themselves.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 19, 2011

    Good Chuckle

    I bought a copy for myself and another for my also menopausal friend. I enjoyed quite a bit. It is great for those who would rather laugh about those senior moments than lament them. We earned those grey hairs, right?
    P.S.I plan to share my copy with my mother.

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  • Posted November 1, 2011

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    Laughable

    Yes, I laughed most of the time while reading this book. Wonderful gift for that friend or relative who needs to find something, anything to laugh about.

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