The Old Lady Book
Diana Hannon Forrester takes a humorous look at the aging process in The Old Lady Book. Forrester includes short stories, poems, essays, quotes from the famous and lists that chronicle the experience of growing older. It is a poke in the ribs joke to all of us starting at the very beginning: birth. Aging is going to happen to us all. It’s coming our way and the only way out is early death. Now there is a knee-slapper. We might as well enjoy it all.
From her own first realization that youth had ended (How it Happened to Me) delivered by some neighborhood children to the scary stuff of losing parents and friends, Forrester brings us face to face with how age sneaks up on us. There isn’t much we can do about it except push our tongue into our cheek and smile.
The Old Lady Book is the perfect birthday gift for anyone over fifty, maybe even forty. It was inspired by the cover illustration by Amanda Morley. The same “Antique Lady” hangs on Forrester’s bathroom wall. She sees it every day and smiles. Forrester hopes you will smile and enjoy as well.