By Gerald Gardner, Jim Bellows
"Don't be stunned, Pussycat," stated Helen Gurley Brown, nonetheless flirtatious at eighty-four, "We're all survivors and happy with it. we wish to discuss it."
And they do. 80 of America's most renowned 80 year-olds contemplate their trips to the massive 8-0 and describe the passions that maintain them younger. all of them have reviews approximately present day global what's strong approximately being 80 and what retains them very important. The contributors of this iteration have spent eighty-plus years honing the paintings of residing and so they have secrets and techniques to proportion. Their own tales are actually inspirational.
"My resolution to ageing at any age, even if you are turning out to be twenty , or 40, or sixty or 80, is to fall in love and remain in love." --Ray Bradbury, 86, author
"It's attention-grabbing to me--my occupation 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 really basically that this can be the simplest time of my life." --Hugh Hefner, eighty, founder and editor-in-chief of Playboy
Contributors to the booklet include:
Mike Wallace, Helen Thomas, Sid Caesar, Carl Reiner, Lena Horne, Kitty Carlyle Hart, Ray Bradbury, artwork Buchwald, Norman Lear, Robert Byrd, George McGovern, and Jack Valenti.
Advanced compliment for 80:
"Everyone from 9-90 wishes this e-book, simply because shop for the 2 or 3 mad humans on the planet, all people desires to stay & by no means die. the chosen humans in "80" have with, appeal and ensusiance published 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tales of bright, energetic octogenarians are the simplest type of tonic for fending off concerns approximately outdated age."--Tom Brokaw
"Once, nearly no one was once 80. Now many folks are and extra folks are going to be quickly. So Gerald Gardner and Jim Bellows supply us an excellent ebook approximately being 80 and more."--Jimmy Breslin
"A pleasure to learn and a assured angle adjustment. those individuals are 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 snort, eighty made me imagine, and eighty truly made me wait for attaining and to having fun with that Grand Age"--Mark Shields, syndicated columnist and PBS commentator
"80 is the main heartening e-book on outdated age i have learn in view that De Senectute (Cicero, you callow sub-octogenarians, Cicero). The eighty previous fogeys in eighty make eighty sound so interesting, i think short-changed via being pressured to attend till 2010 to be between their number."--Tom Wolfe
"I love this publication. What a excitement: nice interviews, gorgeous clever people."--Ånnie Lamott, writer of Grace (Eventually): innovations on religion
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I always had that philosophy. You have to be on your toes. On the quietest days at the White House, I would go up and try to sniff around and figure out what was cooking. It was too quiet. Often times, it was cooking. Like on the day we started the Gulf War. They were deadly quiet. It was quiet at the White House; quiet at the Pentagon—too quiet. Every day I observe the timidity of the White House press corps at the briefings of the presidential press secretary. Not only have I observed it, it’s broken my heart.
David uses a cane sometimes and he gets on the airplane first. All I can do is to try to remember to be profoundly grateful for the things I have to be grateful about. I try not to be a dumbbell. I do regret that I can’t do some of the things I used to do. I just try to appreciate what I’ve still got. I do have some advice for the generations that are following me. I don’t want to sound pontifical and I don’t know whether I’d call it advice. All I can call it is what I’ve learned. And what I’ve learned is that if you do the best you can, no matter how bad the situation, you probably are going to come out okay.
The ballot marked by each octogenarian, nonagenarian, and centenarian makes up for one not cast by a clod-citizen of whatever age who never bothers to entera polling booth. " Yes, aging can be tough and rough. ” But it is possible to approach the ultimate without staggering, and even with a kind of glow, like a radiant sunset. NORMAN CORWIN was born on May 3, 1910, in Boston, Massachusetts. P. D. JAMES P. D. James’s brilliant mystery novels have placed her among literary greats. Most of her nineteen books have been filmed or televised in Great Britain, North America, and around the world.
80. From Ben Bradlee to Lena Horne to Carl Reiner, Our Most Famous Eighty Year Olds... by Gerald Gardner, Jim Bellows