How I Learned I'm Old (Pretty Good, Slightly Unpleasant and Surprisin)

How I Learned I'm Old (Pretty Good, Slightly Unpleasant and Surprisin) by Romney Humphrey 0578425599 9780578425597
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BABY BOOMER WOMEN DO NOT BELIEVE THEY ARE OLD. HERES THEIR CHANCE TO LAUGH THEIR WAY TO REALITY

Baby Boomers are famous for denying they are old. "I dont look at all like my mother did when she was my age," they boast on their way for a six-hour hike. "My children have no idea how cool I am," they pronounce. "Seventy is the new thirty-five," they chant.

Baby Boomer women have a particular challenge in accepting the fact that they are not twenty - or at least forty-five. They burned their bras fifty years ago and some are enjoying their second wave of marijuana use. Theyre also grandmothers - but the cool version. Therefore they cant believe theyve become invisible to the rest of society or that they will, at some point, will stop ruling the world. (They dont know theyre not ruling it now.)

HOW I LEARNED IM OLD gives those women an opportunity to accept their plight, laugh about their denial and be reminded of the serious benefits of aging.

HOW I LEARNED IM OLD is a collection of humorous essays embedded with a smattering of serious insights. Together, they tell the tale of what happens when middle age mysteriously departs and old age claims its territory.

For this countrys 38 million BABY BOOMERS, topics like The New Party Game (counting wrinkles on other womens faces), the insulting arrival of chin hairs and the sudden inability to monitor personal opinions in the presence of strangers have universal appeal. So do chapters about Mean Girls in their seventies and the emotional legacy of mothers.

The book is divided into sections; "Mind" "Body" and "Spirit". Always with a comical overtone, it also delves into the more important benefits and realizations of the aging process; what friends teach us by example, who we miss most when theyre gone and which values really matter.

A former regional media writer/producer and published poet, Romney Humphrey is a produced playwright Off-Off-Broadway, in California and the Northwest. She has won national awards for her media writing and producing. She, according to evidence in the book, is now old.

Author: Romney Humphrey

Language: English

Binding: Paperback

Pages: 182

Publisher: Romney S Humphrey

Publication Date: 2019-01-21


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