The Older the Fiddle, the Better the Tune: The Joys of Reaching a Certain Age

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Thorndike Press, 2003 - Family & Relationships - 233 pages
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A humorous and touching look at the joys of getting older, introduced by one of the Today show's beloved weathermen. Willard Scott is famous for celebrating the wit and wisdom of age. In The Older the Fiddle, the Better the Tune, he asks a wide range of people, "What's the greatest thing about getting older" From expressions of delight in senior citizen discounts to sage advice on life's challenges, the answers are always surprising, often moving, and sometimes very funny. The book's contributors include: -Ed Asner - Dr. Joyce Brothers - Helen Gurley Brown - Art Buchwald - George Bush, Sr. - Bill Cosby - Tony Curtis - Jimmy Dean - Phyllis Diller - Mamie Van Doren - Hugh Downs - Dominick Dunne - Betty Friedan - Peter Graves - Monty Hall - Don Hewitt - Bob Hope - Sybil Jason - Bil Keane - Kenny Kingston - Ed Koch - C. Evertt Koop - Jack LaLanne - Norman Lear - Dick Locher - Eugene McCarthy - Jayne Medows - Anne Meara - Robert Novak - Martin Perl - Jane Powell - Ned Rorem - Vidal Sassoon - Pete Seeger - William F. Sharpe - Liz Smith - Jerry Stiller - Dick Thornburgh - Stanfield Turner - Leaon uris - Jack Valenti - Mort Walker - Andy Williams Also included are pieces from regular folk, such as the former mayor of a small town in Pennsylvania and a retired English teacher from Texas. "If you don't really want to do something, you don't have to. Unless your wife says it's real important." --Yogi Berra "For me one of the joys of beding over 65 is that people have stopped trying to sell me life insurance." --John Updike "You admit that money may be the root of all evil but there is one great soothing recommendation--it keeps your children in touch with you." --Art Linkletter "Getting older means having shorter breath, but being long-winded." --Maya Angelou Whether you're turning 40, 60, or 85--there is something unique to discover about getting older.

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Scott appears on NBC-TV's "Today" and co-hosts the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.

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