What Comes Next and How to Like It

What Comes Next and How to Like It

A Memoir

Large Print - 2015
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A memoir about aging, family, creativity, tragedy, friendship, and the richness of life. How to accept, appreciate, enjoy? Who are our most trusted, valuable companions and what will we do for them? When you've given up, when you least expect it, there it is.
Publisher: Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning, 2015
Edition: Large print edition
Copyright Date: ©2015
ISBN: 9781410477958
Branch Call Number: LGE-TYPE BIOGRAPHY 813.54 THOMAS 2015
Characteristics: 303 pages (large print) ; 23 cm


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Thomas chronicles the often treacherous course life takes when middle age becomes a reality. With deep insight, well-placed sympathy and satisfying humor, Thomas makes the case that age is no impediment to a life well lived.

Is it possible to not only survive a traumatic change, but even to find it liberating?

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JCLHelenH Oct 07, 2016

Through a series of short essays, Thomas lovingly paints a picture of her best friend Chuck, a heartbreaking portrait of her daughter’s cancer, eloquently wrangles her addictions, and throws in all the other stuff that makes a life a life. Somehow she makes the whole mess look beautiful.

Aug 07, 2015

Love this work. Easy to read,profound thoughts of a 'young 'mind in an older body.
Making peace with everyone around you,while embracing the inevitable. Funny ,sad,and unforgettable. Getting copies for anyone over fifty.

Apr 13, 2015

I am not a big non-fiction reader, but this memoir is written so much like a conversation, I found I really enjoyed it. Short chapters make the book an easy, enjoyable read.


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