By Gerald Gardner, Jim Bellows
"Don't be shocked, Pussycat," stated Helen Gurley Brown, nonetheless flirtatious at eighty-four, "We're all survivors and happy with it. we wish to speak about it."
And they do. 80 of America's most famed 80 year-olds contemplate their trips to the massive 8-0 and describe the passions that retain them younger. all of them have critiques approximately modern day international what's strong approximately being 80 and what retains them very important. The individuals of this new release have spent eighty-plus years honing the artwork of dwelling and so they have secrets and techniques to proportion. Their own tales are actually inspirational.
"My resolution to getting old at any age, even if you are starting 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 profession 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 fairly essentially that this can be 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 publication, simply because keep for the 2 or 3 mad humans on the earth, each person desires to stay & by no means die. the chosen humans in "80" have with, allure and ensusiance printed how they've got survived, with ardour, compassion, humor and elegance. i'm 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inspiring tales of shiny, lively octogenarians are the easiest type of tonic for heading off concerns approximately outdated age."--Tom Brokaw
"Once, virtually not anyone used to be 80. Now many people are and extra people 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 everyone is wish! And Gerald Gardner and Jim Bellows know the way to edit down their recognized lives to the fearless truths."--Gail Sheehy, writer of Passages and intercourse and the professional Woman
"Jim Bellows' and Gerald Gardner's eighty made me snigger, 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 booklet on previous 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 by way of being compelled to attend till 2010 to be between their number."--Tom Wolfe
"I love this ebook. What a excitement: nice interviews, wonderful clever people."--Ånnie Lamott, writer of Grace (Eventually): suggestions on religion
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When President Franklin Roosevelt wanted to celebrate the Bill of Rights as World War II inflamed the world, he turned to Norman Corwin. ” He continues to teach at the University of Southern California. 25 years old, and walk with a walker because at ninety-two I stumbled into one hell of a fall. I lucked into virtuoso surgery which, however, left me with one leg a bit shorter than the other, so that I gimp enough in navigation to feel like an actor playing the part of an old man. Of course, I am an old man, but there is a block in my head that doesn’t accept that station.
We meet once a year in Ireland and once a year in either South Africa or New Zealand and Australia. If sources are the life blood of a journalist, John F. Kennedy was a pretty good source to have. I didn’t know him long. I didn’t meet him until 1958 and he was dead six years later. It was a wonderful chance to have a front row seat in a very interesting time in America and a very interesting administration. I enjoyed his company. Whereas he had other friends that fulfilled other needs, we used to schmooze together and with our wives.
The journalistic newcomers stayed in a coma for a long time. They’re young, they’re in television. I don’t know if they’re getting orders from their corporate bosses in New York or what. The bosses turned the reporters loose on Katrina and said, “You can show some emotion now. ” But on the war, you’re unpatriotic if you question it. ” In all the years I was asking tough questions of presidents, I would get these calls from people, “Who in the hell are you? Who elected you? How dare you ask those questions?