How to Succeed at Aging Without Really Dying

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Lyla Blake Ward transforms the everyday trials and tribulations of growing old (against one’s better judgment) into high hilarity. Brimming with wit and grace, this essay collection takes stock of developments both familiar and strange that have filled Ms. Ward’s life, from the parenting of grown children to confronting “connectivity fees” for the first time. Listeners will be charmed to meet this sly octogenarian, and will marvel as her gimlet wit rescues her – and us – time and again from the inanities of the ...

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Overview

Lyla Blake Ward transforms the everyday trials and tribulations of growing old (against one’s better judgment) into high hilarity. Brimming with wit and grace, this essay collection takes stock of developments both familiar and strange that have filled Ms. Ward’s life, from the parenting of grown children to confronting “connectivity fees” for the first time. Listeners will be charmed to meet this sly octogenarian, and will marvel as her gimlet wit rescues her – and us – time and again from the inanities of the post-consumer world.

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  • ISBN-13: 9781935597001
  • Publisher: AmazonEncore
  • Publication date: 4/6/2010
  • Pages: 200
  • Product dimensions: 5.60 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Lyla Ward’s writing career officially began in 1949 when she sold her first poem to Colliers’ Magazine. Over the last 60 years, she has published numerous works of humorous verse, op-eds, personal essays and pieces of social commentary in newspapers and magazines around the country, including: Good Housekeeping, The Wall Street Journal, Cosmopolitan, Woman’s Day, Family Circle, The Washington Post, The Chicago Tribune, Christian Science Monitor, and Newsday, among many others. A savvy businesswomen, she also built and ran a small public relations agency, opened her own party goods store, and founded the monthly publication Party and Paper Retailer with her husband, Russ. Residing in Connecticut, Ward enjoys reading, woodworking, needlepoint, knitting, baking, cooking and attending her grandchildren’s school plays.

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  • Posted July 24, 2010

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    HOW TO AGE AND KEEP LAUGHING

    HOW TO SUCCEED AT AGING
    Without Really Dying
    Lyla Blake Ward
    AmazonEncore
    $18.95 - Hardback
    ISBN: 978-1-935597-00-1
    186 pages
    Reviewer: Annie Slessman

    Growing old can mean different things to different people. One thing is for sure, though, you need to keep your sense of humor in the process. One of the best ways to accomplish that is to read Lyla Blake Ward's new book, HOW TO SUCCEED AT AGING WITHOUT REALLY DYING, published by AmazonEncore.

    Ward takes on every subject encountered with the aging process including marketing, investments, memory lapses, health issues, exercise, diet and the lists go on and on. Now that with statement you might ask yourself, what is new with this book that other books haven't already covered? Well, quite a bit, my friends.
    This book takes on all the issues and does so with a sense of humor that will keep readers laughing long after the book has been read.

    What really makes this book a winner, however, is the fact that each reader will recognize themselves within its pages. Ward has gone above and beyond in reminding the "senior" community that they really cannot take life to seriously. After all, we all want to succeed at aging without really dying, don't we?

    Ward resides in Wilton, Connecticut. When she isn't writing her local Congressman, the President or government agencies, she takes a stab at correcting the quality problems in today's manufacturing sector. Whether she is writing letters, books or just enjoying a grandchild's school play, she does it with all her heart.
    I

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