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No! I Don't Want to Join a Book Club: Diary of a Sixtieth Year
by Virginia Ironside

Published: 2008-03-25
Paperback : 240 pages
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A screamingly funny and poignant story about embracing life beyond middle age

Marie Sharp is heading toward sixty and is just fine with it. She’s already had plenty of excitement in her life: sex and drugs in the freewheeling sixties, ...
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Read Virginia Ironside's posts on the Penguin Blog.

A screamingly funny and poignant story about embracing life beyond middle age

Marie Sharp is heading toward sixty and is just fine with it. She’s already had plenty of excitement in her life: sex and drugs in the freewheeling sixties, career and children, marriage and divorce. Now she’s ready to settle into a quiet, blissfully boring routine. No Italian classes or gym memberships or bicycle trips across Europe, thank you very much! Marie just wants to put her feet up and “start doing old things.”

She’s even sworn off men! But as it turns out, life still has some surprises in store, the biggest of which is a new grandson on the way. What’s more, Archie, her old childhood crush, suddenly reenters her life, and her closest friend falls seriously ill. Armed with a biting sense of humor, Marie wrestles with a life that refuses to follow her plans—and may still offer more possibilities than she realizes.

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Why I gave it a 3-star rating
by kkmcclelland (see profile) 02/12/10
It took me until about a third of the way through the book for it to really grab my interest, but I am glad I finished reading it. I would recommend it to a book club looking for light reading, a break in heavier genre books on their list.

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  "Wish I Hadn't Recommended the Book to My Club!"by nbknight (see profile) 02/12/10

Okay, all said and done, my book club enjoyed our discussion of the book and it's theme – growing older – but none found it a "good read." Brit references and sayings were missed by us as American... (read more)

 
  "No I do not want to join a book club"by riggosmom (see profile) 02/12/10

I would not recomend this book to anyone, it was a waste of time and my hard earn money. It was just plain awful.

 
  "No! I Don't Want To Join A Bookclub"by kkmcclelland (see profile) 02/12/10

 
  "Easy, fun, read"by [email protected] (see profile) 10/19/08

Montana Forever book club members enjoyed this read. Some have read it before for another book club. The main character is a self-assured woman comfortable and satisfied with her life. She is engaging,... (read more)

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