By Eric Hanson
THIS IS YOUR SCORECARD.
The day we flip any age, we develop into contemporaries of each person who has ever been that age, and it turns into our company to understand that Bob Dylan wrote “Blowin’ within the Wind” while he used to be twenty, Orson Welles cowrote, directed, and starred in Citizen Kane whilst he was once twenty-five, Winston Churchill used to be fired from the Admiralty whilst he was once 40 and took up portray, and Jane Austen died, single and in most cases unknown, whilst she was once 41. figuring out who did what while offers the yardstick in which to degree our personal growth; it’s comforting to benefit that Grandma Moses didn’t express her first portray until eventually she was once seventy-eight, and discouraging (but no longer astonishing) to find that Einstein used to be already smarter than you at age sixteen.
A witty, ironic selection of moments from recognized lives prepared via 12 months of age from infancy to loss of life, A e-book of Ages tells you who's doing what, who's on best of the area, who's anticipating his good fortune to alter, who's announcing unkind issues approximately whom, who's making plans his revenge, who's assembly for the 1st time, and who Elizabeth Taylor is at present divorcing.
WHAT have you ever BEEN UP TO?
An Eccentric Miscellany of Achievements,Misdeeds, Crossed Paths, Bypaths, innovations, Scandals, baby Prodigies, past due Masterpieces, Marriages and Breakups, Feuds, lifeless Ends, moment possibilities, Adventures and Misadventures, Novels Written and Battles received and misplaced, All geared up by way of yr of Age.
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A Book of Ages: An Eccentric Miscellany of Great and Offbeat Moments in the Lives of the Famous and Infamous, Ages 1 to 100 by Eric Hanson