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By Gerald Gardner, Jim Bellows

ISBN-10: 1402248245

ISBN-13: 9781402248245

"Don't be shocked, Pussycat," acknowledged Helen Gurley Brown, nonetheless flirtatious at eighty-four, "We're all survivors and pleased with it. we wish to speak about it."

And they do. 80 of America's most renowned 80 year-olds ponder their trips to the large 8-0 and describe the passions that hold them younger. all of them have evaluations approximately modern-day global what's stable approximately being 80 and what retains them important. The individuals of this new release have spent eighty-plus years honing the paintings of dwelling and so they have secrets and techniques to proportion. Their own tales are really inspirational.

"My solution to ageing at any age, even if you are transforming into 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 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 truly 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 e-book, simply because retailer for the 2 or 3 mad humans on this planet, every person desires to reside & by no means die. the chosen humans in "80" have with, allure 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, lively octogenarians are the easiest form of tonic for keeping off concerns approximately previous age."--Tom Brokaw

"Once, nearly not anyone was once 80. Now many people 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 perspective adjustment. those everyone is wish! And Gerald Gardner and Jim Bellows understand how to edit down their recognized 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 snicker, eighty made me imagine, and eighty truly made me stay up for achieving 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 considering De Senectute (Cicero, you callow sub-octogenarians, Cicero). The eighty outdated fogeys in eighty make eighty sound so attention-grabbing, i think short-changed through being compelled to attend until eventually 2010 to be between their number."--Tom Wolfe

"I love this publication. What a excitement: nice interviews, attractive clever people."--Ånnie Lamott, writer of Grace (Eventually): concepts on religion

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I worked all my life, ever since I was eighteen years old. They found a job for me to be the editor of Cosmo’s international editions. There were about twenty of them when I took the job. Now we have fifty-six. We open them up in new countries every year. I’m too old to be the editor of Cosmopolitan, that’s for sure. Could I edit a magazine for a somewhat older woman? I might be able to do that, although it’s a lot of hard work. I can do what I’m doing, and I don’t miss the other, because I did it for thirty years.

And I wouldn’t want to give up any of it. ” I used to say: “There are two kinds of stress. ” And joyful stress adds time to your life. It’s being involved in what’s going on in the immediate moment. You know the metaphor I love? The mountain climber who’s always throwing a grappling hook ahead of him. And then he pulls himself up. With energy and passion, he pulls on the rope. And each time, when he gets to his goal, he throws the grappling hook ahead. It’s a great metaphor for life. The Lear Center in the Annenberg School at the University of Southern California was just created.

And it is the advice they offer the coming generations, the recent undergrads and the baby boomers who are new to being old. ” “There are worse things than death,” wrote Woody Allen. ” By which Mr. Allen undoubtedly meant that the most unendurable thing is boredom. Boredom shortens life more surely than disease, and curiosity lengthens it more surely than exercise. None of our contributors seem troubled by boredom. We suspect it will never bother them very much. Gerald Gardner Jim Bellows “Time, time, what is time?

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