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Pimp My Walker: The Official Book of Old Age Haiku

By Mike Slosberg
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Book Details
  • Author: Mike Slosberg
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: Bunker Hill Publishing Inc
  • Published: 2007-09-05
  • Edition: First Edition, First edition
A Guide For Growing Old With Style

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Occasionally a rare book comes along that approaches the matter of aging with sympathy, understanding, and sobriety. This book is not one of them. On the contrary,Pimp My Walker: The Official Book of Old Age Haikuby Mike Slosberg accepts aging with the solemnity of slipping on a banana peel. As the subtitle indicates, the author has taken the age-old art form of haiku and turned it into an art form for old age - or at least aging. Each of the 73 poems is a gem of wit, wisdom, and cantankerousness. Witness his take on life's little pleasures:

I can remember

When sex was better than food

Now vice is versa

Mike maintains that old age really sucks, and one has to be philosophical and poetic to survive. Humor is the only defense -- with the exception, perhaps, of copious amounts of surgery. Humor is the alchemy that can magically turn tragedy into comedy.Pimp My Walkeris a celebration of the cardinal aspects of growing old, softened only with Mike's hilariously appropriate illustrations. Think of it as an owner's manual for aging with humor, whether you are this or that side of 40 or are simply slipping to the far side of 80. It will keep you youthful. It is good for the digestion and low in cholesterol.

Mike Slosberg is a self-described OLD novelist, playwright, and cartoonist. His previous books include the novelsThe August StrangersandThe Hitler Error. Mike writes haiku instead of doing crosswords, putting boats in bottles, and lamenting his age.

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