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It's hard to be hip over 30 and other tragedies of married life

Title
It's hard to be hip over 30 and other tragedies of married life / by Judith Viorst ; designed and illustrated by John Alcorn.
Author
Viorst, Judith,
Publication
  • New York : Simon & Schuster, [2019]
  • ©1987

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Additional Authors
Alcorn, John
Description
107 pages : illustrations; 20 cm
Alternative Title
It is hard to be hip over thirty and other tragedies of married life
Subjects
Genre/Form
Poetry.
Note
  • Previously published as when did I stop being twenty and other injustices
  • Poems.
Call Number
JFC 20-16
ISBN
  • 1982122528
  • 9781982122522
Author
Viorst, Judith, author.
Title
It's hard to be hip over 30 and other tragedies of married life / by Judith Viorst ; designed and illustrated by John Alcorn.
Publisher
New York : Simon & Schuster, [2019]
Copyright Date
©1987
Edition
Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Type of Content
text
Type of Medium
unmediated
Type of Carrier
volume
Summary
"Whether she's finding herself or finding a sitter, contemplating her sex life as she rubs hormone night cream on her face, or wrestling with the contradiction of falling in love with a man her parents would actually approve of, Viorst transforms the familiar events of daily life into poems that make you laugh with recognition. Here is the young single girl leaving her parents' home for life in the big city ("No I do not believe in free love/And yes I will be home for Sunday dinners"). Here is the aspiring bohemian with an expensive liberal arts education, getting coffee and taking dictation, "Hoping that someday someone will be impressed/With all I know." Here is that married woman, coping with motherhood ("The tricycles are cluttering my foyer/The Pop Tart crumbs are sprinkled on my soul") and fantasy affairs ("I could imagine cryptic conversations, clandestine martinis...and me explaining that long kisses clog my sinuses") and all-too-real family reunions ("Four aunts in pain taking pills/One cousin in analysis taking notes"). And here she is at mid-life, wondering whether a woman who used to wear a "Ban the Bomb" button can find happiness being a person with a set of fondue forks, a fish poacher, and a wok. Every step of the way, It's Hard to be Hip Over Thirty and Other Tragedies of Married Life demonstrates once and for all that no one understands American women coming of age like Judith Viorst." -- Amazon.com.
Local Note
REPRINT OF 1987 ED.
Added Author
Alcorn, John illustrator.
Added Title
It is hard to be hip over thirty and other tragedies of married life
Research Call Number
JFC 20-16
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