The Joy of Being Fifty

Written by Allia Zobel Nolan, illustrated by Roz Chast


Publisher: Workman Publishing
ISBN: 0-7611-1310-X
80 pages

Ohmygoodnessgracious. You’ve just turned fifty? How will you cope? What will you do? Actually, anything you’d like. It’s time to indulge your eccentricities. Take naps with your cats. Stop waxing your bikini line. Nip at the sherry bottle often (It’s for your circulation, after all). Take up ballroom dancing. Get a Harley… or a tattoo, or both. Do all the things your mother told you you couldn’t do until you were old enough. And, just think: no one can tell you to grow up!!!