The Geezer Handbook: A Primer on Etiquette for Geezers (and Geezerettes) Explains the Rules
Growing older is not easy (and it's not for sissies, as Bette Davis told us); I should know, I’ve been doing it all my life. There are so many situations that one runs into that aren’t necessarily covered in kindergarten. In a book The Clarksburg, NC, Clarion calls a “Great gift for the geezer in your life!,” Fred L. Rosenberg describes a variety of situations that may come up and the rules for addressing them.
Oh, if only I had known there were rules! How much simpler “maturing” would be. If only I’d known that when someone asks how my grandchildren are, I should merely say “fine” and save myself from listening to a litany of that person’s grandchildren's activities that will make my grandkids--despite their achievements “look like the class clowns.”
Rosenberg has filled The Geezer Handbook with humorous advice on how to deal with everyday problems like taking the bus, playing golf, and visiting the doctor. Most of his advice will neither kill you nor get you killed. While not uproariously funny or wildly hilarious, there is something in The Geezer Handbook: A Primer on Etiquette for Geezers (and Geezerettes) to make every golden child (those past 50) smile.
Whether discussing talking about economics or religion, or how to prepare for an Orthodox wedding, Rosenberg shares his years of experience to enlighten us elders-without-a-clue. Interestingly, The Geezer Handbook: A Primer on Etiquette for Geezers (and Geezerettes) is the first book I’ve read to use the word “ort” in a sentence.