Tales of Graceful Aging…from the Planet Denial is out of print. “Oh, no!” And you had been meaning to buy a copy. Lucky for you Nicole Hollander has a few left. She would be happy to sign them and mail them to you in time for Christmas, priced at $25. Books ship USPS Priority Mail (2-day).
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From Publisher’s Weekly:
For the last quarter century, Hollander’s comic strip Sylvia has dared to say publicly what most women only smirk about with their favorite girlfriends. Now Hollander’s taking on the ultimate female nightmare—getting old. While men think they still look swell when they’re older, aging is hard on women. In a series of hilarious sketches, Hollander takes on everything from late-life sex with vibrators to peculiar herbal remedies for menopausal symptoms, rounding it all off with a most astonishing afterlife fantasy, where she’s reborn as Rex Stout. There’s practical advice, too. A lot of problems stem from things we think we should be doing, but aren’t, like having a fantastic love life. Hollander was 50 when she realized she was holding onto love affairs way past their sell-by date, ruining decades of her life. Now she reminds herself that she’s already been married, even if it was 40 years back and only lasted four years. Brimming with bad attitude, Hollander is a real gift to women of a certain age.
More lovely things people have said about the book:
“Nicole Hollander has hit the nail on the head—or rather, the high heel on the spike. Tales of Graceful Aging from the Planet Denial is wry, filled with the hallmark Hollander wit, and ultimately, profoundly moving. Everyone who wrestles with changing perspectives on families, friends, and their own unpredictable bodies will stay up late, as I did, to finish this book.”
—Sara Paretsky, author of the V.I. Warshawski novels
“One of my favorite moments this decade was catching Nicole Hollander onstage with the early chapters of Tales of Graceful Aging from the Planet Denial, and laughing in a theatre full of equally hysterical women my age. The wit alone will sustain me as I age—but the smarts, unabashed lip, and unforgettable zingers make me want to stick around for the triple digits.”
—Mary Kay Blakely, author of Wake Me When It’s Over and American Mom