Please join us at the JCC for a very special evening with Judith Viorst - beloved author of ALEXANDER AND THE TERRIBLE, HORRIBLE, NO GOOD VERY BAD DAY - presenting NEARING NINETY And Other Comedies of Late Life. In this newest illustrated poetry collection in her decade series (from It’s Hard to Be Hip Over Thirty to Unexpectedly Eighty), Judith Viorst explores with signature savvy and humor what it means to be an impending nonagenarian.
Please purchase your tickets here now. Each ticket admits one and will be exchanged for one free paperback edition of NEARING NINETY. You will have the opportunity to meet Judith Viorst and have her sign your book following her presentation.
“I have loved Judith Viorst for as long as I can remember. What a smart, charming, original and funny writer. NEARING NINETY is just lovely, sometimes laugh-out-loud funny, often touching, always wise and real.” — Anne Lamott
Judith Viorst candidly shares the complicated joys and everyday tribulations that await us at the age of ninety, all with a large dose of humor and an understanding that nothing—well, almost nothing—in life should be taken too seriously. While she struggles to make it to midnight on New Year's Eve, while she’s starting to hear more eulogies than symphonies, while she’ll forever be disheartened by what she weighs (and forever unable to stop weighing herself), there is plenty to cherish at ninety: hanging out with the people she loves. Playing a relentless game of Scrabble. And still sleeping tush-to-tush with the same man to whom she’s been married for sixty years.
Accompanied by Laura Gibson’s whimsical illustrations, NEARING NINETY’s amusing and touching reflections make this collection relatable to readers of all ages. With the wisdom and spunk of someone who’s seen it all, Viorst gently reminds us that everybody gets old, and that the best medicine at any age is laughter.
Books will be available for purchase and signing at the event through Octavia Books.
Judith Viorst is the author of ALEXANDER AND THE TERRIBLE, HORRIBLE, NO GOOD VERY BAD DAY, which has sold some four million copies; the Lulu books, including LULU AND THE BRANTOSAURUS; the New York Times bestseller NECESSARY LOSSES; four musicals; and poetry for children, young adults, and adults.
The newest illustrated poetry collection in beloved author Judith Viorst’s “decade” series (from It’s Hard to Be Hip Over Thirty to Unexpectedly Eighty), exploring, with her signature savvy and humor, what it means to be an impending nonagenarian.
In Nearing Ninety, bestselling author Judith Viorst candidly shares the complicated joys and
He could tell it was going to be a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day. He went to sleep with gum in his mouth and woke up with gum in his hair. When he got out of bed, he tripped over his skateboard and by mistake dropped his sweater in the sink while the water was running. He could tell it was going to be a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day.
The beloved and perennially popular tale of Alexander’s worst day is now available in a lap-friendly, oversize board book edition.
Alexander is not having a great day. He has to endure gum in his hair, sitting in the middle of the backseat, third-best-friend status, no dessert at lunch, lima beans, railroad pajamas, and kissing on TV—all in one day!
Judith Viorst returns with more poems in her “Decades” poetry series detailing the highs and lows of being an octogenarian. Continuing the comedic insight from I’m Too Young to be Seventy, these verses of memories and advice from eighty years of love, marriage, and grandchildren are sure to bring laughs.
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The beloved author of Forever Fifty and Suddenly Sixty tackles the ins and outs of becoming a septuagenarian with wry good humor.
Judith Viorst is known and loved by readers of all ages, for children’s books such as Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day; nonfiction titles, including the bestseller Necessary Losses; and her collections of humorous poetry, which make perfect gifts for birthdays, Mother’s Day, graduation, Christmas, Chanukah, or at any time of year.
Barney was a cat. He died last Friday. And everyone was sad.
They did what most people do when a cat they like dies. They had a funeral. And then they tried to think of good things about him. They wanted to remember him as he was; and they thought about some other things, too.
Whenever a cat dies, or a dog, or a bird, or any friend, it can be a little like this story about Barney.
It's Lulu's birthday and she's decided she'd like a pet brontosaurus as a present. When Lulu's parents tell her that's not possible, Lulu gets very upset. She does not like it when things don't go her way.
Lulu is getting the sister she never asked for in this hilarious illustrated chapter book filled with hilarious hijinks and fiesty twists from Judith Viorst.
Lulu has received the worst. News. EVER. She’s getting…a baby sister. No one ever asked HER opinion on this debacle.