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Aging Gratefully
     

Aging Gratefully

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by Michael McGan
 
Aging Gratefully is a humorous look at the aging process, being a baby boomer and not fading away.

"Aging Gratefully is a clever collection of observations and anecdotes through which Michael McGan considers the immortality of youth and the all too real mortality of later life; if you are of a certain age you will be nodding along to Michael and pretty much

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Aging Gratefully is a humorous look at the aging process, being a baby boomer and not fading away.

"Aging Gratefully is a clever collection of observations and anecdotes through which Michael McGan considers the immortality of youth and the all too real mortality of later life; if you are of a certain age you will be nodding along to Michael and pretty much agreeing with everything he is saying. A very enjoyable way to pass the time." BookLore

"An appealing take on aging. Humor shines throughout AGING GRATEFULLY's experiential coverage... poignant, always-fun observations and vignettes. Michael McGan's Voice is captivating and fun... AGING GRATEFULLY should be a 'must' ..." Diane Donovan - Midwest Book Review

“He (Michael McGan) observes little snippets of everyday life and draws from them the hilarity, hypocrisy or stupidity that most of us let slide by un-noticed. His style is very laid-back and chatty and you have the feeling you could easily be together down the pub. Witty, intelligent, spot-on... very original.” D.R. Watson for Dooyoo Reviews

"AGING GRATEFULLY" is a humorous read. But more than that, it is a book that will make the readers ponder their future and their past. McGan's book is well-organized. This is not an in your face funny book; it is subtle humor and frankly the under 50 crowd may never understand it. I like your book, Mr. McGan." Anne B. for Readers Favorite

"Mr. McGan's writing style is professional yet friendly and laid-back, his prose expressive and his topic choices unique." Denise M. Clark

"A talent for satire and comedy that will bring enjoyment to your reading." Blether

"Humor writing is possibly the most difficult form of writing to produce and, to a much lesser extent, to review. It is difficult and pretentious to assume that any single reviewer has sufficient range of perception to accurately state what percentage of the reading populace would find a particular work amusing. With that in mind, I'm sure it is not inaccurate to say that a large number of people would find ‘Fleeting Thoughts’ hilarious … a sort of stream of consciousness type of rhythm. Michael McGan is a writer that certainly has the potential to become the next Dave Barry. ‘Fleeting Thoughts’ is a light, humorous work that is sure to create a few laughs for anybody who picks it up. Of greater interest, at least to me, is whatever work is forthcoming from McGan." Wordmyne Reviews

“I hope I have the opportunity to read more of his humorous works. Did I say humorous? I meant
hilarious. Finally - if this book (The Hamster Never Sleeps) was a restaurant, I’d give it a rating of five Silver Spoons. But in this case, I’ll give it five Golden Guffaws!” Kassidy Emmerson for eBook Palace

“Michael McGan brings his laid back humour to bear on everything from vacations in Jamaica to Barbie & Ken and Norse Mythology. His ruminations are often quite witty, but are also microcosmic slices of life…” Deborah MacGillivray/Amazon.com

“Irreverent and unique humor pieces... witty vignettes... Mr. McGan has a way with words, no doubt about it…" Denise M. Clark for Midwest Book Review

Editorial Reviews

Midwest Book Review - Diane C. Donovan
"An attractive, easily-digested format perfect for readers who want an appealing take on aging. Humor shines throughout AGING GRATEFULLY's experiential coverage. Poignant, always-fun observations and vignettes showing readers how aging differences can be cultivated to create appealing moments and choices of fun reflection over angst and sorrow. The perspective is enlightening and Michael McGan's Voice is captivating and fun."
Reader's Favorite - Anne B.
"AGING GRATEFULLY" is a humorous read. But more than that, it is a book that will make the readers ponder their future and their past. McGan's book is well-organized. This is not an in your face funny book; it is subtle humor and frankly the under 50 crowd may never understand it. I like your book, Mr McGan."
4- stars
BookLore - Nigel S.
"Aging Gratefully is a clever collection of observations and anecdotes through which Michael McGan considers the immortality of youth and the all too real mortality of later life; if you are of a certain age you will be nodding along to Michael and pretty much agreeing with everything he is saying. A very enjoyable way to pass the time."

Product Details

BN ID:
2940014569569
Publisher:
Michael McGan
Publication date:
04/27/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
434 KB

Meet the Author

Michael McGan is the author of two previous humor titles - The Hamster Never Sleeps and Fleeting Thoughts.

FLEETING THOUGHTS
by Michael McGan Editorial Reviews
BookLore:
"An interesting and entertaining read... like Bill Bryson on speed."
Midwest Book Review:
"Refreshing, funny, irreverent, and oh-so-true... just the thing to read when life begins to drag... a treat."
Blether:
"A talent for satire and comedy that will bring enjoyment to your reading."
Denise M. Clark:
"Witty, well written and extremely entertaining"
eBook-Reviews Weekly:
"This is one of those neat books...will have you laughing until you cry"
dooyoo (UK consumer recommendations):
"Witty, intelligent, spot-on... very original. This is one to treat yourself (or someone else) to."
Wordmyne Reviews:
“Michael McGan is a writer that certainly has the potential to become the next Dave Barry. ‘Fleeting Thoughts’ is a light, humorous work that is sure to create a few laughs for anybody who picks it up.”

Book Description
Fleeting Thoughts is a compilation of humor pieces in the form of essays, brief stories about the author's experiences, and comic bits reflecting the ridiculous world we live in. Need a break from long novels or "downer" non-fiction? Looking to lose the bookmark and enjoy something wacky and light? Fleeting Thoughts is the ticket.
From the Publisher
Fleeting Thoughts is a compendium of what-if essays and stories about everything under the sun. Michael will badger you with a series of comic stunts and take you on a roller coaster ride with his elephantine sense of humor.

The Hamster Never Sleeps
by Michael McGan Editorial Reviews
eBook Palace:
"Hilarious...I'll give it a rating of 5 'Golden Guffaws'!"
Anne K. Edwards:
"Recommended reading for those that enjoy tongue-in-cheek humor...a funny, sideways-thinking look at the world"
Book Isle:
"Mr. McGan has a quirky sense of humor... I thoroughly enjoyed reading his work."
eBook Reviews:
"Read and let your funnybone be tickled while you wonder about life."
Midwest Book Review:
"Irreverent, unique humor... his special gift is giving you something serious to ponder while you're grinning madly at his comments. Mr. McGan has a way with words, no doubt about it."

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Aging Gratefully 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
ReadersFavorite More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Anne B. for Readers Favorite "Aging Gratefully" by Michael McGan is a humorous look at aging. The average age expectancy is 78 which makes 39 the middle age. I am just curious why people insist on referring to 50 as middle age. Does it make a person feel younger? I never minded getting older until I had my 57th birthday. My husband keeps reminding me that we have about 20 years left. He thinks it is a funny joke; I don’t. McGan points out the latest classes for the “aging.” Yes, there are so many of us now that we are the majority, so educators are creating classes they think we will be interested in. There are classes based on Zen, Chakras, and maybe a little Chardonnay. He also discusses Over The Hill Parties. Thankfully my family was bright enough to know NOT to throw one on those. However, I broke the news to them this as this year is my Golden birthday (12-12-12); I expect a real party, a big go all out party. My husband laughed. Nothing is off base for McGan; in his book :"ging Gratefully" he covers a broad range of topics. In one section he discusses Magicians. Frankly, I have never cared for Magicians. He also touches on Raggedy Ann Dolls, pets, and vehicles. "Aging Gratefully" is a humorous read. But more than that, it is a book that will make the readers ponder their future and their past. I think that was my favorite part, looking back at the unfashionable clothes stored away in my closet knowing that they would either become fashionable again or I would wear them not caring whether they are fashionable or not. McGan’s book is well-organized. This is not an in your face funny book; it is subtle humor and frankly the under 50 crowd may never understand it. I like your book, Mr McGan.