By Annabelle Gurwitch

ISBN-10: 0399166181

ISBN-13: 9780399166181

Actress and stand-up comedian Annabelle Gurwitch returns with I See You Made an attempt, a publication of essays so wickedly humorous it may well make you fail to remember your final birthday. now not one to draw back from the grisly realities of heart age, the “slyly subversive” (O, The Oprah journal) Gurwitch confronts some of the indignities confronted by way of femmes d’un convinced age with candor, wit, and a hefty dose of hilarious self-deprecation.

Whether falling in lust on the Genius bar, navigating the extensive—and treacherously expensive—anti getting older choices at a department-store good looks counter, dealing with the assisted suicide of her ally, negotiating the fine details of appropriate habit along with her teenage child, or the thudding monetary fact of the “never-tirement” new release that leads her to petty robbery, Gurwitch’s essays end up her a remarkably astute author in her best (in such a lot of ways). is that this the start of the Eileen Fisher years? the place does one behavior an affair with a more youthful guy? Is 50 the hot forty? Or is 50 nonetheless just…50?

Scorchingly sincere, surreally and riotously humorous, I See You Made an attempt is the final word coming-of-middle-age tale and a must-read for girls of every age. analyzing glasses now not integrated.

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If you share your magic with him they certainly will be. ” “Well-“ he said, and I knew that we had won the day. We rented a house nearby. Every morning the limo would pick him up and bring him over. He was looking rehabilitated already. The better diet, a certain amount of booze, plus the geriatric jabs worked their wonders. Also, I think he grew in stature as he worked his miracles for us. While we waited for some stunning-and expensive-apparatus we had ordered, he drilled me in the basic skills.

Don’t let it worry you,” James said. “I have search programs working in all the site cities. ” I needed no encouragement. Although I enjoyed the scuba diving, even more gratifying was the rugged continent near Elysium’s northern pole. Here were jagged mountains and endless snow. A skier’s paradise. My muscle tone actually hummed with life now. Angelina and I enjoyed every moment of our extended holiday. Yet still best of all was waking in the morning and checking my balance in the bank. Which was growing at the rate of four million a day.

He took the kerchief from his breast pocket, touched it lightly to his lips, returned it. One atom short of a molecule, I thought. I caught Angelina’s eye and saw that she thought the same. “But now I have a very troublesome problem that needs to be solved. ” “Three million a day,” I said promptly, avarice beating down suspicion. “Done,” he said, stifling a yawn at the same time. “My problem is that I am systematically being robbed. Someone or some group-has been getting into my bank accounts.

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