I Feel Great about My Hands: And Other Unexpected Joys of Aging
Douglas & McIntyre, 2011 - FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS - 245 pages
Nora Ephron struck a chord with "I Feel Bad about My Neck." Women's 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 bag"
Celebrated poet Lorna Crozier's hilariously graphic "My Last Erotic Poem"
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-unwrinkled" 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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Review: I Feel Great About My Hands: And Other Unexpected Joys of AgingUser Review - Sandra - Goodreads
When I saw the title, I knew this book is where I'm at. By no means am I an octogenarian, and I'm double twenty and some. A collection of connections on aging, I Feel Great about My Hands: And other ... Read full review
Review: I Feel Great about My Hands: And Other Unexpected Joys of AgingUser Review - Canadian Reader - Goodreads
I really enjoyed Shari Graydon's works on media for young adults, but I found this collection of essays quite disappointing. A number of the essays tried too hard to be funny. One in particular about ... Read full review
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