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Yikes!! Boomers will do anything and everything to stop the aging process - including talking to God
Boomers are jogging on the treadmill of life; racing toward the 50 year marker, one reaching it every 7.5 seconds. Whew! No wonder the government is concerned whether there will be enough in the social security fund to ensure these 78 million boomers are supported and succored on the tit of government insanity. Though the government may be concerned, boomers seem more preoccupied with maintaining their appearances, trying to look 30ish, rather than worrying about retirement. That is - if Pippin's and Mulhearn's book is to be believed.
Pippin and Mulhearn use their book, Yikes!! My Butt's Falling to illustrate the poignant extremes boomers go to in their attempts to stay young. The authors speak in one voice as an interviewer gathering stories from friends, far and wide. Some very wide, as illustrated by Virginia who huffs and puffs on a treadmill during the day and eats Dove Bars in a little room off her closet by night.
This book addresses many burning issues besides looking young, issues such as hot flashes, heavy hair on upper lips (not men's), mood swings, all during the pause that refreshes - menopause.There are characters such as Pete, the sidewalk sailor, who knows every wind current downtown so he can sidle along next to buildings, preventing his comb-over from blowing straight up like a big hairy horn; and George who now wears earplugs to the movies and hates the huge speakers those snot-nosed kids put in their cars, though he used to drive a VW Van with huge speakers, an 8-track player, and a box full of the latest and greatest tapes.
One of the cleverest characters winding his way throughout the book is a very funny, sometimes glib, and frequently profound...God. He's available to discuss the most shallow of issues, "...I'm getting old. Look at these crows feet!" to the most heartfelt..."why am I here?"
Pippin and Mulhearn remind us that getting old can be fun, though it definitely is poignant. Yikes!! these characters really are us.
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Aleta Pippin is an entrepreneur, author, artist, and national speaker. She founded the Institute for Authentic Entrepreneuring and Inner Sources Publishing, as well as the Houston-based Front Office Business Centers.
Robyn Mulhearn is an author and corporate trainer who is currently working on a mystery novel.Review:
For baby boomers-a must read. You must wear your bifocals to see the words. -- Frank King, White Collar Comedy
My definition of a boomer is what typifies this book - the discrepancy of what goes on between their mind and their body. -- Phil Goodman, Boomer Marketing & Research Center
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Book Description Inner City Books, US, 2000. Paperback. Condition: Very Good. 0966054636 Very good. Minor creasing. Quality, Value, Experience. Media Shipped in New Boxes. Seller Inventory # LOWER6RSG1113
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