Grow Old Along With Me : The Best Is Yet To Be

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Falling in love again after being widowed, redefining roles with children, men facing retirement, women discovering new opportunities for growth - both men and women explore the daily nuances of growing older in this captivating new anthology from Sandra Martz. These stories and poems speak straight to the hearts of the vast baby boomer generation, reflecting their personal experiences as they turn fifty, and exploring the future terrain of old age.

In the enriching tradition of her million-copy bestseller, When I Am an Old Woman I Shall Wear Purple, Sandra Haldeman Martz rewards us with her latest celebration of aging: Grow Old Along with Me -- The Best is Yet to Be. This outstanding anthology shares poignant experiences of growing old from the perspectives of both women and men.

Publishers Weekly

"The need to be loved, the importance of family connections, an acceptance of the aging process," are all concerns of the contributors to this new collection by the editor of the Abby-winning When I Am an Old Woman I Shall Wear Purple. These poems, short fiction and photos by men and women over 50, are written from experience and from the heart. In many cases, they pinpoint for an instant exactly how it feels to be older. In some, the best has already been, as in the devastating "Choices" by Nancy Robertson and "Can Opener" by Dianna Henning, two deceptively simple poems. But the romance of Anne C. Barnhill's story, "Washing Helen's Hair," the surprise of Peter Meinke's "A Woman Like That," and the guts and energy of "Aerodynamic Integrity" by Rose Hamilton-Gottlieb show a wealth of posibilities ahead. Each piece can be enjoyed for itself, but together they speak well for a growing but overlooked population. The many photos throughout show strength, resilience and devotion. Sooner or later, if they're lucky, everyone moves into this stage of life. And, as many of these writers point out, they're still the same inside, only the packaging has changed. Borrowing the title from Robert Browning, quoted at the beginning, may seem a bit cheeky, but in this case it fits. 100,000 first printing; $100,000 ad/promo; 15-city author tour. (Sept.)

Author : Sandra Martz

Publisher : Papier-mache Press

Published Year : 1996

Edition : 1

Format : Paperback, 186 pages

Language : Eng

Dimensions : 7.00 (w) x 9.15 (h) x 0.55 (d)

ISBN : 0918949866

ISBN13 : 9780918949868


Overview :

Falling in love again after being widowed, redefining roles with children, men facing retirement, women discovering new opportunities for growth - both men and women explore the daily nuances of growing older in this captivating new anthology from Sandra Martz. These stories and poems speak straight to the hearts of the vast baby boomer generation, reflecting their personal experiences as they turn fifty, and exploring the future terrain of old age.

In the enriching tradition of her million-copy bestseller, When I Am an Old Woman I Shall Wear Purple, Sandra Haldeman Martz rewards us with her latest celebration of aging: Grow Old Along with Me — The Best is Yet to Be. This outstanding anthology shares poignant experiences of growing old from the perspectives of both women and men.