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Suddenly Sixty by Judith Viorst
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bookshelves: humor, poetry, old-age

You who aren’t won’t think it’s sudden but, of course, it is. I still haven’t quite realized it, though the “yes ma’ams” and glances at my white hair remind me all the time. It’s not fun to be old, I think. Judith Viorst knows this, and she uses her double-edged sword of poetry and humor to jab old age right in the face.

“I don’t intend to stop showing a little cleavage,
Nor do I intend to stop flashing a little thigh.
I’m still not too old to give it the old college try,
Though it’s harder to keep trying,
And it’s harder to keep trucking,
And it’s harder to be frisky over sixty.”

Take that, Old Age.

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Reading Progress

December 30, 2019 – Started Reading
December 30, 2019 – Shelved
January 1, 2020 – Shelved as: humor
January 1, 2020 – Shelved as: poetry
January 1, 2020 – Shelved as: old-age
January 1, 2020 – Finished Reading

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