The Gift of Age: Wit and Wisdom, Information and Inspiration for the Chronologically Endowed, and Those Who Will Be [NOOK Book]

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A blend of touching stories, fascinating facts, and rollicking humor is presented in this entertaining look at the jaunt towards senior citizenship. Guaranteed to stir souls, stimulate minds, and tickle funny bones, the chapters include Why It's Great to Be Chronologically Endowed, Grandkids Say the Darnedest Things, The Lighter Side of Aging, and Jest for the Health of It. Advice on enjoying one's golden years is featured, from how to accumulate happiness and social wisdom to the delights of retirement. With ...

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The Gift of Age: Wit and Wisdom, Information and Inspiration for the Chronologically Endowed, and Those Who Will Be

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Overview

A blend of touching stories, fascinating facts, and rollicking humor is presented in this entertaining look at the jaunt towards senior citizenship. Guaranteed to stir souls, stimulate minds, and tickle funny bones, the chapters include Why It's Great to Be Chronologically Endowed, Grandkids Say the Darnedest Things, The Lighter Side of Aging, and Jest for the Health of It. Advice on enjoying one's golden years is featured, from how to accumulate happiness and social wisdom to the delights of retirement. With puns, jokes, riddles, and puzzles illuminating important aspects on the aging process, this uproarious guide also lists outstanding achievements by "chronologically gifted" leaders, artists, writers, and athletes.

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"Lederer beguiles and bedazzles."  —Los Angeles Times

"Richard Lederer ought to be declared a national treasure."  —Richmond Times Dispatch

"Richard Lederer is the true King of Language Comedy."  —Sidney Sheldon, author, After the Darkness

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781936863068
  • Publisher: Marion Street Press, LLC
  • Publication date: 4/1/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 168
  • Sales rank: 725,285
  • File size: 4 MB

Meet the Author

Richard Lederer is the author of more than 35 books, including Anguished English, Crazy English, Get Thee to a Punnery, More Anguished English, A Treasury for Cat Lovers, and A Treasury for Dog Lovers. He has been named International Punster of the Year and Toastmasters International's Golden Gavel winner. He lives in San Diego.

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Table of Contents

Introduction ix

1 Why It's Great to Be Chronologically Endowed 11

2 Age Before Beauty 15

3 Distinguished But Not Extinguished 18

4 A Dozen Ageless Athletes 22

5 Writing for the Ages 24

6 Signs That You're Growing Old 28

7 The Way We Word 34

8 Remember When 39

9 Valued Memories 44

10 Libraries Changed Our Lives 48

11 Why We Should Be Dead 51

12 The Lighter Side of Aging 55

13 The Art of the Comeback 61

14 Humorists on Aging 64

15 Grandkids Say the Darnedest Things 70

16 A Senior's Garden of Light Verse 76

17 Great Expectations-for Life 82

18 A Late-Edition Dictionary 85

19 New Lists for Olden Goldies 89

20 Golden Oldies 93

21 Metaphors for Aging 95

22 Antique Bumper Snickers 97

23 Work Works 101

24 The Joys of Retirement 104

25 The Importance of Exercise 110

26 I'm So Old 114

27 Have You Heard? 116

28 Seniors Under Attack! 118

29 Jest for the Health of It 121

30 Laughing at Our Infirmities 125

31 My Forgetter Is Getting Better 130

32 AAADD 136

33 Ripe Love 140

34 Auto Biographies 146

35 Ad-Vintage 149

36 A Senior's Night Before Christmas 151

37 A Good Old Game 153

38 Never Say Die 156

39 Golden Poetry 159

40 Movie Stars on Aging 161

41 Writers on Aging 163

42 Silver Quotations 166

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