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Fifty to Forever

Downs, Hugh

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ISBN 10: 0840777868 / ISBN 13: 9780840777867
Published by Thomas Nelson Publishers, Nashville, Tenn., 1994
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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First printing, full number line. Signed and inscribed by the author on the front endpaper: "To Dr. Timothy Johnson with respect and gratitude / Sincerely, / Hugh Downs." TV personality Downs is best known as the host of two long-running shows, "Concentration" and "The Today Show"; he's inscribed it to another prominent TV figure, Timothy Johnson, M.D., a medical commentator for ABC. Quarter-bound in gray paper-covered boards with a red cloth, gold-lettered spine. The book is tight, square, and unmarked; the dust jacket is not priced (nor price-clipped) though this does not seem to be a BCE. Brodart protected. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 002545

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Title: Fifty to Forever

Publisher: Thomas Nelson Publishers, Nashville, Tenn.

Publication Date: 1994

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Signed: Signed by Author

Edition: First Edition.

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An encouraging source book for aging parents and their families explores eldercare options, including day care and home care, challenges the misconception of age and helplessness, and provides ways to anticipate future needs. $100,000 ad/promo. Tour.

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Downs' brief essays, almost sound bites, hit upon many of the most significant issues of aging, from caring for elderly parents to planning for nursing-home care. He is very positive and thorough about evaluating the latter situations. The author's expertise comes, of course, from his own experience, as well as his years on the public television show Over Easy and currently on 20/20. Especially interesting are the personal insights into Downs' own childhood, family life, and multiple careers, all drawn upon to demonstrate the importance of keeping busy and in touch with family roots. Appended are addresses for health and governmental agencies as well as safety, nutrition, and fitness advice. Denise Perry Donavin

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