Aging with Ungirdled Passionby Tracy Kunzler
Published by CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform on April 8, 2013
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From humor columnist, blogger and greeting card writer Tracy Kunzler comes a selection of new, expanded and favorite essays on aging with “ungirdled passion.” It’s a celebration and commiseration concerning the “gifts” that come with reaching “a certain age.” Living with ungirdled passion means you've shed societal and nylon constraints, have the guts to be yourself and are comfortable in your own skin, even if that skin is now spotted, loose and veiny! The ungirdled woman doesn't run from the changes that come with age - mostly because she can no longer run. She accepts them with grace, dignity and good spirits - namely tequila, vodka and gin!
Times have changed; in my mother’s day no one would have talked about THE CHANGE openly. Aging with Ungirdled Passion certainly changes that, and is a laugh-out-loud quick read.
One of the interesting things I learned in this little book is that the wattle on birds is an evolutionary development to help keep the animal cool. Since birds don’t sweat, the wattle serves to bring multiple blood vessels to the surface, where the cooling occurs. Isn’t it a perfect marvel of nature that the human wattle appears at the same time as hot flashes?
The gentleman reader may have his eyes opened, and the lady will be amused. I found it to be a hoot.