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73 [Kindle Edition]

Howard Englander
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)

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Book Description

You know you're getting older when your back goes out more than you do.

What's life like when the jokes about old age start applying to you! These revealing stories are must reading for every AARP member and baby boomer facing the future.

In a culture that regards people in their seventies like old cars ready for the junk heap, these heroes and heroines refuse to look at the odometer!

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About the Author

Howard Englander is the archetype of the new retiree, the so-called senior citizen who refuses to be retired. After a lengthy career as a nationally recognized advertising writer and commercials director often cited for his creative wizardry, he continues to work as a freelance writer. A graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, he is co-founder of "AgeWise," a creative resource for advertising targeted to the mature market.

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  • File Size: 275 KB
  • Print Length: 211 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1419669885
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B007GRI516
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,235,299 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5.0 out of 5 stars I love this book! August 7, 2007
Format:Paperback
73 is a book that everyone of every age should read. People in their 70's and older should read it to know that they aren't alone with their feelings and experiences. It's an informational read for people in their 50's and 60's - they'll learn what to expect as they get older. The younger generations should read it to realize that their parents and grandparents aren't completely nuts!

I'm only 34 years old, but Howard Englander's attention to detail drew me in to each story, making me feel like I am the main character. The short stories in 73 are hysterical, heartbreaking and every emotion in between. The book makes you realize just how precious life is, and to live every moment.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Try it. You'll like it! October 16, 2012
By Peter
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
I read this book several years ago, and can still recall the characters, their foibles and passions, and the reality of the writing. I then passed the book to an older pal who was actually 73 at the time, an active, vibrant, articulate senior, who bought several more copies for his friends.
This is a terrific read, whatever your age, and as I approach that magic number, I relate all the more to these 20 tales of staring down the present and still facing the future with some fear, and much optimism.
And, it's downright funny. I grew up in Chicago, and feel like the author was looking over my childhood shoulder with his descriptions of my neighbors and neighborhood.
Keep writing, Howard. I look forward to your next tome.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great read! August 25, 2007
By Beth G.
Format:Paperback
73 is a great read! Howard Englander has captured the essence of getting older but refusing to be "old." His short stories will ring true in some way with every American over age 55. Told in a clear voice with vivid character descriptions, Englander isn't afraid to broach subjects like sex over 70 (*gasp*), melancholia, and the search for meaning and fulfillment post-career.

I will be buying this book in droves at Christmastime for the older people in my life who seem to have everything and are hard to buy for ... I'll be giving them the gift of comraderie, empathy and a good belly laugh!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Good read August 15, 2007
Format:Paperback
If you enjoy reading about interesting characters in a short story format then 73 is a great choice. I liked all of the stories and each story held my interest. A great gift for any "cool senior" or babyboomer.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Take a look in the mirror May 14, 2013
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
If you are 63 to 83 you will love it. This is a very personal slice of real life. I wonder if it is fiction or fact?
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