Old Age Is Contagious: But You Don't Have to Catch It
Arthur Bornstein, the nation's leading authority on memory training, said of the book, "...this book should be committed to memory." And a quote from the New Orleans Times-Pacayune read, "Eve Blake's book has discovered the Fountain of Youth for everyone! Go skinny-dipping in it...you'll love it!" These quotes are not hype. They are accurate evaluations of a book that is vibrantly alive, funny, & replete with fresh techniques for staying young that are too bright to ignore. As an instance, one technique she advocates for avoiding the trap of old age is never to discuss any event - good or bad - that's more than one year old. Drastic? Sure, but marvelous when you think of the times you've been cornered by endless old people telling you endless stories of the past. These pages are filled with all sorts of down-to-earth tips that are invaluable; how to keep your memory sharp & unclouded by forgetfulness; the secret of keeping your relationships & marriage fresh & zestful; how to earn & keep the lifelong love of your children; how to bypass the big D's (Desperation, Desolation & Despair). Blake is a fine writer, telling relevant stories having wit & intelligence. In discussing the need to cultivate a sense of humor, she tells us of her friend who said, "So many of my friends complain that they're bored. The days drag for them, they say. But they're not as lucky as I am! I spend three minutes out of every five dropping, losing or misplacing things. That leaves me only two minutes to get things done. So my days just whizz by!" A treat not only for that Senior Citizen but for young people who want to incorporate into their lives now the formula for being always a joyous participant in life rather than a sluggish onlooker.
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