The Big Book of Wrinklies' Wit and Wisdom

The Big Book of Wrinklies' Wit and Wisdom


By (author) Rosemarie Jarski, By (author) Allison Vale, By (author) Alison Rattle


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  • Publisher: Prion Books Ltd
  • Format: Paperback | 512 pages
  • Dimensions: 127mm x 193mm x 43mm | 522g
  • Publication date: 1 September 2010
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 1853756709
  • ISBN 13: 9781853756702
  • Sales rank: 1,020,459

Product description

Senior citizens have never gone gentle into that good night: they live life to the fullest, take on new challenges, and show the world how to grow old disgracefully This sparkling collection of saying and quips proves that the stereotypes of knitting grannies and doddering granddads couldn't be farther from the truth. With a vast assortment of topics addressed--among them life, love, the universe, and Viagra--these quotes are simultaneously hilarious and pithy, and prove Maurice Chevalier right when he said that "old age isn't so bad when you consider the alternative."

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Author information

Rosemarie Jarski writes screenplays and compiles anthologies. Her previous publications include Hollywood Wit and Wisecracks (Prion). Fathers' Wit was published by Prion in 2005. She lives in London and the US. Allison Vale taught A-Level History in London before becoming an author and specialist Advisory Teacher. She now lives in Somerset with her husband and their two children. Alison Rattle worked in London as a fashion designer before moving into publishing. Born in Liverpool, she now lives in Somerset with her partner and three children. Their previous publications include Mothers' Wit (Prion), Hell House and Other True Hauntings and Wrinklies' Wit Forever (Prion).

Review quote

"'With mirth and laughter let old wrinkles come.' - William Shakespeare 'Age is a question of mind over matter. If you don't mind, age don't matter.' - Satchel Paige 'I refuse to admit that I'm more than 52, even if that does make my sons illegitimate.' - Nancy Astor 'My mother used to say the seven ages were: childhood, adolescence, adulthood, middle age, elderly, old, and wonderful. - Mary Wilson"

Table of contents

Chapters include: Age Is Just a Number; Growing Old Is...; Signs You're Getting Old; Cosmetic Surgery; Famous Oldies; The Fountain of Youth; Maturity; Going Gaga; The First 100 Years; Wisdom & Advice; Mottoes to Live By.