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This is an auction for RULES FOR AGEING: A GUIDE TO LIKE FOR THOSE WHO SHOULD KNOW BETTER, by Roger Rosenblatt. review:

“A how-to-make-your-life-better-book with more than the ubiquitous seven ways of doing so? In RULES FOR AGEING essayist Roger Rosenblatt offers 58 rules for navigating life into your golden years. Rosenblatt describes the book as a "guide intended for people who wish to age successfully, or at all." He adds that "growing older is as much an art as it is a science, and it requires fewer things to do than not to do." Rule 1 is "It doesn't matter"; rule 2 is "Nobody is thinking about you". Other notables include "Let bad enough alone" (rule 3), "Stay clear of anyone - other than a clergyman - who refers to God more than once in an hour" (rule 8), "Do not attempt to improve anyone, especially when you know it will help" (rule 29), "The unexamined life lasts longer" (rule 40), "Change no more than one-eighth of your life at a time" (rule 48), and "The game is played away from the ball" (rule 55). Nowhere will you find talk of antioxidants or exercise or anything resembling a detox program. Rosenblatt is no health nut, and there is already plenty of material available on that. What you will encounter instead is a gifted writer clearly enjoying his craft, making this a welcome poke at and departure from the more predictable anti-aging fare.”

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Hardback 2011.

148 pages.

Very good condition.

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  • Seller location: Palmerston North, Manawatu, NZ

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