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Yes, Again: (Mis)adventures of a Wishful Thinker
by Sallie H. Weissinger

Published: 2021-10-26T00:0
Paperback : 224 pages
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YES, AGAIN is a funny and touching memoir of a woman in her seventies searching for love and purpose after a series of tragedies leaves her without either one in her life. YES, AGAIN shows that one can rise to life’s challenges (and maybe even find love) at any age. It’s the story of an ...
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YES, AGAIN is a funny and touching memoir of a woman in her seventies searching for love and purpose after a series of tragedies leaves her without either one in her life. YES, AGAIN shows that one can rise to life’s challenges (and maybe even find love) at any age. It’s the story of an ordinary life with extraordinary losses and gains. Various reviewers have called it winsome, affirming, touching, and open-spirited.

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 ...When I lamented my solo status to my former apartment manager, longtime friend, and to this day brother?equivalent Russ, he suggested, “Why not try the Bay Guardian?”  The widely distributed and wildly popular Guardian was a free newspaper, covering left?leaning politics, cultural events, and, of course (being San Francisco?based), drugs and sex with scandalous articles designed to shock all but the most liberal readers.  (The paper also printed a much?coveted annual nude beach issue.)  To my Southern belle way of thinking, the paper overstepped the bounds of propriety by leaps and bounds. ... view entire excerpt...

Discussion Questions

Does this book make you think differently about dating late in life? Does this book change how you view retirement? Aging? A search for a mate? Finding a new sense of meaning in your life?

There is a theme in this memoir of helping others and also of asking for help. Discuss.

YES, AGAIN is about the importance of connecting with others and with ourselves. Discuss this theme of connection.

How might you apply Sallie's experiences to your life? How have you coped with loss in the past?

After reading Sallie's book, is there anything you might do differently in the future?

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