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240 pages
Jul 2006
Harvest House Publishers

Gettin' Old Still Ain't for Wimps

by Karen O'Connor

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The Bible says that "a merry heart makes a cheerful countenance," but is there anything to be merry about getting older? Karen O'Connor says a resounding “YES,” in Gettin' Old Still Ain't for Wimps. From adventures at the grocery store to tales of mistaken identity, and the failures of various body parts to overcoming the offense of senior discounts, O'Connor presents real stories from real people who are facing aging with laughter.

Using a warm and affable style, the author tells each short story with a Bible verse and prayer at the end. She divides the book into seventeen sections, with titles such as: “Lookin' Purdy,” “No Laughing Matter,” “Lost and Found,” “Hands Up!,” and “A Little Compromising.” Some of the stories leave me laughing, others stir up a few sentimental tears as in the "Daughters Are Dandy" society in the nursing home, and some make me indignantly think, "What's so funny about that? It happened to me yesterday!"

Karen O'Connor is a speaker, author of forty books, and writing consultant. As the author of Gettin' Old Ain't for Wimps and Help, Lord! I'm Having a Senior Moment, she's no stranger to the concerns of aging.

This book would be a great relaxer in doctor's offices, as well as a pleasant book to read just before bed or after a long day at work. The author takes the ordinary bumps on the road of aging to help readers see the humor, rewards, and even joys of growing older. (P.S. This book review would have been done sooner if I hadn't misplaced the book and my glasses!) – Debbie W. Wilson, Christian Book

Book Jacket:

In this follow–up to her hugely popular Getting’ Old Ain’t for Wimps, speaker and author Karen O’Connor provides stories to hone the humor and wisdom of the post–fifty crowd (and anyone heading that way).

With tales about the blessings of approaching and leaping beyond middle age, O’Connor helps the baby boomers discover vital lessons:

  • beauty begins with a good heart
  • shaking things up is not just for the young
  • lost and found can be a way of life after 50

This charming collection of anecdotes and assurances is for those who still have a working funny bone and for anyone who needs to know what the future holds—a whole lot of hope and joy.