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Alexander and the Wonderful, Marvelous, Excellent, Terrific Ninety Days

Alexander and the Wonderful, Marvelous, Excellent, Terrific Ninety Days

An Almost Completely Honest Account of What Happened to Our Family When Our Youngest Son, His Wife, Their Baby, Their Toddler, and Their Five-Year-Old Came to Live with Us for Three Months

  • Author: Judith Viorst
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 9781416571377
  • Category: Humor
  • Page: 128
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Judith Viorst is known and loved by readers of all ages, for children’s books such as Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day; nonfiction titles, including the bestseller Necessary Losses; and her collections of humorous poetry, which make perfect gifts for birthdays, Mother’s Day, graduation, Christmas, Chanukah, or at any time of year. Whatever became of Alexander after that famously bad day? And did you know that Judith Viorst is his mother? And what happens to her passion for household neatness and orderliness, her deep devotion to schedules, her compulsive yearning to offer helpful advice when Alexander— now grown up, married, and the father of three—moves his family into his parents’ house? What happens is controlled, and sometimes not so controlled, chaos, as lives and routines are turned upside down and the house is overrun with scattered toys, pacifiers, baby bottles, sippy cups, pink-sequined flip-flops, jigsaw puzzles, and fishy crackers. With her characteristic sparkle and wit, Viorst relates her efforts to (graciously) share space, to become (if only a little bit) more flexible, to (sort of) keep her opinions to herself, and even to eventually figure out how to unlock the safety locks of the baby's (expletives deleted) bouncy seat. She describes how she and her husband, while sometimes longing for the former peace and tranquility of unravished rooms and quiet dinners for two unaccompanied by cries of “Oh, yuck!” survived and relished the extended visit of the Alexander Five. She also opens our eyes to the joys of multigenerational family living and to the unexpected opportunities to grow that life presents—even under the most unlikely circumstances. Several generations of readers surely will relate to this funny and loving book, enhanced throughout by Laura Gibson’s delightful two-color drawings.

When Did I Stop Being Twenty and Other Injustices

When Did I Stop Being Twenty and Other Injustices

Selected Poems from Single to Mid-Life

  • Author: Judith Viorst
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 1416548661
  • Category: Humor
  • Page: 112
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A collection of poems recounting a woman's experiences during three stages of her life, from her observations as a single woman in Greenwich Village to her accounts of married life and her reflections in middle age.

Nearing Ninety

Nearing Ninety

And Other Comedies of Late Life

  • Author: Judith Viorst
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 1501197126
  • Category: Humor
  • Page: 96
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The newest illustrated poetry collection in beloved author Judith Viorst’s “decade” series (from It’s Hard to Be Hip Over Thirty to Unexpectedly Eighty), exploring, with her signature savvy and humor, what it means to be an impending nonagenarian. In Nearing Ninety, bestselling author Judith Viorst candidly shares the complicated joys and everyday tribulations that await us at the age of ninety, all with a large dose of humor and an understanding that nothing—well, almost nothing—in life should be taken too seriously. While she struggles to make it to midnight on New Year's Eve, while she’s starting to hear more eulogies than symphonies, while she’ll forever be disheartened by what she weighs (and forever unable to stop weighing herself), there is plenty to cherish at ninety: hanging out with the people she loves. Playing a relentless game of Scrabble. And still sleeping tush-to-tush with the same man to whom she’s been married for sixty years. Accompanied by Laura Gibson’s whimsical illustrations, Nearing Ninety’s amusing and touching reflections make this collection relatable to readers of all ages. With the wisdom and spunk of someone who’s seen it all, Viorst gently reminds us that everybody gets old, and that the best medicine at any age is laughter.

How Did I Get to Be Forty and Other Atrocities

How Did I Get to Be Forty and Other Atrocities

  • Author: Judith Viorst
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster
  • ISBN: 1982122536
  • Category: Humor
  • Page: 64
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And so you’ve reached that time in life when you’re starting to “pick investments over adventure, / And clean over scenic, and comfortable over intense”; when, even though in your heart of hearts you’re much younger, the rest of you is (how did it happen?) forty. Judith Viorst, the wise and witty lady of It’s Hard to Be Hip Over 30 and Other Tragedies of Married Life, is here to guide you through these forty-ish years with poems that reflect the highs, the lows, and the everything-in-betweens of midlife. Viorst playfully considers the prospects of sagging kneecaps, awkward college reunions, and fantasies of love in the afternoon; being baffled by one’s Buddhist bisexual vegetarian Maoist offspring; cholesterol counts, adult-education courses and other atrocities of midlife—which somehow aren’t as painful when you can laugh at them. Filled with warmth, humor, and insight, How Did I Get to Be 40 & Other Atrocities is Judith Viorst at her best.

Ladies' Home Journal

Ladies' Home Journal

  • Author: Louisa Knapp,Newell Convers Wyeth,Edward William Bok
  • Publisher: N.A
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  • Category: Women's periodicals
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The Iron Age

The Iron Age

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The Athenaeum

The Athenaeum

  • Author: James Silk Buckingham,John Sterling,Frederick Denison Maurice,Henry Stebbing,Charles Wentworth Dilke,Thomas Kibble Hervey,William Hepworth Dixon,Norman Maccoll,Vernon Horace Rendall,John Middleton Murry
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The Athenaeum

The Athenaeum

Journal of Literature, Science, the Fine Arts, Music and the Drama

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Iron Age

Iron Age

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The New York Times Saturday Review of Books and Art

The New York Times Saturday Review of Books and Art

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