The Book of Senior Moments (book)


Do you need different glasses to find your other two pairs of glasses? Have you given up using the expression 'Over my dead body'? Can you name every guest at your fourth birthday party, but can't remember what you're doing tomorrow? Oh dear. Like everyone over the age of 50, you are now entering the era of 'senior moments', those brief mental blips that can waylay you at the most inconvenient times. As when you've made the long and arduous journey towards your untied shoelaces, and a certain thought pops (miraculously, at your age) into your head: 'Now I'm down here, what else can I do?' Congratulations - or commiserations - you've had your first senior moment. These are the moments when: you find something that you put down and couldn't find yesterday, but not the thing that you put down somewhere just now; you sometimes, unaccountably, refer to your oldest and closest friend as 'Thingy'; you could paint a picture of it, write a thesis about it, demonstrate how to use it to Olympic standard ...but can't think of its name; and you reach the top landing, only to realize that you can't remember why you came upstairs in the first place. Fear not, for help is at hand. "The Book of Senior Moments" introduces the reader to a wonderful collection of these little passages, drawn from the experiences of everyone from politicians to pundits, and set alongside revelations from the famous (and not so famous). Also included are some exit strategies for when you've been ambushed by your memory, as well as tips on how to avoid getting ambushed in the first place. Part guide, part humorous overview, and crammed with advice, examples, anecdotes, confessions, tips, retorts and excuses, this is an absolutely essential book for anyone interested in ...whatever it is. [1]