No! I Don't Want to Join a Book Club

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9780141806761: No! I Don't Want to Join a Book Club

"Certainly not!" said Marie Sharp, when a friend suggests she join a bookclub when she turns sixty. "Bookclub people always seem to have to wade through Captain Corelli's Mandolin or, groan, The God of Small Things. They feel they've forever got to poke their brain with a pointed stick to keep it working. But either you've got a lively brain or you haven't. And anyway, I don't want to be young and stimulated any more. Those oldies who spend their lives bicycling across Mongolia at eighty and para-gliding at ninety, aren't brilliant specimens of old age. No, they're just tragic failures who haven't come to terms with aging. I want to start doing old things, not young things." Too young to get whisked away by a Stannah Stairlift, or to enjoy the luxury of a Walk-In Bath (but not so much that she doesn't enjoy comfortable shoes), Marie, is all the same, getting on in years - and she's thrilled about it! She's a bit pre-occupied about whether to give up sex - "Ouch! Ouch! Ouch!" - but there are compensations, like falling in love all over again - but this time with her baby grandson, Gene. Curmudgeonly, acute, and funny, this fictionalised audio diary is what happens when grumpy old women meet Bridget Jones.

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[Ironside] has done her readers a wonderful service in giving us the fictional Marie Sharp.... "No! I Dont Want to Join a Book Club" is, in fact, a perfect choice for book clubs. It takes on the biggest issuesour lives, loves, deathsin acerbic, tender, thoughtful ways. Perfect for clubs, perfect for (almost) everybody.
"The Washington Post"
Screamingly funnyreads like an AARP-issued "Bridget Jones Diary,"This is the kind of book you gobble up, then re-read so you can hoot out loud all over again.
"USA Today"
Maries wicked sense of humor makes this a fun read. . . . This novel is more than a light romp. Marie shows great heart and wisdom as she experiences joys and sorrows.
"The Herald Sun"
So funny and human, so full of cranky wisdom and plucky resistance to the ordinary ways of facing old age. Im thinking of reading "No! I Dont Want to Join a Book Club" once a year from here on in to cheer myself up. If youre over fifty, you should read it, too.
"The Buffalo News"

a[Ironside] has done her readers a wonderful service in giving us the fictional Marie Sharp.... "No! I Donat Want to Join a Book Club" is, in fact, a perfect choice for book clubs. It takes on the biggest issuesaour lives, loves, deathsain acerbic, tender, thoughtful ways. Perfect for clubs, perfect for (almost) everybody.a
a"The Washington Post"
aScreamingly funnya]reads like an AARP-issued "Bridget Jonesa Diary"a].This is the kind of book you gobble up, then re-read so you can hoot out loud all over again.a
a"USA Today"
aMarieas wicked sense of humor makes this a fun read. . . . This novel is more than a light romp. Marie shows great heart and wisdom as she experiences joys and sorrows.a
a"The Herald Sun"
aSo funny and human, so full of cranky wisdom and plucky resistance to the ordinary ways of facing old age. Iam thinking of reading "No! I Donat Want to Join a Book Club" once a year from here on in to cheer myself up. If youare over fifty, you should read it, too.a
a"The Buffalo News"

?[Ironside] has done her readers a wonderful service in giving us the fictional Marie Sharp.... "No! I Don?t Want to Join a Book Club" is, in fact, a perfect choice for book clubs. It takes on the biggest issues?our lives, loves, deaths?in acerbic, tender, thoughtful ways. Perfect for clubs, perfect for (almost) everybody.?
?"The Washington Post"
?Screamingly funny?reads like an AARP-issued "Bridget Jones? Diary"?.This is the kind of book you gobble up, then re-read so you can hoot out loud all over again.?
?"USA Today"
?Marie's wicked sense of humor makes this a fun read. . . . This novel is more than a light romp. Marie shows great heart and wisdom as she experiences joys and sorrows.?
?"The Herald Sun"
?So funny and human, so full of cranky wisdom and plucky resistance to the ordinary ways of facing old age. I?m thinking of reading "No! I Don?t Want to Join a Book Club" once a year from here on in to cheer myself up. If you?re over fifty, you s

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Wise, funny and heart-warming ( Daily Mail)

Poignant and utterly engaging ( The Times)

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