A Little Help from my Friends . . . and Other Hilarious Tales of Graying Graciously [NOOK Book]

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Too many older adults look upon their lives as a shrinking island to which they retire surrounded by their aches and pains, regrets, and fears. But not Jean Carnahan and her friend Edna. They are two gutsy septuagenarians with a hearty outlook on life. The way Erma Bombeck did, they have found the funny answers to the perplexities of daily living and they are eager to share their insight.

In these thirty-eight, laugh-out-loud essays, Jean and...
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A Little Help from my Friends . . . and Other Hilarious Tales of Graying Graciously

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Overview

Too many older adults look upon their lives as a shrinking island to which they retire surrounded by their aches and pains, regrets, and fears. But not Jean Carnahan and her friend Edna. They are two gutsy septuagenarians with a hearty outlook on life. The way Erma Bombeck did, they have found the funny answers to the perplexities of daily living and they are eager to share their insight.

In these thirty-eight, laugh-out-loud essays, Jean and her friend Edna are opinionated and vociferous. They react to everything from malls, manners, and makeup to birthdays, beauty secrets, and bras. They take on handbags, clutter, airport security, grandchildren, napping, habits, pets, health, saleswomen, travel, coffee shops, and weddings. It took Jean and Edna 77 years a piece to figure out life, but they’ve done it with aplomb. “We’ve tackled the aggravations of aging the only way we knew how,” says the former U.S. Senator, “with sunny abandonment.”

You will laugh out loud as Jean reveals the 100 Signs that You May Be Getting Old, the 30 Laws of Inevitability, the 47 Things She Misses from the Good Old Days, and the 31 Things She Doesn’t Miss at all.

Fortunately, laughing at life never gets old.
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Women's Democratic Forum - Barbara Eagleton
“The wit and grit of Jean Carnahan shines through as she and her friends find the humor in life’s small, everyday happenings. When reading their list of ‘Things We Miss Most,’ be sure to share it with family and friends for an amusing walk down memory lane. The pages of this little book are filled with laughter, memories, and tongue-in-cheek advice that are sure to tickle your funny bone.”?
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940014422697
  • Publisher: LDLA, Inc.
  • Publication date: 5/14/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 198
  • File size: 113 KB

Meet the Author

JEAN CARNAHAN grew up in Washington D.C. and graduated from George Washington University, but spent most of her life in Missouri, where she worked alongside her husband Mel Carnahan in his 19 political campaigns. In 2000, Governor Carnahan was elected to the U.S. Senate posthumously, following a plane crash in which he and their oldest son were killed. Jean went to Washington in his place, becoming the first woman from Missouri to serve in the U.S. Senate. Now retired, the former First Lady of Missouri is a motivational speaker, political activist, the author of five books, and creator of the political website firedupmissouri.com. You can also find her at JeanCarnahan.com
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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 30, 2013

    Charming, wise, witty, an absolute delight.

    Charming, wise, witty, an absolute delight.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 7, 2014

    Just wonderful. Like a cup of tea with a dear (and wise and very

    Just wonderful. Like a cup of tea with a dear (and wise and very amusing) friend.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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