I Feel Great About My Hands

I Feel Great About My Hands

And Other Unexpected Joys of Aging

Book - 2011
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With wisdom and humour, forty-one remarkable, mature women over 50 revel in the joys of aging.

Nora Ephron struck a chord with I Feel Bad about My Neck. Women's advocate and acclaimed writer Shari Graydon set out to counter the supposed downhill slide-inspired grief by inviting notable women of age from across Canada -- all over 50 -- to provide an alternative perspective.

I Feel Great about My Hands is a collection of stories, essays and poems celebrating life, and embracing the changes, discoveries and wisdom that come with age. This colourful anthology includes:

Gemini award-honoured funnywoman Mary Walsh on playing a "big, loud, opinionated old bag" Celebrated poet Lorna Crozier's hilariously graphic "My Last Erotic Poem" Val Napoleon, an adopted Gitksan member of Cree heritage applying Aboriginal trickster tales to modern attitudes about aging gracefully Shari Graydon herself focusing her "face-half-unwrinkled" attention on the hands that have helped her nurture life and express creativity and joy

Royalties from the book will benefit Media Action, an organization dedicated to challenging the under-representation and sexualization of women in the media.

Publisher: Vancouver : Douglas & McIntyre, 2011
ISBN: 9781553657866
Branch Call Number: 810.8 IFE 2011 22
Characteristics: xv, 245 p. : ill
Additional Contributors: Graydon, Shari


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Nov 23, 2011

A counterpoint to Norah Ephron's book about aging - "I Feel Bad about my Neck". Essays by women about the positive aspects of aging.

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