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    DescriptionJudith Viorst returns with more poems in her "Decades" poetry series detailing the highs and lows of being an octogenarian. Continuing the comedic insight from "I'm Too Young to be Seventy," these verses of memories and advice from eighty years of love, marriage, and grandchildren are sure to bring laughs. What does it mean to be eighty? In her wise and playful poems, Judith Viorst discusses love, friendship, grand parenthood, and all the particular marvels--and otherwise--of this extraordinary decade. She describes the wonder of seeing the world with new eyes--not because of revelation but because of a successful cataract operation. She promises not to gently fade away, and not to drive after daylight's faded away either. She explains how she's gotten to be a "three-desserts" grandmother ("Just don't tell your mom!"), shares how memory failure can keep you married, and enumerates her hopes for the afterlife (which she doesn't believe in, but if it does exist, her sister-in-law better not be there with her). As Viorst gleefully attests, eighty is not too old to dream, to flirt, to drink, and to dance. It's also not too late to give up being cheap or to take up with a younger man of seventy-eight. Zesty, hopeful, and full of the pleasures of living, Viorst's poems speak to her legions of readers, who recognize themselves in her knowing observations, in her touching reflections, and in her joyful affirmations. Funny, moving, inspirational, and true--the newest in Judith Viorst's beloved "decades" series extols the virtues, victories, frustrations, and joys of life.

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    Unexpectedly Eighty
    And Other Adaptations
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Judith Viorst, Illustrated by Laura Gibson
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 63
    Width: 152 mm
    Height: 188 mm
    Thickness: 13 mm
    Weight: 204 g
    ISBN 13: 9781439190296
    ISBN 10: 1439190291

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T13.0
    DC21: 811.54
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    BIC subject category V2: WH
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    B&T General Subject: 460
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    BISAC Merchandising Theme: TP090
    Ingram Theme: SEXL/FEMINE
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 11800
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 01
    BIC subject category V2: VFJG
    BIC E4L: HUM
    DC22: 811.54
    B&T Approval Code: A23306000
    Ingram Subject Code: HU
    Libri: I-HU
    B&T Approval Code: A26650000
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 90
    DC22: 811/.54
    Ingram Theme: GENR/ELDRLY
    BISAC V2.8: FAM005000
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: HUM005000, HUM012000
    LC classification: PS3572.I6 U54 2010
    Illustrations note
    colour illustrations
    Free Press
    Imprint name
    Free Press
    Publication date
    05 October 2010
    Publication City/Country
    New York, NY