- Gebundene Ausgabe: 192 Seiten
- Verlag: Workman Publishing (3. Mai 2006)
- Sprache: Englisch
- ISBN-10: 076114076X
- ISBN-13: 978-0761140764
- Größe und/oder Gewicht: 10,8 x 1,9 x 15,9 cm
- Durchschnittliche Kundenbewertung: Schreiben Sie die erste Bewertung
- Amazon Bestseller-Rang: Nr. 339.607 in Fremdsprachige Bücher (Siehe Top 100 in Fremdsprachige Bücher)
1000 Unforgettable Senior Moments (Englisch) Gebundene Ausgabe – 3. Mai 2006
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"1,000 Unforgettable Senior Moments in History", of which we could remember only 249, is filled with excruciatingly embarrassing and totally true stories of major mental lapses and famous acts of forgetfulness. How about President Jimmy Carter leaving the codes needed to launch a nuclear missile strike in a suit sent to the dry-cleaners? Or Ralph Waldo Emerson forgetting Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's name at Longfellow's funeral? Did you know that Rod Stewart's "Maggie Mae" was inspired by Stewart's first love, a woman whose full name he can longer recall. Sir Isaac Newton, Harpo Marx, Toscanini, Pope John XXIII - they've all had it worse than you.
Featuring:The President who left the nuclear launch codes in a suit at the dry cleaners, page 51 The movie star who blew the same line through 52 takes, page 10 The cellist who forgot his $2.5 million instrument in a taxi, page 137 The studio head who couldn't recall the name of his Oscar-winning leading lady, page 27 The Russian general who left home in full military dress, minus his pants, page 68 The bank robber who wrote the holdup note on a paycheck stub, which listed his name and address, page 123 The rocker who no longer remembers 1975, page 105 And of course, the novelist who put the orange juice outside and the kitten in the refrigerator, page 152 Alle Produktbeschreibungen
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I admit to thinking that this book was all about a senile old geezers like me, but surprisingly, it was about all kinds of people, young and old who have had lapses of memory sometime in their lives. I suspect the whipper snapper middle aged author was trying to show that you do not have to be elderly to have mental lapses. This sometimes funny, but mostly just amusing book has numerous examples of a wide range of people who at some time in their lives had memory problems. Some examples are taken from early American history and many are from politicians from the past, as well as numerous other famous people.
Two examples of people who had problems remembering names include Chuck Berry, who called everyone “Jack.” Zsa Zsa Gabor also called everyone “Darling” because she had trouble remembering people’s names. Even writers have senior moments. Scottish writer John Campbell (1708-1775) was in a book store reading a book and enjoyed it so much he purchased it and brought it home before he realized he had written the book. Finally, even the most brilliant of people like Albert Einstein have lapses of memory. He had received an honorarium check for $1500.00 and used it as a book marker for many months but lost the book and check. When the Rockefeller foundation sent him another check he wrote back “What’s this for?”
This is a delightful and amusing book for anyone, not just seniors, who has had lapses of memory at various times. It shows that you do not have to be an old geezer to forget things.
Rating: 4 Stars. Joseph J. Truncale (Haiku Moments: How to read, write and enjoy haiku)
laughing - just wait and you will recognize yourself more and more in this hysterical book. They say if you can laugh at yourself.........
A LITTLE SMILE OF REALITY WILL KEEP YOU GOIN.
Not for children: let them enjoy their youth, health, vitality until age steps in with its big foot!
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