Rules for Aging: A Wry and Witty Guide to Life

Rules for Aging: A Wry and Witty Guide to Life

by Roger Rosenblatt

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Overview

Rule #1: It doesn’t matter. One of USA Today’s Best Self-Help Books of the Year: “Hilarious.” —People

Prize-winning essayist Roger Rosenblatt has commented on some of the most important trends and events of our time in insightful columns in Time and discerning commentaries on PBSNewshour with Jim Lehrer. But at the dawn of a new millennium, Roger found himself facing an issue that he couldn’t talk his way out of: getting old.
 
Luckily, aging couldn’t dull his wit, and he turned his sharp pen to creating a survival manual for the twilight of life. These fifty-four brilliant, funny, and indispensable rules range from how to handle a bad hair day (or a no hair day) to knowing the difference between humor and comedy to learning that, in the end, none of these little worries really matter. Practical, wise, and funny, Rules for Aging offers not only a new mantra for an older generation but “a guide for those in the younger generation who want to learn from the mistakes of their elders” (Newsday).

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780547544441
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date: 11/01/2001
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 160
Sales rank: 490,193
File size: 450 KB

About the Author

Winner of a Robert F. Kennedy Book Award, a Peabody Award, an Emmy, and two George Polk awards, Roger Rosenblatt is University Professor of Writing at Long Island University’s Southampton College. He writes essays for Time magazine and The News Hour with Jim Lehrer. Rosenblatt lives in Manhattan and Quogue, Long Island.

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Rule #1: It doesn't matter
Whatever you think matters-doesn't. Follow this rule, and it will add decades to your life. It does not matter if you are late, or early; if you are here, or if you are there; if you said it, or did not say it; if you were clever, or if you were stupid; if you are having a bad hair day, or a no hair day; if your boss looks at you cockeyed; if your girlfriend or boyfriend looks at you cockeyed; if you don't get that promotion, or prize, or house, or if you do. It doesn't matter.

What People are Saying About This

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"A hilarious guide to life . . . Bottom Line: Laughter and wisdom."-People
"More applicable and more hilarious than Morrie's. Really."
-Detroit Free Press
"A humorous, thinking man's self-help book. It is written as a guide for those in the younger generation who want to learn from the mistakes of their elders."-Newsday

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