Forever Fifty

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 ...

Author: Judith Viorst

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781501105876

Category: Humor

Page: 64

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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.
Categories: Humor

You re Officially a Grown up

You re Officially a Grown up

A humorous guide to growing up offers advice on coping with the joys and anxieties of leaving home and trying to make one's own way in the world

Author: Judith Viorst

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9780684853420

Category: Humor

Page: 48

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A humorous guide to growing up offers advice on coping with the joys and anxieties of leaving home and trying to make one's own way in the world
Categories: Humor

Unexpectedly Eighty

Unexpectedly Eighty

... 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 Sad Underwear and Other Complications Suddenly Sixty and
Other ...

Author: Judith Viorst

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1439190305

Category: Humor

Page: 80

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Judith Viorst returns with more poems in her “Decades” poetry series detailing the highs and lows of being an octogenarian. Continuing the comedic insight from I’m Too Young to be Seventy, these verses of memories and advice from eighty years of love, marriage, and grandchildren are sure to bring laughs. What does it mean to be eighty? In her wise and playful poems, Judith Viorst discusses love, friendship, grand parenthood, and all the particular marvels—and otherwise—of this extraordinary decade. She describes the wonder of seeing the world with new eyes—not because of revelation but because of a successful cataract operation. She promises not to gently fade away, and not to drive after daylight’s faded away either. She explains how she’s gotten to be a “three-desserts” grandmother (“Just don’t tell your mom!”), shares how memory failure can keep you married, and enumerates her hopes for the afterlife (which she doesn’t believe in, but if it does exist, her sister-in-law better not be there with her). As Viorst gleefully attests, eighty is not too old to dream, to flirt, to drink, and to dance. It’s also not too late to give up being cheap or to take up with a younger man of seventy-eight. Zesty, hopeful, and full of the pleasures of living, Viorst’s poems speak to her legions of readers, who recognize themselves in her knowing observations, in her touching reflections, and in her joyful affirmations. Funny, moving, inspirational, and true—the newest in Judith Viorst’s beloved “decades” series extols the virtues, victories, frustrations, and joys of life.
Categories: Humor

How Did I Get to Be Forty and Other Atrocities

How Did I Get to Be Forty and Other Atrocities

POEMS The Village Square It's Hard to Be Hip Over Thirty and Other Tragedies
of Married Life People and Other Aggravations If I Were in Charge of the World
and Other Worries Forever Fifty and Other Negotiations Sad Underwear and
Other ...

Author: Judith Viorst

Publisher: Simon & Schuster

ISBN: 9781982122539

Category: Humor

Page: 64

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And so you’ve reached that time in life when you’re starting to “pick investments over adventure, / And clean over scenic, and comfortable over intense”; when, even though in your heart of hearts you’re much younger, the rest of you is (how did it happen?) forty. Judith Viorst, the wise and witty lady of It’s Hard to Be Hip Over 30 and Other Tragedies of Married Life, is here to guide you through these forty-ish years with poems that reflect the highs, the lows, and the everything-in-betweens of midlife. Viorst playfully considers the prospects of sagging kneecaps, awkward college reunions, and fantasies of love in the afternoon; being baffled by one’s Buddhist bisexual vegetarian Maoist offspring; cholesterol counts, adult-education courses and other atrocities of midlife—which somehow aren’t as painful when you can laugh at them. Filled with warmth, humor, and insight, How Did I Get to Be 40 & Other Atrocities is Judith Viorst at her best.
Categories: Humor

Merry Wives and Others

Merry Wives and Others

Forever Fifty and Other Negotiations. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1989. .
How Did I Get to Be Forty and Other Atrocities. New York: Simon and Schuster,
1976. . It's Hard to Be Hip Over Thirty and Other Tragedies of Married Life.
Cleveland ...

Author: Penelope Fritzer

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 0786480645

Category: Social Science

Page: 272

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In many ways, the history of domestic humor writing is also a history of domestic life in the twentieth century. For many years, domestic humor was written primarily by females; significant contributions from male writers began as times and family structures changed. It remains timeless because of its basis on the relationships between husbands and wives, parents and children, houses and inhabitants, pets and their owners, chores and their doers, and neighbors. This work is a historical and literary survey of humorists who wrote about home. It begins with a chapter on the social context of and attitudes toward traditional domestic roles and housewives. The following chapters, beginning with the 1920s and continuing through today, cover the different time periods and the foremost American domestic humorists, and the humor written by surrogate parents, grown children about their childhood families, husbands, and Canadian and English writers. Also covered are the differences among various writers toward traditional domestic roles--some, like Erma Bombeck and Judith Viorst, embraced them, while others, like Caryl Kristenson and Marilyn Kentz, resisted them. Common themes, such as the isolation and competitiveness of housework, home as an idealized metaphysical goal and ongoing physical challenge, and the urban, suburban, and rural life, are also explored.
Categories: Social Science

When Did I Stop Being Twenty and Other Injustices

When Did I Stop Being Twenty and Other Injustices

... Other Tragedies of Married Life 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 and Schuster

ISBN: 9781416548669

Category: Humor

Page: 112

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A collection of poems recounting a woman's experiences during three stages of her life, from her observations as a single woman in Greenwich Village to her accounts of married life and her reflections in middle age.
Categories: Humor

Old and Cold

Old and Cold

... use the 'O' word” by Susan Trulove; excerpts from “And Now You Want to Know
if There is Anything Good to Say About Getting Older” which appears in Forever
Fifty and Other Negotiations by Judith Viorst (published by Simon and Schuster, ...

Author: Janice Saunders

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780761862215

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 80

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For all those older as well as younger people who are curious about the perceptions and experiences of aging folks, Old and Cold offers light-hearted yet realistic insight. Readers will enjoy the author’s tongue-in-cheek, droll approach and will find within these pages sprinkles of wisdom as well as humorous episodes.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Celebrating Fifty

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 ...

Author: Karen Blaker

Publisher: McGraw-Hill/Contemporary

ISBN: UOM:39015018944291

Category: Social Science

Page: 173

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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
Categories: Social Science

The New York Times Book Review

The New York Times Book Review

The author of How Did I Get to Be Forty and Other Atrocities marks another
decade with her warm , witty , bestselling verse . Beautifully illustrated ,
FOREVER FIFTY AND OTHER NEGOTIATIONS is a book to love and a gift to
treasure - at any ...

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ISBN: UOM:39015048850476

Category: Books

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Categories: Books

Talking Book Topics

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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ISBN: OSU:32435077106599

Category: Talking books

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Categories: Talking books

Cassette Books

Cassette Books

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 ...

Author: Library of Congress. National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped

Publisher:

ISBN: PURD:32754075479901

Category: Talking books

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Categories: Talking books

Bestseller Index

Bestseller Index

Author: Keith L. Justice

Publisher: McFarland & Company Incorporated Pub

ISBN: UOM:39015042992290

Category: Reference

Page: 483

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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."
Categories: Reference

The Cumulative Book Index

The Cumulative Book Index

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ISBN: UOM:39015058373807

Category: American literature

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A world list of books in the English language.
Categories: American literature

Book Review Index 1989 Cumulation

Book Review Index 1989 Cumulation

Author: Neil E. Walker

Publisher: Gale / Cengage Learning

ISBN: 081030581X

Category: Reference

Page: 1350

View: 599

The Index provides a broad coverage and access to book reviews in the general social sciences, humanities, sciences, and fine arts, as well as general interest magazines and includes journals from Great Britain, Canada, Switzerland, Israel and Australia. In addition, it indexes several journals that, while published in the US, concentrate on reviewing foreign published or foreign language books. These include Hispania, French Review, German Quarterly and World Literature Today.
Categories: Reference

Publishers Directory

Publishers Directory

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ISBN: UOM:39015021460020

Category: Book industries and trade

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Categories: Book industries and trade

Books in Print

Books in Print

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105210120593

Category: American literature

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Categories: American literature

For Better for Worse Forever

For Better  for Worse  Forever

Twenty True Stories of Fifty-Year Love Affairs Ann Weed Cushing ... In a
relationship that works, a partnership should be established where negotiation
and compromise are fine-tuned to bring out the full potential of the other person.
In building ...

Author: Ann Weed Cushing

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781469105499

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 207

View: 625

Every happily married couple has a love story to share. In a world where divorce is a frequent option, here are twenty marriages which have stood the test of time. Ach couple has been married one man to one woman for as long as they have lived. For most the marriage has been for at least fifty years. At least one of the two in each married couple was a student at Carson-Newman College in Jefferson City, Tennessee, in the early fifties. Here each of the twenty couples share in their own words their love story. As you read the love stories, you discover common threads that run through each story, the qualities that create for these enduring forever love.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Forthcoming Books

Forthcoming Books

Jose RS - 8 ) . Free Pr . Forever There : Race & Gender in Contemporary Native
American Fiction . ... 00x ; signed lid , mini ed . 50 . 00 . Cross Cult . Forever Fifty .
Judith Viorst . Sep . 1989 . 12 . 95 . S & S Forever Fifty . . . & Other Negotiations .

Author: Rose Arny

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015033709604

Category: American literature

Page:

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Categories: American literature

Negotiating at an Uneven Table

Negotiating at an Uneven Table

There are what seem to me at least fifty others . ... all these moods , all the stuff it
throws up onto the land , sometimes taking it back the next day , sometimes
embedding it in the land forever . ... Finally , I sort 230 Negotiating at an Uneven
Table.

Author: Phyllis Beck Kritek

Publisher: Jossey-Bass

ISBN: UOM:49015002478064

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 339

View: 877

This inspiring book explores negotiation in situations where unacknowledged inequities may unfairly influence the outcome. Ten methods of dealing with inequalities and diversities open the mind and balance the process.
Categories: Business & Economics

The Complete Guide to Game Audio

The Complete Guide to Game Audio

Other times I might be walking down the street, hear a strange noise, and all of
the sudden that triggers a cool melody in my mind. ... So, for example if the
developer sells the hundred and fifty thousand units you can negotiate for a ten-
thousand-dollar bonus and so forth ... compensated extra in addition to your
creative fee for your work being reused across multiple platforms now and in the
future, forever.

Author: Aaron Marks

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781136059254

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 456

View: 672

Turn your musical passion into a profitable career with this essential guide to the business and technical skills you need to succeed in the multi-billion dollar games industry. Step-by-step instructions lead you through the entire music and sound effects process - from developing the essential skills and purchasing the right equipment to keeping your clients happy. Learn everything you need to: Find the jobs. Identify your niche, implement a business and marketing plan that includes a great demo reel, and plug into the established network to find clients. Make the deals. Make the bidding and contract process work for you by knowing the standard industry terminology, understanding how to set fees, and employing non-confrontational negotiating tactics to reach sound agreements that establish acceptable boundaries for change orders, reworks, payment options, and other essentials. Create music and sound effects for games. Master the exacting specifications for composing music and creating sound effects on the various gaming platforms and systems. The companion DVD features audio and cinematic examples, demos of useful sound editing and sequencing programs, and sample business contracts.
Categories: Performing Arts