Funny books about getting old
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George Carlin about getting old
Funny Books About Getting Older
From the dark and dry to the witty and wry, from the fictive to the factual, from travel logs to comedic blogs, this extensive collection of humor both classic and new includes something for everyone. Add to Bag. Full of aptly and hilariously named characters such as the Jersey cows, Graceless, Pointless, Aimless, and Feckless; and cousins Urk, Ezra, Harkaway, and Caraway, this laugh-out-loud novel details what happens when a bossy city girl tries to meddle in pastoral affairs. This peerless and eternally hilarious novel relays the misadventures of the misanthropic Ignatius Reilly—a thirtysomething who lives with his mother in s New Orleans and struggles to find work while battling an affliction of the pyloric valve—as well as the various trials of the colorful characters of the Quarter. Do the Windows Open?
They grow careful. Books, in the way they help us navigate the murky waters of life, have a way of illuminating the world. What does it actually mean to age? You know, other than the fact that your hair turns gray and your body is palpably less spry. Oscar Wilde, the 19th century novelist, playwright, and taboo breaker, takes on the narcissistic obsession with youth. If it were only the other way!
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Getting older at any age is just hard. So cozy up to these books as grow up and have to figure things out all over again. Jane Pittman is years old. She was born a slave and has lived through the Civil War, Reconstruction, and the Civil Rights movement. Click here to buy.
W e have all seen old age in action and often it is not a pretty sight. Chances are, it strikes suddenly. But we should never allow catastrophe to get in the way of good humour and practical common sense. I am confident that my own dinner jacket will see me out. Being a mere 78, I am still enjoying late middle age. However, I am all too aware that senectitude is lurks around the corner and it occurred to me that, before it strikes, I could do worse than fill the unforgiving minute with a few light-hearted observations on the perils and pleasures it may bring.