An entertaining, relatable ode to aging—full of hilarious mental bloopers of poets, presidents, and Nobel Prize winners.
365 days of humorous quotes, jokes, and facts on the upsides of aging: It’s good to have a short memory because it keeps life fresh. —journalist Mark Bittman. And the downsides: After 30, a body has a mind of its own. —actor Bette Midler. With anecdotes: Sir Isaac Newton’s maid once found him in the kitchen, standing in front of a pot of boiling water that contained his watch, while his hand held an egg. And facts: The rate of cognitive decline is slower among lifelong readers (another good reason to find those glasses). The perfect gift for what’s-his-name!