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In this intimate and funny collection of essays on the sometimes confusing, sometimes poignant, sometimes hilarious condition of being a woman over 60, Susan Moon keeps her sense of humor and she keeps her listener fully engaged. Among the pieces she has included here are an essay on the gratitude she feels for her weakening bones; observations on finding herself both an orphan and a matriarch following the death of her mother; musings on her tendency to regret the past; thoughts on how not to be afraid of loneliness; appreciation for the inner tomboy; and celebratory advice on how to regard "senior moments" as opportunities to be in the here and now.

©2010 Susan Moon (P)2014 Audible Inc.

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  • Brustar
  • 21-03-21

Kill me now

The attempt at cheerfulness doesn't succeed in covering up a downbeat recitation. Disclaimer – the book might have gotten better after the first hour or two, but I was gone by then. After the recitation of various illnesses and a defensive rationalization of the joys of being old and alone (READ: single), I just couldn't take it anymore.

I am 75 years old and, believe me, old age is not this bad.


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  • Anonymous User
  • 11-03-21

Raw

I guess it wasn't as humourous as I expected. I like the voice to have more emotion . It did make me think about living rather than aging.

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  • Christine
  • 02-03-21

Great falling asleep to.

Made me feel good as I wasn't in as rough shape, but oh, those knees. She explains aging in an understandable & kind way.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 01-12-20

Depressing

Long story about her eye problems. Seems more like a personal expression of her eye problems . Didn’t get past this long story. No humor, makes me more fearful than interested as my vision randomly changes from an accident. Now should I worry I’ll go blind or I’d it normal?

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  • A. Reader
  • 23-04-17

interesting

Interesting for someone with no contemporaries to learn from. Much of what I heard echoes my experience