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

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

1949). Sultan, Linda. Family Life & Other Strife. Fairfax, Virginia: ... 1929). Tonner,
Leslie. The Mommy Chronicles, (no other information) 1986, 1999. Trillin, Calvin.
... Forever Fifty and Other Negotiations. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1989.

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

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

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: WISC:89122940778

Category: Talking books

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Categories: Talking 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

Reader s Choice

Reader s Choice

... as were such subsequent volumes as People and Other Aggravations ( 1971 )
, How Did I Get to Be Forty and Other Atrocities ( 1976 ) , Love and Guilt and the
Meaning of Life ( 1984 ) , and Forever Fifty and Other Negotiations ( 1989 ) .

Author: Kim Flachmann

Publisher: Scarborough, Ont. : Prentice-Hall Canada, [199-?]

ISBN: 0131046055

Category: College readers

Page: 524

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Categories: College readers

Poetry

Poetry

My Name on the Wind : Selected Poems of Diego Valeri . Tr . by Michael Palma .
Bilingual text . Princeton University Press . $ 27.95 cloth ; $ 12.95 paper . Forever
Fifty and Other Negotiations , by Judith Viorst . Simon and Schuster . $ 12.95 .

Author: Harriet Monroe

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015068971194

Category: American poetry

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Categories: American poetry

Library Journal

Library Journal

... Tom Clancy The Dark Half , Stephen King Forever Fifty and Other Negotiations
, Judith Viorst Foucault's Pendulum , Umberto Eco Joshua and the Children ,
Joseph E. Girzone A Knight in Shining Armor , Jude Deveraux The Mambo Kings
 ...

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ISBN: UOM:39015020732304

Category: Libraries

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Includes, beginning Sept. 15, 1954 (and on the 15th of each month, Sept.-May) a special section: School library journal, ISSN 0000-0035, (called Junior libraries, 1954-May 1961). Also issued separately.
Categories: Libraries

The Art of Staying Together

The Art of Staying Together

She is the author of children ' s books and many best - sellers , including Forever
Fifty and Other Negotiations and Necessary Losses . Mark Robert Waldman is a
therapist , ministerial counselor , and senior editor of the Transpersonal Review .

Author: Mark Robert Waldman

Publisher: Tarcher

ISBN: UCSC:32106015869511

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 233

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Noted scientists, psychologists, and writers such as Deborah Tannen, Judith Wallerstein, M. Scott Peck, and Nathaniel Branden bring the latest psychological and medical research to bear on the task of building and holding together satisfying relationships. Original. 15,000 first printing.
Categories: Family & Relationships

PLA Bulletin

PLA Bulletin

Author: Pennsylvania Library Association

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015064838272

Category: Libraries

Page:

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Categories: Libraries

And Two Boys Booed

And Two Boys Booed

On the day of the talent show, a boy is ready to sing his song, and he isn't one bit scared because he has practiced a billion times, plus he's wearing his lucky blue boots and his pants with all ten pockets.

Author: Judith Viorst

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)

ISBN: 9781466875432

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

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On the day of the talent show, a boy is ready to sing his song, and he isn't one bit scared because he has practiced a billion times, plus he's wearing his lucky blue boots and his pants with all ten pockets. But as all of the other kids perform before him, he gets more and more nervous. How the boy overcomes his fear of performing in front of the class makes a charming and funny read-aloud, complete with ten novelty flaps to lift. Note to Readers: Tap on images with golden borders to see more! A Margaret Ferguson Book
Categories: Juvenile Fiction

Something about the Author

Something about the Author

( With others ) Annie : The Women in the Life of a Man ( television special ) ,
Columbia Broadcasting System , 1970 . ... Forever Fifty , and Other Negotiations (
poems ) , illustrated by John Alcorn , Simon & Schuster ( New York , NY ) , 1989 .

Author: Thomson Gale

Publisher: Gale / Cengage Learning

ISBN: 0787687960

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 208

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An easy-to-use source for librarians, students and other researchers, each volume in this series provides illustrated biographical profiles of approximately 75 children's authors and artists. This critically acclaimed series covers more than 12,000 individuals, ranging from established award winners to authors and illustrators who are just beginning their careers. Entries typically cover: personal life, career, writings, works in progress, adaptations, additional sources. A cumulative author index is included in each odd-numbered volume.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

The New York Times Book Review

The New York Times Book Review

But creative individuals , unlike most other shy individKaral Ann Marling teaches
cultural history at the University of ... includJudith Viorst is the author of several
books of poetry and prose , including “ Forever Fifty and Other Negotiations .

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ISBN: UOM:39015059401193

Category: Books

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Presents extended reviews of noteworthy books, short reviews, essays and articles on topics and trends in publishing, literature, culture and the arts. Includes lists of best sellers (hardcover and paperback).
Categories: Books

TV Guide

TV Guide

WIZARD'S WORLD ( CC ) Science SHO MISS PEACH : CAREER DAY AT KELLY
SCHOOL - Puppets ; 50 min . ... Authors Judith Viorst ( " Forever Fifty and Other
Negotiations " ) and Art Garfunkel ( " Still Water " ) . ( Live ) sto ...

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Publisher:

ISBN: UCAL:B3537779

Category: Television broadcasting

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Categories: Television broadcasting

Contemporary Popular Writers

Contemporary Popular Writers

When Did I Stop Being Twenty and Other Injustices : Selected Poems from Single
to Mid - Life . Simon & Schuster , 1987 . Forever Fifty and Other Negotiations .
Simon and Schuster , 1989 . Other The Washington , D.C. Underground Gourmet
 ...

Author: St James Press

Publisher: Saint James Press

ISBN: STANFORD:36105020134537

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 528

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Contains brief entries for over three hundred contemporary authors
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Aims of the Essay

Aims of the Essay

... and Other Tragedies of Married Life ( 1968 ) was a national bestseller and
helped to launch her career . Viorst has published two sequels , How Did I Get to
Be Forty . . . and Other Atrocities ( 1976 ) and Forever Fifty ... and Other
Negotiations ...

Author: Don Knefel

Publisher: Allyn & Bacon

ISBN: 0205126553

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 396

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Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

The Writers Directory

The Writers Directory

... Etc. , 1979 ; If I Were in Charge of the World and Other Worries ( p ) , 1981 ;
Necessary Losses , 1986 ; When Did I Stop Being Twenty and Other Injustices ( p
) , 1987 ; The Good - bye Book , 1988 ; Forever Fifty and Other Negotiations (
verse ) ...

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Publisher:

ISBN: 1558623280

Category: Authors, American

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Categories: Authors, American

Imperfect Control

Imperfect Control

... 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 When Did I Stop
Being Twenty and Other Injustices Forever Fifty and Other Negotiations Sad
Underwear ...

Author: Judith Viorst

Publisher:

ISBN: UCSC:32106013923229

Category: Psychology

Page: 446

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The best-selling author of Necessary Losses addresses the issue of control--with its associated feelings of power, helplessness, freedom, and limitations--and how it affects every area of our lives. 125,000 first printing. Tour.
Categories: Psychology