Now We Are Sixty

Author: Christopher Matthew
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1848547889
Category: Humor
Page: 112
View: 4054
When Christopher Matthew was six, the poems of Milne always reassured him that other children were as naughty as he was, so on reaching sixty he decided that he should adapt Now We Are Six, for an older audience. Now We Are Sixty is often hilarious, sometimes rueful and always thought-provoking. Some verses are about realising we are not as young as we thought, while some are about the more disconcerting problems of modern life; mobile telephones on trains, anti-social behaviour, traffic jams and the internet.

Now We are Sixty (and a Bit)

Author: Christopher Matthew,David Eccles
Publisher: John Murray Pubs Limited
ISBN: 9780719565212
Category: Humor
Page: 112
View: 1566
Continues the author's zany tribute to A. A. Milne's Now We Are Six in a second collection of hilarious reworkings of Milne's classic verses.

Now We are Sixty

Author: Christopher Matthew,David Eccles
Publisher: John Murray Pubs Limited
ISBN: 9780719559792
Category: Poetry
Page: 111
View: 6687
When Christopher Matthew was six, the poems of Milne always reassured him that other children were as naughty as he was, so on reaching sixty he decided that he should adapt Now We Are Six for an older audience. Now We Are Sixty is often hilarious, sometimes rueful and always thought-provoking. Some verses are about realising we are not as young as we thought, while some are about the more disconcerting problems of modern life; mobile telephones on trains, anti-social behaviour, traffic jams and the internet.

When We Were Fifty

Author: Christopher Matthew
Publisher: John Murray Publishers
ISBN: 9780719568855
Category: Middle age
Page: 112
View: 3586
These days we feel almost as young at fifty as we did at thirty - give or take the odd twinge. However, we are also becoming increasingly aware that the cradle is a lot further off than the grave. Is this the moment to start shaking things up a bit? The last chance to realize those long-cherished dreams? To chuck in the humdrum job and strike out? To set the pulse racing, perhaps, with a view earthwards from a hang-glider, or over the handlebars of a Harley Davidson? Is this when you make it at last onto the main board? Or become the Gauguin de nos jours? Start a new life in Goa with Lindy from Personnel - or possibly Trevor from Accounts? Or just look forward to grandparenthood? Already well known as the bard of the over-sixties, Christopher Matthew now reverses through time to take a hard look at the hopes and fears of those who are still in the prime of life - just. The result is a brilliant collection of verses - inspired once again by A. A. Milne - mostly comic, some subversive, some touching, that should hit the spot for those who have reached their half centuries, or soon will, or can remember what it was like when they did.

An Invincible Beast

Understanding the Hellenistic Pike Phalanx in Action
Author: Christopher Mattew
Publisher: Pen and Sword
ISBN: 147388134X
Category: History
Page: 368
View: 8456
The Hellenistic pike-phalanx was a true military innovation, transforming the face of warfare in the ancient world. For nearly 200 years, from the rise of the Macedonians as a military power in the mid-fourth century BC, to their defeat at the hands of th

Now we are seventy

Author: Alan Alexander Milne,Ernest Howard Shepard
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780416193992
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 61
View: 4313

Doing Sixty & Seventy

Author: Gloria Steinem
Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: 1480472131
Category: Social Science
Page: 72
View: 6627
A powerful and moving treatise on the surprises of aging from an influential feminist writer and activist who thinks beyond stereotypes The older I get, the more intensely I feel about the world around me. Gloria Steinem has been an eloquent and outspoken voice for women’s rights and equality for more than four decades. In Doing Sixty & Seventy she addresses an essential concern of people everywhere—and especially of women: the issue of aging. Whereas turning fifty, in her experience, is “leaving a much-loved and familiar country,” turning sixty means “arriving at the border of a new one.” With insight, intelligence, wit, and heartfelt honesty, she explores the landscapes of this new country and celebrates what she has called “the greatest adventure of our lives.” While appreciating everybody’s experiences as different, Steinem sees these years as charged with possibilities. Dealing with stereotypes and the “invisibility” that often accompany a woman’s senior years can be as liberating as it is frustrating. It frees women as well as men to embrace that “full, glorious, alive-in-the-moment, don’t-give-a-damn yet caring-for-everything sense of the right now.” This ebook features an illustrated biography of Gloria Steinem including rare images and never-before-seen documents from the author’s personal collection.

Sixty Seconds

One Moment Changes Everything
Author: Phil Bolsta
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1416565779
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Page: 224
View: 2812
Spiritual awakenings, whether quiet and subtle or dramatic and breathtaking, are deeply personal events. More than half of us have undergone a spiritual transformation, each unique and life-changing. We may only have a moment or two to act or we may have a few months to sort things out. We may curse the gods or sink to our knees in gratitude. Th e circumstances vary but two things are certain. One, our life is about to change. And two, it's a day we will not soon forget. Sixty Seconds is an uplifting collection of intimate, heartfelt stories from prominent people who graciously share their personal experiences with the profound. Their moving, life-altering interviews powerfully illustrate that sacred moments of illumination and insight are available to us all.

The Old Man and the Knee

How to be a Golden Oldie
Author: Christopher Matthew
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1408710420
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 288
View: 797
Although in his seventies, Christopher Matthew is convinced he is not yet old. No one one has ever stood up for him on a crowded bus or tube. He plays golf and walks the dog. He has all his own teeth, hair, and does not require a hearing aid. He is, in short, enjoying late middle age and is making the best of it while he still can. 'I know it can't last for ever, but while it does, it gives me the chance to look at life in the last lane, as I am now experiencing it, and to consider what might be to come.' Subjects range from what's the point of a grandparent; the perils and pleasures of replacing one's partner with a younger model; and acquiring new interests and hobbies (bridge? ocean cruising? ballet? marathon running?) to the arrival of old age and the last leg of all. How do we know when we are old? Does old age creep up slowly or arrive out of the blue? Will we be able to summon up some half-decent last words and what should they be? Witty, like Oscar Wilde's about the wallpaper, or helpful like the 1st Lord Grimthorpe's 'We are low on marmalade'?

Now We Are Six

Author: Alan Alexander Milne
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781405230643
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 144
View: 8449
These beautiful editions are affordable and make the perfect gift.

Sixty to Zero

An Inside Look at the Collapse of General Motors - And the Detroit Auto Industry
Author: Alex Taylor
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 0300158882
Category: Automobile industry and trade
Page: 254
View: 6711
The collapse of General Motors captured headlines in early 2009, but as Alex Taylor III writes in this in-depth dissection of the automaker's undoing, GM's was a meltdown forty years in the making. Drawing on more than thirty years of experience and insight as an automotive industry reporter, as well as personal relationships with many of the leading players, Taylor reveals the many missteps of GM and its competitors.

70 Things to Do When You Turn 70

More Than 70 Experts on the Subject of Turning 70
Author: Ronnie Sellers,Mark Evan Chimsky,Renee Rooks Cooley
Publisher: Sellers Pub Incorporated
ISBN: 9781416209157
Category: Self-Help
Page: 304
View: 789
70 Things to Do When You Turn 70 celebrates the opportunities to have meaningful and fulfilling lives at 70 and beyond. This inspiring collection of 70 essays, follows the popular success of other books in the series like 50 Things to Do When You Turn 50 and 60 Things to Do When You Turn 60. The contributors include a wide diversity of people 70+ who have taken on exciting challenges and have found fun, intriguing, and surprising ways to make their lives rewarding. 70 Things to Do When You Turn 70 features such luminaries as world-renowned poet Nikki Giovanni, American Book Award-winning author Gary Zukav, Emmy Award-winning filmmaker Elaine Madsen, and the acclaimed writer Daniel Klein. As an added bonus, portions of Mark Twain's famous 70th-birthday speech, in which he reveals the secrets of his longevity, will be included. 70 Things to Do When You Turn 70 is the perfect gift for anyone reaching this milestone age. All royalties from the sale of this book will be donated to cancer research and prevention.

We Are Here

Memories of the Lithuanian Holocaust
Author: Ellen Cassedy
Publisher: U of Nebraska Press
ISBN: 0803240228
Category: Social Science
Page: 280
View: 4894
Ellen Cassedy’s longing to recover the Yiddish she’d lost with her mother’s death eventually led her to Lithuania, once the “Jerusalem of the North.” As she prepared for her journey, her uncle, sixty years after he’d left Lithuania in a boxcar, made a shocking disclosure about his wartime experience, and an elderly man from her ancestral town made an unsettling request. Gradually, what had begun as a personal journey broadened into a larger exploration of how the people of this country, Jews and non-Jews alike, are confronting their past in order to move forward into the future. How does a nation—how do successor generations, moral beings—overcome a bloody past? How do we judge the bystanders, collaborators, perpetrators, rescuers, and ourselves? These are the questions Cassedy confronts in We Are Here, one woman’s exploration of Lithuania’s Jewish history combined with a personal exploration of her own family’s place in it. Digging through archives with the help of a local whose motives are puzzling to her; interviewing natives, including an old man who wants to “speak to a Jew” before he dies; discovering the complications encountered by a country that endured both Nazi and Soviet occupation—Cassedy finds that it’s not just the facts of history that matter, but what we choose to do with them.

A Time of Our Own

In Celebration of Women Over Sixty: Easyread Large Edition
Author: Fay Wadsworth Whitney
ISBN: 1458763331
Category: Reference
Page: 392
View: 3730
Many of today's women find themselves entering the last third of their lives with a newfound sense of personal freedom and optimism. Having spent most of their lives as pacesetters, these women, now in their sixties and beyond, are beginning to ask, ''What now?'' Based on extensive interviews, research, and the authors' personal experiences, this book explores the multitude of opportunities available in one's ''third third'' of life and addresses common concerns of older women, such as work, finances, health, and relationships. The authors also speak to the baby boomers and offer a perspective on the future. Comprehensive and engaging, A Time of Our Own is a must-read for all women entering this exciting new chapter of life.

Things to Do Now That You're...40

Author: Rebecca Hall
Publisher: Spruce
ISBN: 9781840727975
Category: Self-Help
Page: 256
View: 1063
Did you ever wanted to transform your sedate life into a more exciting and fruitful existence or do something totally radical? Have you ever dreamed of singing with a band, visiting a nudist colony, climbing a mountain, starting a new career, or relocating to another country? Don't wait until next year or the year after to start making plans - life is too short to sit and let the action pass you by. Find your true self by trying something new. This book of quirky ideas, fun-filled tips, and thought-provoking quotations will fill you with aspirations, encourage you to dream and live large.


Seven Generations of American High Performance
Author: Randy Leffingwell
Publisher: Motorbooks International
ISBN: 0760346631
Category: Antiques & Collectibles
Page: 264
View: 5671
The complete history of America's original sports car.

Sixty Acres and a Bride

Author: Regina Jennings
Publisher: Baker Books
ISBN: 0764209906
Category: Fiction
Page: 368
View: 393
Sparks fly when a widowed Latin beauty looking to save her family's farm meets a Texas rancher in this sensational historical debut.

The Sixty-Eight Rooms

Author: Marianne Malone
Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 0375893245
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 288
View: 1525
Almost everybody who has grown up in Chicago knows about the Thorne Rooms. Housed in the Children’s Galleries of the Chicago Art Institute, they are a collection of 68 exquisitely crafted miniature rooms made in the 1930s by Mrs. James Ward Thorne. Each of the 68 rooms is designed in the style of a different historic period, and every detail is perfect, from the knobs on the doors to the candles in the candlesticks. Some might even say, the rooms are magic. Imagine—what if you discovered a key that allowed you to shrink so that you were small enough to sneak inside and explore the rooms’ secrets? What if you discovered that others had done so before you? And that someone had left something important behind? Fans of Chasing Vermeer, The Doll People, and From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler will be swept up in the magic of this exciting art adventure! From the Hardcover edition.

Sixty Million Frenchmen Can't be Wrong

What Makes the French So French?
Author: Jean-Benoit Nadeau,Julie Barlow
Publisher: Pavilion Books
ISBN: 1910232130
Category: Humor
Page: 300
View: 4475
The French drink, smoke and eat more fat than anyone in the world, yet they live longer and have fewer heart problems than the English and the Americans. They work 35-hour weeks and take seven weeks' paid holiday each year, yet they are the world's fourth-biggest economic power. So how do they do it? From a distance modern France looks like a riddle. It is both rigidly authoritarian, yet incredibly inventive; traditional (even archaic) yet modern; lacking clout on the international stage yet still hugely influential. But with the observations, anecdotes and analysis of the authors, who spent nearly three years living in France, it begins to makes sense. 'Sixty Million Frenchmen Can't Be Wrong' is a journey into the French heart, mind and soul. This book reveals French ideas about land, food, privacy and language and weaves together the threads of French society, uncovering the essence of life in France and giving, for the first time, a complete picture of the French.

Keep Calm You're Only 30

Author: Summersdale
Publisher: Summersdale Pub Limited
ISBN: 9781849532211
Category: Humor
Page: 160
View: 7818
"Thirty was so strange for me. I've really had to come to terms with the fact that I am now a walking and talking adult." —C. S. Lewis So what if you're turning 30; after all, with age comes wisdom, more excuses to have a quiet night in and pluck out those first grey hairs, and most important of all—at least you're not 40! Broken down into such hilarious chapters as Grin and Bear It; Do a Little Dance, Make a Little Love; Young at Heart; and Ills, Pills and Twinges, these books is the perfect gift for tricenarians everywhere.