I Feel Great About My Hands : And Other Unexpected Joys of Aging

I Feel Great About My Hands: And Other Unexpected Joys of Aging

By Shari Graydon
$22.95




With wisdom and humour, forty-one remarkable, mature women over 50 revel in the joys of aging.

Nora Ephron struck a chord with I Feel Bad about My Neck. Women's advocate and acclaimed writer Shari Graydon set out to counter the supposed downhill slide-inspired grief by inviting notable women of age from across Canada -- all over 50 -- to provide an alternative perspective.

I Feel Great about My Hands is a collection of stories, essays and poems celebrating life, and embracing the changes, discoveries and wisdom that come with age. This colourful anthology includes:

  • Gemini award-honoured funnywoman Mary Walsh on playing a "big, loud, opinionated old bag"
  • Celebrated poet Lorna Crozier's hilariously graphic "My Last Erotic Poem"
  • Val Napoleon, an adopted Gitksan member of Cree heritage applying Aboriginal trickster tales to modern attitudes about aging gracefully
  • Shari Graydon herself focusing her "face-half-unwrinkled" attention on the hands that have helped her nurture life and express creativity and joy

Royalties from the book will benefit Media Action, an organization dedicated to challenging the under-representation and sexualization of women in the media.


Douglas & McIntyre
ISBN: 9781553657866
Paperback / softback
5.0 in x 8.0 in - 264 pp

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With wisdom and humour, forty-one remarkable, mature women over 50 revel in the joys of aging.

Nora Ephron struck a chord with I Feel Bad about My Neck. Women's advocate and acclaimed writer Shari Graydon set out to counter the supposed downhill slide-inspired grief by inviting notable women of age from across Canada -- all over 50 -- to provide an alternative perspective.

I Feel Great about My Hands is a collection of stories, essays and poems celebrating life, and embracing the changes, discoveries and wisdom that come with age. This colourful anthology includes:

  • Gemini award-honoured funnywoman Mary Walsh on playing a "big, loud, opinionated old bag"
  • Celebrated poet Lorna Crozier's hilariously graphic "My Last Erotic Poem"
  • Val Napoleon, an adopted Gitksan member of Cree heritage applying Aboriginal trickster tales to modern attitudes about aging gracefully
  • Shari Graydon herself focusing her "face-half-unwrinkled" attention on the hands that have helped her nurture life and express creativity and joy

Royalties from the book will benefit Media Action, an organization dedicated to challenging the under-representation and sexualization of women in the media.

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Douglas & McIntyre
ISBN: 9781553657866
Paperback / softback
5.0 in x 8.0 in - 264 pp