Harvest House Publishers
$11.99 239 Pages
Baby Boomers make up approximately 26% of the U.S. population and as of 2015 this significant portion of our nation all became senior citizens, at least according to AARP. So, it stands to reason that they would be interested in books jam-packed with anecdotes about every day occurrences in the life of seniors. Let’s face it, one day it will happen to us all.
Karen O’Connor, in her book Gettin’ Old Ain’t for Wimps, is a master at providing just such stories that warm your heart and tickle your funny bone. Covering such topics as Auto Mania, Aches and Pains, The Good Old Days, and Creative Cookery, Karen’s stories will delight the reader and put a smile on each face. You will quickly find yourself chuckling as you identify your own mishaps in the pages of this book.
Many of Karen’s stories are based on her own personal experiences. For example, there’s the story about her registering for a personal growth seminar and realizing on the first day that she had attended the same seminar six months before. We’ve all done it, but Karen is willing to admit to it, and in writing, no less.
Gettin’ Old Ain’t for Wimps is more than just a book filled with amusing stories. Each story is supported by insightful scripture and a heartfelt prayer. Every story has a point that makes us realize the issues we face, like forgetfulness or the occasional conversation with our self, when approached with a sense of humor are not nearly as bad as we thought. This is something we all need, inspiration and positive affirmation.
Whether you have just enough time for one quick story or an entire afternoon to read and enjoy, O’Connor’s book fits the bill. It’s like sitting with a friend over a mocha cappuccino and letting her regale you with tales that encourage your heart and cause you to celebrate the joys and misadventures of getting older.
Other of Karen’s titles include Grandma, You Rock!, My Favorite Senior Moments, The Early Bird Gets the Discount, and Help, Lord! I’m Having a Senior Moment. You can purchase one or more of Karen’s delightful books on her website at www.karenoconnor.com, They make great gifts for friends and family. Be sure to subscribe to her “Bright Side of Aging” blog while you’re there.