Tuesday, February 19, 2008

New Book -- "Tales of Graceful Aging from the Planet Denial"

See also:
-- 'Longevity Science' blog
-- 'Health Studies' blog


Here is a new book for discussion here:

Tales of Graceful Aging from the Planet Denial
(Thorndike Press Large Print Nonfiction Series)

by Nicole Hollander (Hardcover - Jan 22, 2008) - Large Print

From Publishers Weekly:

For the last quarter century, Hollander's comic strip Sylvia has dared to say publicly what most women only smirk about with their favorite girlfriends. Now Hollander's taking on the ultimate female nightmare ­ getting old. While men think they still look swell when they're older, aging is hard on women. In a series of hilarious sketches, Hollander takes on everything from late-life sex with vibrators to peculiar herbal remedies for menopausal symptoms, rounding it all off with a most astonishing afterlife fantasy, where she's reborn as Rex Stout. There's practical advice, too. A lot of problems stem from things we think we should be doing, but aren't, like having a fantastic love life. Hollander was 50 when she realized she was holding onto love affairs way past their sell-by date, ruining decades of her life. Now she reminds herself that she's already been married, even if it was 40 years back and only lasted four years. Brimming with bad attitude, Hollander is a real gift to women of a certain age.

Key words:
New books, Graceful Aging, Planet Denial, Nicole Hollander, Thorndike Press, getting old, aging, late-life sex, vibrators, herbal remedies, menopausal symptoms, menopause, practical advice

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