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Growing Old Is Not for Sissies: Portraits of Senior Athletes Paperback – August, 1986

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  • Paperback: 115 pages
  • Publisher: Pomegranate; Later Printing Used edition (August 1986)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0876540582
  • ISBN-13: 978-0876540589
  • Product Dimensions: 0.2 x 10.8 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #442,792 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Living-Light on May 24, 2003
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Looking through this book, I was overwhelmed by the beauty of the aging body, as well as inspired that getting older does not mean frailty and inactivity, but independence and renewed energy. Everyone of us can strive to be *our* best, no matter what activity we choose, from surfing to swimming, dancing and senior olympic sports, to body building. Age makes no difference, it is your inner spirit that keeps you young and vital!
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13 of 15 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on August 9, 1996
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Etta Clark's subjects, all older people who are very active, show that older people can struggle against the ravages of time and gravity. And the subjects, in their photographs, display a courage and beauty all their own
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Jan L on January 13, 2008
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Etta Clark does an outstanding job showing us that old age can be entered into gracefully; the pictures and bio info are great
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By The Dude on February 16, 2011
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I bought this book when I was newly divorced and in my 40's and living in San Diego; one of the most conspicuously fitness oriented cities in the world.
This book; more than all the books I had on bodybuilding including those by Arnold Schwarzenegger, Bill Pearl and Mike Mentzer; help me to joyfully resolve to stay fit at least into my 80's and maybe beyond.
My favorite story was about an 81 year-old grandmother who won a power lifting contest for 45-50 year-old men because there were no women in her age group to compete against.
I am not surprised to see that it has become so prized and expensive to purchase.
It is well-worth the price for the beauty and vitality it will inspire you to achieve and maintain:)!!Growing Old Is Not for Sissies: Portraits of Senior Athletes (Bk. 1)
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By solocanoe on March 13, 2014
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I'm not afraid to get old - love each year I'm granted and will be tickled to be with the Lord when it's my time....but I'm NOT gonna be one of those sickies who live on pills and their whole lives are slaves to all their different doctors!

If we can prevent some illnesses and wearing down of our bodies just by USING them - and we CAN - then why not? There are no rules on when you get old you can't work out or run, paddle, ski, wheel, bike, or whatever you want to do....

this book (and the next one in the series) is awesome for that motivational push!
If they can, I can...and if I can...you can!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Allhonesta on January 20, 2012
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This book will give anyone saying "I'm too old for that" a swift kick in the bejeezus. The beauty of the photos lies not in the pieced together products of plastic enhancement, nor a silly striving towards unnatural physical imagery, but a steering towards excellence with a natural grace, not contingent upon the looks factor but upon the look what's possible factor. A book full of eye-popping eye candy for the 20-40 something set. "I can" is so much more explicit in this book than just "I wish I could". Get the book, then get a life! I so recommend both.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Pearltrader on October 20, 2014
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This is a vintage gift book for a vintage guy. I have remembered this book since I first saw it years ago and was glad to have found it. My seven decades now make me appreciate it more than ever.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Etta Clark on August 29, 2012
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This book is now available as an ebook in the iBook library! If you have an iPad, you can purchase it for $5.99 It combines both books into one.
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