Juvenile Fiction

You're Only Old Once!

Author: Seuss

Publisher: RH Childrens Books


Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 48

View: 776

With his unmistakable rhymes and signature illustration style, Dr. Seuss creates a classic picture-book ode to aging in You're Only Old Once! On a visit to "the Golden Years Clinic on Century Square for Spleen Readjustment and Muffler Repair," readers will laugh with familiar horror at the poking and prodding and testing and ogling that go hand in hand with the dreaded appellation of "senior citizen." Though Dr. Seuss is known for his peerless work in books for children, this comical look at what it's like to get older is ideal for Seuss fans of advanced years. In his own words, this is "a book for obsolete children." A perfect gift for retirement, birthdays, and holidays!
Health & Fitness

What Your Doctor Won't Tell You About Getting Older

Author: Mark Lachs, M.D.

Publisher: Penguin


Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 400

View: 595

Aging well frequently involves feeling your way blindly through a complex medical world: dealing with multiple doctors, facing baffling financial decisions, and figuring out whether you or a parent needs care outside the home. What Your Doctor Won't Tell You About Getting Older turns the lights on, illuminating potential pitfalls and showing a way around them. This book is an indispensible survival guide, gathering all the information you need to have but that too often doctors just don't give you. Writing with great experience and good humor, renowned geriatrician Mark Lachs explains how to choose your doctors, stay out of the emergency room, plan financially for retirement, outfit your house to stay safe, and, most important, how to have as many healthy years as possible.
Family & Relationships

The Gift of Age

Author: Richard Lederer

Publisher: Marion Street Press


Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 168

View: 967

A blend of touching stories, fascinating facts, and rollicking humor is presented in this entertaining look at the jaunt towards senior citizenship. Guaranteed to stir souls, stimulate minds, and tickle funny bones, the chapters include Why It's Great to Be Chronologically Endowed, Grandkids Say the Darnedest Things, The Lighter Side of Aging, and Jest for the Health of It. Advice on enjoying one's golden years is featured, from how to accumulate happiness and social wisdom to the delights of retirement. With puns, jokes, riddles, and puzzles illuminating important aspects on the aging process, this uproarious guide also lists outstanding achievements by "chronologically gifted" leaders, artists, writers, and athletes.

You'Re Only 39 Once

Author: Alan Miles

Publisher: Stamford House Publishing



Page: 360

View: 877

Jim Diamond, rugged, plain and uncharismatic, was on his way to attend his own surprise 39th birthday party when his car broke down in the pouring rain. Later that night a guest is found stabbed to death at the party. Why? And why is someone interested in his discovery earlier that evening?

You're Only Young Twice

Author: Ronda Beaman

Publisher: Vanderwyk & Burnham


Category: Psychology

Page: 226

View: 252

The science of growing young (neoteny) provides the underlying hypothesis for activities in this book on reviving ten youthful traits: resilience, optimism, wonder, curiosity, joy, humor, music, work, play, learning. Across all, there is love. Reader selects preferred activities for growing young--from the inside out--Provided by publisher.

I Left My Prostate in San Francisco—Where's Yours?

Author: Rick and Brenda Redner

Publisher: WestBow Press


Category: Medical

Page: 272

View: 864

Rick and Brenda’s lives were changed forever when Rick went to the doctor to get a prescription refill. The doctor unexpectedly decided to perform a prostate exam. When he did, he felt a suspicious lump. Weeks later, a biopsy confirmed that Rick had prostate cancer. As a couple, they found their lives changed in unexpected ways following robotic surgery. They decided to share an intimate glimpse into their lives after surgery so other couples would be more prepared than they were. If you are thinking about surgery, or if you just had surgery, you will want to read about their experiences and the life lessons they learned along the way.

The Hunters

Author: James Salter

Publisher: Catapult


Category: Fiction

Page: 256

View: 818

Captain Cleve Connell has already made a name for himself among pilots when he arrives in Korea during the war there to fly the newly operational F-86 fighters against the Soviet MIGs. His goal, like that of every fighter pilot, is to chalk up enough kills to become an ace. But things do not turn out as expected. Mission after mission proves fruitless, and Connell finds his ability and his stomach for combat questioned by his fellow airmen: the brash wing commander, Imil; Captain Robey, an ace whose record is suspect; and finally, Lieutenant Pell, a cocky young pilot with an uncanny amount of skill and luck. Disappointment and fear gradually erode Connell's faith in himself, and his dream of making ace seems to slip out of reach. Then suddenly, one dramatic mission above the Yalu River reveals the depth of his courage and honor. Originally published in 1956, The Hunters was James Salter's first novel. Based on his own experiences as a fighter pilot in the Korean War, it is a classic of wartime fiction. Now revised by the author and back in print on the sixty-fifth anniversary of the Air Force, the story of Cleve Connell's war flies straight into the heart of men's rivalries and fears.
Family & Relationships

No Paltry Thing

Author: Larry L. Meyer

Publisher: Calafia Press


Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 241

View: 989

No Paltry Thing is a sequel to Meyer's My Summer with Molly: The Journal of a Second Generation Father, widely praised winner of the 1990 Benjamin Franklin Award for Autobiography.
Juvenile Nonfiction

The Life of Dr. Seuss

Author: Sam Rogers

Publisher: KidLit-O Press


Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 60

View: 262

He was one of the most brilliant men in the world. His books inspired millions of lives. But who was he really? This book, just for kids, will look at his childhood, education, marriage and work to see what made him who he was! KidLit-o is a leading electronic publisher in children’s books; each month, it publishes several history, science and language arts books.

The Cultural Context of Aging

Author: Jay Sokolovsky

Publisher: ABC-CLIO


Category: Psychology

Page: 770

View: 869

The new edition of Sokolovsky's unique text explores a wide variety of cultural issues worldwide that impact aging issues, from perception and valuation of the elderly to homelessness, caregiving, assisted suicide, psychological support, and responses to those with dementia. This third edition includes twenty-five new chapters as well as special student resources, data from the most recent studies, a guide to Internet sites, and a bibliography of related readings. Especially useful for students across majors from anthropology and psychology to social work, nursing, and medicine, the new edition fully updates and expands on the award-winning second edition, about which the journal Contemporary Gerontology wrote: "I marvel at the extent to which Sokolovsky has made The Cultural Context of Aging user friendly."