Judith Viorst is known and loved by readers of all ages, for children's books such as Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day; nonfiction titles, including the bestseller Necessary Losses; and her collections of humorous ...
Author: Judith Viorst
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Judith Viorst is known and loved by readers of all ages, for children's books such as Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day; nonfiction titles, including the bestseller Necessary Losses; and her collections of humorous poetry, which make perfect gifts for birthdays, Mother's Day, graduation, Christmas, Chanukah, or at any time of year. Now Judith Viorst looks at what it's like to be (gulp) fifty. Writing with the warmth and authenticity that have become her trademarks, Viorst once again demonstrates her uncanny ability to transform our daily realities into poems that make us laugh with recognition. Whether her subject is the decline of the body ("It's hard to be devil-may-care/When there are pleats in your derrière") or future aspirations ("Before I go, I'd like to have high cheekbones./I'd like to talk less like New Jersey, and more like Claire Bloom"), she always speaks directly to our condition. Her funny, compassionate poems shed a reassuring light on the fine art of aging, and will delight anyone who is now (or forever) fifty.
POEMS The Village Square People and Other Aggravations How Did I Get to Be
Forty and Other Atrocities If I Were in Charge of the World and Other Worries
Forever Fifty and Other Negotiations Sad Underwear and Other Complications ...
Author: Judith Viorst
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Bringing together some of the best of Judith Viorst’s witty and perceptive poetry—and featuirng the illustrations from the original edition by John Alcorn—Viorst explores the all-too-true ironies and absurdities of being a woman in the modern world. Whether she’s finding herself or finding a sitter, contemplating her sex life as she rubs hormone night cream on her face, or wrestling with the contradiction of falling in love with a man her parents would actually approve of, Viorst transforms the familiar events of daily life into poems that make you laugh with recognition. Here is the young single girl leaving her parents’ home for life in the big city (“No I do not believe in free love/And yes I will be home for Sunday dinners”). Here is the aspiring bohemian with an expensive liberal arts education, getting coffee and taking dictation, “Hoping that someday someone will be impressed/With all I know.” Here is that married woman, coping with motherhood (“The tricycles are cluttering my foyer/The Pop Tart crumbs are sprinkled on my soul”) and fantasy affairs (“I could imagine cryptic conversations, clandestine martinis...and me explaining that long kisses clog my sinuses”) and all-too-real family reunions (“Four aunts in pain taking pills/One cousin in analysis taking notes”). And here she is at mid-life, wondering whether a woman who used to wear a “Ban the Bomb” button can find happiness being a person with a set of fondue forks, a fish poacher, and a wok. Every step of the way, It’s Hard to be Hip Over Thirty and Other Tragedies of Married Life demonstrates once and for all that no one understands American women coming of age like Judith Viorst. *It’s Hard to be Hip Over Thirty and Other Tragedies of Married Life is a reissue of the previous collection originally titled When Did I Stop Being Twenty and Other Injustices.
... to Grow (1986) A New York Times best seller for nearly two years, this lesson
on life's passages is based on Viorst's experiences in various psychiatric settings.
Forever Fifty and Other Negotiations (1989) Viorst takes a witty look at being 50 ...
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Women Share Their Experiences, Challenges, and Insights on Becoming 50
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1988 . Viorst , Judith . Forever Fifty and Other Negotiations . New York : Simon ...
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Fifty women look at the changes brought about by middle age, and discuss personal appearance, work, widowhood, responsibility for aging parents, and family
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Author: Marion Fried Solomon
Argues that codependency is a healthy and necessary phenomenon and that meaningful relationships with others strengthen and nurture us, contrary to popular myths that make codependency totally negative
... DID I GET TO BE FORTY AND OTHER ATROCITIES IF I WERE IN CHARGE
OF THE WORLD AND OTHER WORRIES WHEN DID I STOP BEING TWENTY
AND OTHER INJUSTICES FOREVER FIFTY AND OTHER NEGOTIATIONS
Author: Judith Viorst
A humorous mix of murder, adultery, and obsessive-compulsive behavior, as revealed by a large and eccentric cast of characters, chronicles the mayhem that results when Brenda Kovner tries to control the lives of everyone around her
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Gathers questions about the Bible as literature, Greek mythology, Shakespeare, drama, poetry, fiction, and philosophy
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... that I've written for children I consciously sat down and wrote because one
child or another of mine had a problem . ... Did I Stop Being Twenty and Other
Injustices , Forever Fifty and Other Negotiations , and Suddenly Sixty and Other
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Publisher: Gale / Cengage Learning
Provides biographical information on the men and women who write and illustrate children's books.
She is the author of children ' s books and many best - sellers , including Forever
Fifty and Other Negotiations and Necessary Losses . Mark Robert Waldman is a
therapist , ministerial counselor , and senior editor of the Transpersonal Review .
Author: Mark Robert Waldman
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