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by Barbara M. Morris
Image F/X, 2002
Review by Shelly Marshall, B.S., CSAC on Feb 3rd 2003

Boomers Really Can Put Old On Hold

The basic formula for longevity hasn’t changed much in the last 100 years and Barbara Morris’s recap of the prevailing wisdom isn’t going to knock anyone’s support hose off.  If you’ve read the occasional women’s magazine, chock full of dietary, weight loss, and self-improvement nuggets, that can be purchased on the way through the supermarket line, you’ve already read Boomers Really Can Put Old On Hold.

You know the drill: stop smoking, be responsible for your own health, get checkups, fast occasionally, drink more water, eat right, exercise, supplement your nutrients, don’t retire, stay engaged, no negative self talk, smile and don’t let your self go.  Nothing surprising here.  I did laugh out loud when she likened fried rice to “turtle turds.”  As a Boomer myself, who was horrified when I received my first invitation to join the AARP, I particularly liked her advice, “You receive an invitation to join AARP. When that happens, you will return it unopened, marked ‘return to sender.’”

A well presented, nicely organized collection, this book is great for the boomer who wants to keep a summary of healthy lifestyle tips around without collecting a pile of women’s magazines in their home library.


© 2003 Shelly Marshall


Shelly Marshall, B.S., CSAC is an Adolescent Chemical Dependency Specialist and Researcher. You can visit her site at

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