Sixty

Sixty

  • Publisher : Random House Canada
  • Author : Former Reader in Law Ian Brown, Etc
  • ISBN-10 : 0307362841
  • Release : 2015-09-29
  • Genre:
  • Download/Read : 336
  • Price : FREE
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From the author of the award-winning The Boy in the Moon comes a wickedly honest and brutally funny account of the year in which Ian Brown truly realized that the man in the mirror was actually...sixty. Sixty is a report from the front, a dispatch from the Maginot Line that divides the middle-aged from the soon to be elderly. As Ian writes, "It is the age when the body begins to dominate the mind, or vice versa, when time begins to disappear and loom, but never in a good way, when you have no choice but to admit that people have stopped looking your way, and that in fact they stopped twenty years ago." Ian began keeping a diary with a Facebook post on the morning of February 4, 2014, his sixtieth birthday. As well as keeping a running tally on how he survived the year, Ian explored what being sixty means physically, psychologically and intellectually. "What pleasures are gone forever? Which ones, if any, are left? What did Beethoven, or Schubert, or Jagger, or Henry Moore, or Lucien Freud do after they turned sixty?" And most importantly, "How much life can you live in the fourth quarter, not knowing when the game might end?" With formidable candour, he tries to answer this question: "Does aging and elderliness deserve to be dreaded--and how much of that dread can be held at bay by a reasonable human being?" For that matter, for a man of sixty, what even constitutes reasonableness?

Sixty Selected Studies

Sixty Selected Studies

  • Publisher : Alfred Music Publishing
  • Author : Alfred Publishing
  • ISBN-10 : 0769257593
  • Release : 1985-03
  • Genre: Music
  • Download/Read : 48
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Georg Kopprasch was born sometime before 1800, pursued a career as a horn player at least until 1832, and composed two sets of horn etudes which includes this set of 60 etudes, Op. 6. Most of the etudes focus on technical problems relating to the high range of the Horn. 46 pages.

Sixty Million Frenchmen Can t Be Wrong

Sixty Million Frenchmen Can t Be Wrong

  • Publisher : Sourcebooks, Inc.
  • Author : Jean-Benoit Benoit Nadeau
  • ISBN-10 : 9781402230585
  • Release : 2003-05-01
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Download/Read : 368
  • Price : FREE
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The French... -Smoke, drink and eat more fat than anyone in the world, yet live longer and have fewer heart problems than Americans -Work 35-hour weeks, and take seven weeks of paid holidays per year, but are still the world's fourth-biggest economic power So what makes the French so different? Sixty Million Frenchmen Can't Be Wrong is a journey into the French heart, mind and soul. Decrypting French ideas about land, privacy and language, Nadeau and Barlow weave together the threads of French society--from centralization and the Napoleonic Code to elite education and even street protests--giving us, for the first time, a complete picture of the French. "[A] readable and insightful piece of work." --Montreal Mirror "In an era of irrational reactions to all things French, here is an eminently rational answer to the question, 'Why are the French like that?'" --Library Journal "A must-read." --Edmonton Journal

After Sixty

After Sixty

  • Publisher : Paramount Market Publishing
  • Author : Leslie M. Harris
  • ISBN-10 : 097866020X
  • Release : 2006
  • Genre: Baby boom generation
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Experts who have been studying Baby Boomers for decades provide their insights on the how Boomers may respond to marketing, the workplace, financial and economic issues, use of leisure time, health, food service, and grandparenting.

Sixty

Sixty

  • Publisher : Lulu.com
  • Author : Mariann Wizard
  • ISBN-10 : 9781430317265
  • Release : 2007-03
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Download/Read : 100
  • Price : FREE
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Poems, like flowers, unfold in mysterious ways. Poet Mariann Wizard's 60 personal best reveal surprising details of a complex, engaged life. Deeply personal yet readily accessible, they are by turns funny, erotic, tender, or rabble-rousing, spanning haiku, sonnets, and protest songs. Sixty of Scout Stormcloud's lushly textural photographs of flowers, trees, and other living creatures more thoroughly explore a single aspect of her art and wide-ranging interests, invoking contrasting, complementary notes from the enduring natural world in which we are but guests. Woven together in a generous, full-color volume, poems and photographs become an exuberant tapestry celebrating life in progress. Wizard and Stormcloud, who both live in Austin, Texas, were born two days apart and have been best friends for half their lives. Passionate but not sentimental, here is the work of two women on a creative roll: balanced, accomplished, and assured. 100 pages, 8.5 x 11" paperbound.