By Gerald Gardner, Jim Bellows
"Don't be shocked, Pussycat," acknowledged Helen Gurley Brown, nonetheless flirtatious at eighty-four, "We're all survivors and happy with it. we wish to speak about it."
And they do. 80 of America's most renowned 80 year-olds examine their trips to the massive 8-0 and describe the passions that hold them younger. all of them have evaluations approximately state-of-the-art global what's solid approximately being 80 and what retains them important. The participants of this new release have spent eighty-plus years honing the artwork of residing and so they have secrets and techniques to proportion. Their own tales are really inspirational.
"My solution to aging at any age, even if you are starting to be twenty , or 40, or sixty or 80, is to fall in love and remain in love." --Ray Bradbury, 86, author
"It's fascinating to me--my profession has taken off now that i am ninety-five. it's very taken off. I needed to wait 'til i used to be ninety-five to be this popular." --Kitty Carlisle Hart, ninety five, singer
"I say relatively clearly that this is often the simplest time of my life." --Hugh Hefner, eighty, founder and editor-in-chief of Playboy
Contributors to the e-book include:
Mike Wallace, Helen Thomas, Sid Caesar, Carl Reiner, Lena Horne, Kitty Carlyle Hart, Ray Bradbury, paintings Buchwald, Norman Lear, Robert Byrd, George McGovern, and Jack Valenti.
Advanced compliment for 80:
"Everyone from 9-90 wishes this booklet, simply because retailer for the 2 or 3 mad humans on this planet, each person desires to dwell & by no means die. the chosen humans in "80" have with, appeal and ensusiance printed how they've got survived, with ardour, compassion, humor and magnificence. i am hoping Gardner and Bellows will do one other one on ninety - i'm in for the lengthy run."--Maya Angelou
"80 is the recent younger! those inspiring tales of brilliant, energetic octogenarians are the easiest type of tonic for fending off concerns approximately outdated age."--Tom Brokaw
"Once, nearly not anyone was once 80. Now many folks are and extra people are going to be quickly. So Gerald Gardner and Jim Bellows provide us an excellent publication approximately being 80 and more."--Jimmy Breslin
"A pleasure to learn and a assured angle adjustment. those everyone is desire! And Gerald Gardner and Jim Bellows understand how to edit down their well-known lives to the fearless truths."--Gail Sheehy, writer of Passages and intercourse and the pro Woman
"Jim Bellows' and Gerald Gardner's eighty made me snigger, eighty made me imagine, and eighty truly made me watch for achieving and to having fun with that Grand Age"--Mark Shields, syndicated columnist and PBS commentator
"80 is the main heartening booklet on outdated age i have learn given that De Senectute (Cicero, you callow sub-octogenarians, Cicero). The eighty outdated fogeys in eighty make eighty sound so interesting, i think short-changed by way of being pressured to attend till 2010 to be between their number."--Tom Wolfe
"I love this e-book. What a excitement: nice interviews, wonderful clever people."--Ånnie Lamott, writer of Grace (Eventually): options on religion
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80. From Ben Bradlee to Lena Horne to Carl Reiner, Our Most Famous Eighty Year Olds... by Gerald Gardner, Jim Bellows