The 50 Year Dash: The Feelings, Foibles, And Fears Of Being Half A Century Old

Paperback | May 18, 1998

byBob Greene

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The 50 Year Dash is a wonderful book of reflections on everything that's part of life at fifty: looking at aches and pains as a growth industry, and seeing the constant onslaught of new pain relievers as a new version of the British invasion of rock groups in the 1960s; finding that the world is no longer sufficiently quiet, and that you're the one yelling "Turn that down!"; realizing you're older than James Bond ever was; hearing yourself say, "The fruit plate looks good," and meaning it; understanding that the one thing that seems to be going away from you the fastest is that first-time feeling--first job, first house, first kiss--and knowing that the best thing you can do for yourself is to find ways to keep finding those feelings again and again.

Between now and the year 2014, seventy-seven million American men and women--most of the baby boom generation--will turn fifty. That's about ten thousand birthdays per day. The 50 Year Dash is the perfect book for every single one of them.

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Nationally syndicated columnist Bob Greene offers his delightful musings on a major midlife milestone: turning fifty. "May be just what you need for those midlife blues".--"New Man"

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The 50 Year Dash is a wonderful book of reflections on everything that's part of life at fifty: looking at aches and pains as a growth industry, and seeing the constant onslaught of new pain relievers as a new version of the British invasion of rock groups in the 1960s; finding that the world is no longer sufficiently quiet, and that y...

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"The 50 Year Dash is a wonderful book of reflections on everything that's part of life at fifty: looking at aches and pains as a growth industry, and seeing the constant onslaught of new pain relievers as a new version of the British invasion of rock groups in the 1960s; finding that the world is no longer sufficiently quiet, and that ...

Bob Greene is a syndicated columnist for the Chicago Tribune. His book topics have included politics, basketball, and rock and roll; he toured with Alice Cooper to get the background for Billion Dollar Baby (1974). His books are often a collection of his newspaper columns, covering a wide range of topics with interesting portraits of b...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:304 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.75 inPublished:May 18, 1998Publisher:Crown/Archetype

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ISBN - 10:0385493010

ISBN - 13:9780385493017

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Nationally syndicated columnist Bob Greene offers his delightful musings on a major midlife milestone: turning fifty. "May be just what you need for those midlife blues".--"New Man"