Gerald Gardner, Jim Bellows's 80. From Ben Bradlee to Lena Horne to Carl Reiner, Our Most PDF

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 happy with it. we wish to speak about it."

And they do. 80 of America's most famed 80 year-olds ponder their trips to the large 8-0 and describe the passions that continue them younger. all of them have reviews approximately present day international what's stable approximately being 80 and what retains them important. The participants of this iteration have spent eighty-plus years honing the paintings of residing they usually have secrets and techniques to percentage. Their own tales are actually inspirational.

"My resolution to getting older 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 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 rather truly that this is often the easiest time of my life." --Hugh Hefner, eighty, founder and editor-in-chief of Playboy

Contributors to the booklet 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 shop for the 2 or 3 mad humans on this planet, all people desires to dwell & by no means die. the chosen humans in "80" have with, appeal and ensusiance printed 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 shiny, energetic octogenarians are the easiest type of tonic for fending off concerns approximately previous age."--Tom Brokaw

"Once, virtually not anyone used to be 80. Now many people are and extra folks are going to be quickly. So Gerald Gardner and Jim Bellows supply us an excellent e-book 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 well-known 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 wait 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 pressured to attend until eventually 2010 to be between their number."--Tom Wolfe

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

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Beyond the eighties, the national population is also growing. In the ninety to ninety-four age group, the growth is a robust 300,000, and in the ninety-five to ninety-nine category, the growth is 100,000. Tom Brokaw’s 1998 book, The Greatest Generation, recounted the stories of some extraordinary men and women. The people whose words fill our book are among the best of that generation. They fought in World War II, and following the war they built lives and careers that brought them fame the good old fashioned way—with hard work, courage, and resilience.

In addition to his television credits, Norman founded People for the American Way, an organization that fought against the political right wing. He also bought a copy of the Declaration of Independence that he sends on nationwide tours aimed at encouraging the young to vote. THERE WAS AN ARTICLE in the New York Times recently about Don Hewitt, the creator and longtime producer of 60 Minutes. He’s eighty-one and has nothing to do. He was bemoaning the question—what is he going to do? What is he going to put his heart and soul into?

I’ve spent an awful lot of time in my life trying to solve problems that I have no skills for or that probably were unsolvable. One of the glories of the newspaper business is that we have to get it up 365 days a year. A really great story—something that turns out to be a Watergate that is two years of your life—comes along rarely. The great fun of our business is that it’s every day, it’s five editions a day and you have to be ready to move and change, to stay on top of a problem in a really unique way.

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