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Lyla Blake Ward transforms the everyday trials and tribulations of growing old (against one’s better judgment) into high hilarity. Brimming with wit and grace, this essay collection takes stock of developments both familiar and strange that have filled Ms. Ward’s life: from the parenting of grown children to confronting "connectivity fees" for the first time. Listeners will be charmed to meet this sly octogenarian, and will marvel as her gimlet wit rescues her - and us - time and again from the inanities of the postconsumer world.

©2010 Lyla Blake Ward (P)2012 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

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Dated but still a good listen...

...in part because the audio performer was fantastic.

Many of these essays were written before 2008 which dates them, particularly when she's writing about technology and politics. Also, because the essays were all written at different times, there's a fair bit of repetition.

While the author seems to be 2 or 3 decades older than me, I still related in many cases.

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  • oatie
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  • 09-23-16

enjoy being ageless or a godness

loved the book both for looking for the funny in older life and with hints to maintain a healthy life and dealing with grandchildren and their deeds and misdeeds. read it twice I still be laughing when i reach 75 would be funny to older grandchildren to see their elders as real pe3ople

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Hilarious!

Laugh out loud funny.
I hadn't heard of Ms. Ward before reading this book, but she is charming and witty.