No! I Don't Want to Join a Book Club: Diary of a Sixtieth Year (Google eBook)
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A screamingly funny and poignant story about embracing life beyond middle age
Marie Sharp is heading toward sixty and is just fine with it. She’s already had plenty of excitement in her life: sex and drugs in the freewheeling sixties, career and children, marriage and divorce. Now she’s ready to settle into a quiet, blissfully boring routine. No Italian classes or gym memberships or bicycle trips across Europe, thank you very much! Marie just wants to put her feet up and “start doing old things.”
She’s even sworn off men! But as it turns out, life still has some surprises in store, the biggest of which is a new grandson on the way. What’s more, Archie, her old childhood crush, suddenly reenters her life, and her closest friend falls seriously ill. Armed with a biting sense of humor, Marie wrestles with a life that refuses to follow her plans—and may still offer more possibilities than she realizes.
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Review: No! I Don't Want to Join a Book Club: Diary of a Sixtieth YearUser Review - KC Hilton - Goodreads
I really loved the point of view from a sixty year old woman. Set in England, this woman doesn't hold back saying what she thinks. Sex, no sex, cursing...it's all good! Grandchildren are a Grandparent's reward, for not killing their own children ~ (I loved this quote!). Read full review
Review: No! I Don't Want to Join a Book Club: Diary of a Sixtieth YearUser Review - Nancy Brady - Goodreads
Marie is turning sixty and decides to chronicle her life in a diary, and she does. Sometimes her thoughts are humorous, sometimes a bit sad, and often they are snarky. Her life is constantly changing ... Read full review