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The Year I Turn…: A Quirky A-Z of Ageing [Kindle Edition]

Angela Neustatter
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (55 customer reviews)

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Book Description

In this buoyant, inspirational A-Z, Angela Neustatter writes about the quirky side of ageing. The ways we learn to deal with conflicts, problems, relationships, feelings about our appearance and behaviour through the years become a delight rather than a chore. Angela Neustatter considers in a light-hearted way what you can do to celebrate growing older. She wonders about the influence of age on dress - do you need to dress differently (no) or do you yourself start to change your views (yes), relationships with colleagues and friends, love and sex. This quirky book of observations will delight anyone, and is a perfect Christmas gift.

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About the Author

Angela Neustatter is a journalist who has written over many years for the Guardian, where she was a fashion editor, Independent, Telegraph, Sunday Times, You, Psychologies and other publications. She lives in Islington, London, with her husband as well as her son's young family.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 478 KB
  • Print Length: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Gibson Square (18 Jan. 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00GY2PQDE
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  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (55 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #127,322 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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A journalist and a writer, I wrote my latest book The Year I Turn... A Quirky A - Z of Ageing to write about all the good sides of ageing. I hope that it is a source of inspiration for all of us who like to feel good about ourselves.

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24 of 24 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Funny and serious - in a good way 10 Jan. 2014
By SW
Format:Hardcover
Angela Neustatter is on ebullient form in her new book, an elegant volume of her thoughts on turning seventy and on symbolically, at least, entering a new stage of life. How has she changed? What does she treasure? What will she leave behind in this new decade and what will she go for with greater gusto? Arranged in alphabetical order, her short, punchy chapters have headings such as Appearance, Friends, Health, Kindness and Loss - and lots more, including, tantalisingly - Bunkum, Omigod and Questionable. One of my favourites is called Never Mind, in which she counsels letting go of old grudges because "One of the tragedies of growing through life is how long it takes to mind less about these things which gobble up the emotional energy and cement feuds and unhappiness." And that kind of honing of life to its essentials is at the heart of this book. With the lightest touch, Neustatter draws on her experience as a journalist, citing examples of who has inspired her why one approach might be more fun and rewarding than another, and where one has to give oneself a good talking to. She thinks we deserve to have a good time, and knows it takes both spirit and acceptance to achieve that. Delicious, bracing and consoling, this is a book to dip into regularly. I would read mine in the bath, if it wasn't for the mist on my specs...
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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Inspirational book 6 Jan. 2014
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
I loved everything about this book from the elegant silver silhouette on the cover to the positive ethos it promotes. It is an inspirational book, not just for older readers but for middle aged ones like me because it gives us something to look forward to. Its words of wisdom ring true. For the over seventies who are already living like this it provides confirmation while for those who perhaps think themselves into old age it offers an alternative way of life.
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Enlightening and amusing 15 Jan. 2014
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A must read for anyone approaching their seventies or already in their seventies. It is light hearted, amusing, engaging and enlightening.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A nice read 11 Jan. 2014
By Osu
Format:Hardcover
This book is a delight, I'd recommend it to anyone who finds the prospect of getting older daunting. Also good as a gift for Mums and older friends - apart from being fun and witty, it looks great with its yellow cover and silver lettering. Well recommended.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Not a bad old life really 28 Jan. 2014
Format:Kindle Edition
I'm getting on a bit and ever grumpier, but I felt much better after reading this uplifting book. Angela Neustatter brings not just humour and quirky observation but also optimism (yes!) to the idea of growing old in all its aspects, from appearance through health and sex to The End. But it needn't be a bitter end. Somehow, her gentle philosophies make it not such a bad old life after all, with many things yet to be done, and done things to be appreciated. She's convinced me that there is life after life. Delightful...
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars we turn together 21 Jan. 2014
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An enjoyable and informative read [[ASIN:1783340002 The Year I Turn...: An A-Z of Ageing] Reminding us oldies not to give up the ghost on being 70 but to grab the next decade and live it to the full, casting aside guilt, thoughts of reprisals etc. The authoress does set quite a high bar but, whilst acknowledging that not all will want to follow her prescriptions to the limit, the advice and conjecture inspires, amuses and challenges.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Read When Younger 31 Jan. 2014
Format:Kindle Edition
BBC Radio Ulster's Johnny Toal voiced my thoughts about this book--"Reading it would have made my younger years easier. " Short, written with fluency and flair, this is vintage Neustatter, her best book yet. Her scientific and personal research shows how cultivating art, passion, friendship and exercise can actually make us healthier than we were when we were sixty. "The business of life is mind over matter," she quotes Mark Twain."If you don't mind, it doesn't matter." Her description of the death of a dear friend made me cry, and renew those friendships I may have taken for granted.Worth the modest price.
--Anita Bennett
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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Enjoy each day! 15 Jan. 2014
By Degsie
Format:Hardcover
I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book, and identified completely with most of it. I particularly enjoyed the upbeat tone, and fully agree with most of her implied recommendations ("most" because I can't get excited about the tango). She had traced a lot of experts to research her book, and I am sure that it will inspire many to wake up each day thinking that it is great to be alive. I will strongly recommend it to all my friends who have reached retirement age and are reasonably healthy and financially OK.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars a cheering read for anyone who has turned...
I bought this soon after a significant birthday made me start reflecting on my age, somewhat mournfully. It soon cheered me up! Read more
Published 5 months ago by tangerina
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
No problems, what I wanted
Published 6 months ago by Patricia Proud
5.0 out of 5 stars a great take on ageing in our society today
Fabulous.a great take on ageing in our society today.no matter what age you are,its a brilliant read.thanks Angela from a retro 58 year old.
Published 6 months ago by frances callaghan
2.0 out of 5 stars If I'd known how easy it was to return goods to Amazon
Absolutely not what I expected. Totally humourless. Certainly not worth the money. Wish I'd not bought it. Read more
Published 7 months ago by Ms Claire K Ashworth
3.0 out of 5 stars Bit disappointed, thought it was a comic take on getting ...
Bit disappointed, thought it was a comic take on getting older but was mainly about surveys and tests about ageing.
Published 9 months ago by Mrs Barbara Goldring
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
I haven't quite finished this book but I have enjoyed what I've read so far!
Published 10 months ago by Patricia
2.0 out of 5 stars It didn't feel very quirky to be honest. I'd ...
It didn't feel very quirky to be honest. I'd hoped for a smile per page but it didn't quite hit the mark for me.
Published 11 months ago by DebsMcG
2.0 out of 5 stars Two Stars
boring and nothing new
Published 11 months ago by Interested
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Interesting but could be better.
Published 11 months ago by Mr. G. Campbell
2.0 out of 5 stars Disappointing
I was expecting to read useful hints on how to cope with life as we reach our 60s and 70s. All the advice given was common sense, that everyone knows anyway, and I think that... Read more
Published 12 months ago by Elena47
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