I Feel Great about My Hands: And Other Unexpected Joys of Aging

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Shari Graydon
Douglas & McIntyre, 2011 - Social Science - 237 pages
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Nora Ephron struck a chord with "I Feel Bad about My Neck." WomenOCOs advocate and acclaimed writer Shari Graydon set out to counter the supposed downhill slide?inspired grief by inviting notable women from across Canada ? all over 50 ? to provide an alternative perspective.
"I Feel Great about My Hands" is a collection of stories, essays and poems embracing the changes, discoveries and wisdom that come with age. This colourful anthology includes:
Gemini award?honoured funnywoman Mary Walsh on playing a ?big, loud, opinionated old bagOCO
Celebrated poet Lorna CrozierOCOs hilariously graphic ?My Last Erotic PoemOCO
Val Napoleon, an adopted Gitksan member of Cree heritage applying Aboriginal trickster tales to modern attitudes about aging
Shari Graydon herself focusing her ?face-half-unwrinkledOCO attention on the hands that have helped her nurture life and express creativity and joy
Royalties from the book will benefit "Media Action," an organization dedicated to challenging the under-representation and sexualization of women in the media.

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User Review  - Joanna Karaplis - Goodreads

Essays exploring the bright side of aging, authored by women age 50 and up. I'm a long way from 50 but it was nice to get a sneak peek at the future (and even nicer that the future described is not all doom & gloom). If you're over 50, you'll probably get even more out of this book. Read full review

About the author (2011)

Shari Graydon is an award-winning women's advocate, veteran print and broadcast journalist, and bestselling author of two media literacy books for youth. Past president of Media Action, a nonprofit group promoting gender equity through media analysis, she lectures frequently about media and body image issues from her home base in Ottawa.

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