Forever Fifty

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 ...

Forever Fifty

Author: Judith Viorst

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1501105876

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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.

It s Hard to Be Hip Over Thirty and Other Tragedies of Married Life

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 ...

It s Hard to Be Hip Over Thirty and Other Tragedies of Married Life

Author: Judith Viorst

Publisher: Simon & Schuster

ISBN: 1982122528

Page: 112

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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.

Indianapolis Monthly

... 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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Celebrating Fifty

Women Share Their Experiences, Challenges, and Insights on Becoming 50
Karen Blaker. Tyler , Anne . Breathing Lessons , New York : Alfred A. Knopf ,
1988 . Viorst , Judith . Forever Fifty and Other Negotiations . New York : Simon ...

Celebrating Fifty

Author: Karen Blaker

Publisher: McGraw-Hill/Contemporary

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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

The New York Times Book Review

But creative individuals , unlike most other shy individKaral Ann Marling teaches
cultural history at the University of ... includJudith Viorst is the author of several
books of poetry and prose , including “ Forever Fifty and Other Negotiations .

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Presents extended reviews of noteworthy books, short reviews, essays and articles on topics and trends in publishing, literature, culture and the arts. Includes lists of best sellers (hardcover and paperback).

Aims of the Essay

Viorst has published two sequels , How Did I Get to Be Forty . . . and Other
Atrocities ( 1976 ) and Forever Fifty . . . and Other Negotiations ( 1989 ) . Friends ,
Good Friends - and Such Good Friends In this , a good example of informal or ...

Aims of the Essay

Author: Don Knefel

Publisher: Allyn & Bacon

ISBN: 9780205126552

Page: 396

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Lean on Me

Furthermore , with a nationwide divorce rate over 50 percent , there seem few
happy endings to write about . In We ' ve Had a Hundred ... A friend told me with
some humor that she discovered her own version of forgiveness after reading
Judith Viorst ' s Forever Fifty . . . & Other Negotiations . My friend said , “ I got to
the ...

Lean on Me

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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

Murdering Mr Monti

... 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
Children ...

Murdering Mr  Monti

Author: Judith Viorst

Publisher: Fawcett

ISBN: 9780449223550

Page: 343

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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

Who What When Where Why in the World of Literature

57 What is another name for the Chinese Book of Changes ? ... Other Injustices ,
It ' s Hard to Be Hip Over Thirty and Other Tragedies of Married Life , How Did I
Get to Be Forty and Other Atrocities , and Forever Fifty and Other Negotiations .

Who  What  When  Where  Why   in the World of Literature

Author: Ceil Cleveland

Publisher: Barrons Educational Series Incorporated

ISBN: 9780812044782

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Gathers questions about the Bible as literature, Greek mythology, Shakespeare, drama, poetry, fiction, and philosophy

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Bestseller Index

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Publisher: McFarland & Company Incorporated Pub

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The Publishers Weekly bestseller list started on May 3, 1919; the New York Times Book Review list began on October 6, 1935. Though the lists do not always reflect the best in American publishing, they do offer a myriad of insights into popular culture. All books that have appeared on any of the Publishers Weekly or New York Times lists are included in this comprehensive reference work. Arranged alphabetically by author and then by book, each entry includes the book s title, publisher, lists on which it appeared and dates it debuted thereon, peak position, and total number of weeks on the lists. Information is provided for hardcover, paperback, and other special editions when appropriate."

Talking Book Topics

Forever Fifty and Other Negotiations RC 31346 by Judith Viorst narrated by Sally
Darling 1 cassette A collection of verse homilies about turning fifty . Along with
complaints about aging , Viorst also offers some commonsense advice for those ...

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Something about the Author

... 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
Shocks ...

Something about the Author

Author: Gale Group

Publisher: Gale / Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9780787647117

Page: 318

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Provides biographical information on the men and women who write and illustrate children's books.

Reader s Choice

... as were such subsequent volumes as People and Other Aggravations ( 1971 )
, How Did I Get to Be Forty and Other Atrocities ( 1976 ) , Love and Guilt and the
Meaning of Life ( 1984 ) , and Forever Fifty and Other Negotiations ( 1989 ) .

Reader s Choice

Author: Kim Flachmann

Publisher: Scarborough, Ont. : Prentice-Hall Canada, [199-?]

ISBN: 9780131046054

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Poetry

My Name on the Wind : Selected Poems of Diego Valeri . Tr . by Michael Palma .
Bilingual text . Princeton University Press . $ 27.95 cloth ; $ 12.95 paper . Forever
Fifty and Other Negotiations , by Judith Viorst . Simon and Schuster . $ 12.95 .

Poetry

Author: Harriet Monroe

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Women and Aging

Forever Fifty and Other Negotiations . New York : Simon and Schuster , 1989 61p
807 . Waxman , Barbara . From the Hearth to the Open Road : A Feminist Study of
Aging in Contemporary Literature . Westport , CT : Greenwood , 1990 808 .

Women and Aging

Author: Joan Nordquist

Publisher: Reference & Research Services

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Page: 76

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Library Journal

... Tom Clancy The Dark Hall , Stephen King Forever Fifty and Other Negotiations
, Judith Viorst Foucault's Pendulum , Umberto Eco Joshua and the Children ,
Joseph E. Girzone A Knight in Shining Armor , Jude Deveraux The Mambo Kings
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The Art of Staying Together

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 .

The Art of Staying Together

Author: Mark Robert Waldman

Publisher: Tarcher

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Noted scientists, psychologists, and writers such as Deborah Tannen, Judith Wallerstein, M. Scott Peck, and Nathaniel Branden bring the latest psychological and medical research to bear on the task of building and holding together satisfying relationships. Original. 15,000 first printing.