Rules for Aging: Resist Normal Impulses, Live Longer, Attain Perfection

Rules for Aging: Resist Normal Impulses, Live Longer, Attain Perfection

by Roger Rosenblatt
     
 

Acclaimed and beloved prize-winning essayist Roger Rosenblatt has commented on most of the trends and events of our time. His columns in Time magazine and his commentaries on PBS's NewsHour with Jim Lehrer have made him a household word and a trusted friend of millions. Now, at the dawn of a new millennium, Rosenblatt offers the American people a survival

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Acclaimed and beloved prize-winning essayist Roger Rosenblatt has commented on most of the trends and events of our time. His columns in Time magazine and his commentaries on PBS's NewsHour with Jim Lehrer have made him a household word and a trusted friend of millions. Now, at the dawn of a new millennium, Rosenblatt offers the American people a survival manual-fifty-four gems of funny, brilliant, wise, indispensable advice. It doesn't matter: Whatever you think matters-doesn't. Follow this rule, and it will add decades to your life. It does not matter if you are late, or early; if you are having a bad hair day, or a no hair day; if your boss looks at you cockeyed, or if you are cockeyed; if you don't get that promotion, or if you do. It doesn't matter. Nobody is thinking about you: Yes, I know, you are certain that your friends are becoming your enemies; that your grocer, garbageman, clergyman, sister-in-law, and your dog are all of the opinion that you have put on weight. You are also sure that everyone spends two-thirds of every day commenting on your moral disintegration, denigrating your work, plotting your murder. I promise you: Nobody is thinking about you. They are thinking about themselves-just like you. A book to savor, a book to keep, and a book for all ages.

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Library Journal
A multiple-award-winning essayist/ journalist who is currently editor-at-large at Time, Rosenblatt offers sage bits of advice in this nice, neat package. Our favorite: Whatever you think matters, doesn't. Copyright 2000 Cahners Business Information.\

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780151006595
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date:
10/28/2000
Edition description:
1ST
Pages:
160
Product dimensions:
5.82(w) x 7.74(h) x 0.69(d)

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Garrison Keillor
I like this book and am thinking it over. Especially 1, 3, 15—wish I'd known that about 15 years ago—and 34, and 53. And 30—'It's not about you.'—that's worth the price of the book.
Jim Lehrer
My favorites are rules 1, 14, 17, 23, 37, and 45. I plan to re-shape my life so that I may live by them. I only wish I could start all over again so I could, like Mr. Rosenblatt, attain perfection.

Meet the Author

Winner of a Robert F. Kennedy Book Prize, a Peabody Award, an Emmy, and two Polk awards, Roger Rosenblatt is University Professor of Writing at Long Island University Southampton College. He writes essays for Time magazine and for The News Hour with Jim Lehrer. He lives in Manhattan and Quogue, Long Island.

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