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

No! I Don't Want to Join a Book Club: Diary of a Sixtieth Year
No I Don't Want to Join a Book Club Diary of a Sixtieth Year
Author: Virginia Ironside
ISBN-13: 9780670038183
ISBN-10: 0670038180
Publication Date: 4/5/2007
Pages: 240
Rating:
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
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3.8 stars, based on 19 ratings
Publisher: Viking Adult
Book Type: Hardcover
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reviewed No! I Don't Want to Join a Book Club: Diary of a Sixtieth Year on + 51 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 5
Loved it! A "must" read for anyone 60+ but everyone will enjoy this book. Very witty! A delightful "diary"!
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Helpful Score: 4
Absolutely one of the best "pick me up" reads in a long time. Funny and oh so true. Sometimes a little graphic, but this book really will make you feel good when you are done. Worth the point i spent and more. I read it twice just to try and remember some of the lines.
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Helpful Score: 3
A screamingly funny novel about letting go of youth and embracing the sassy curmudgeon with.....
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Helpful Score: 3
Marie is about to turn 60 years old, and she does not want to join a book club! In fact Marie is all about embracing the senior discounts and saying and doing what ever one wants, because after all they are old and have earned the right. With a grand child on the horizon, Marie just wants to be a granny and enjoy her âoldâ age. Through with romantic entanglements, Marie goes about her life eating, drinking and making merry with her friends; however romance may not be through with her, and sometimes life isn't all sweetness and light.

Light, frothy and fun this is a witty look at aging and both the good and the bad, through the eyes of an acerbic but fun narrator.
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Helpful Score: 2
I read this book on the eve of my 60th. Although I don't identify with her really the book is entertaining. It is worth a read.
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Helpful Score: 1
Read with a delightful British accent -- but the diary didn't keep my attention.
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Helpful Score: 1
A funny book,very interesting if you like diaries.
I liked the character mostly although her view of life is
alot different from mine, rural vs. British city-dweller.
I would recommend it for a fun read and liked the characters she has for neighbors and friends.
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Helpful Score: 1
Hilariously funny, though sometimes a bit graphic.
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Helpful Score: 1
Fun read! Am sharing with all my "older" friends :-)
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Helpful Score: 1
Laughed tears reading this book! I want to be her when I am 60!
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very funny
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Readers under the age of, say, 50-60, will probably not appreciate this lovely collection of bits of wisdom and experiences, some hilarious and others heartbreaking. Oh, and in between, plenty of free advice as told by a long time single woman of 60. Ms. Ironside captures that moment in a confident, intelligent and witty way. I shared this Audiobook with a couple of other non-PBS members of an age and they, too, thought it was uplifting and fun.
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Very fast read, very very funny.
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Makes getting older almost fun! Great read.
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I was hesitant to read this book, having only JUST turned 50 myself. But I'm glad I did. It was a pleasure from cover to cover. In fact? I couldn't wait to steal away each morning before work and read a few more pages.

It became a nice ritual. I'll miss having it in my possession, but it's the kind of book you just can't keep to yourself. Virginia's stories will stick with me. That's reward enough!
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A British woman, Marie Sharp's opinionated view of life at 60 in London. Despite Marie's rather wild past in the 1960's she has become rather set in her ways. Her friends and family manage to change her mind about life, death, grandchildren and sex after 60. She records all the changes in her life, with dry humor, in her diary.
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Very slow read and hard to stay interested in.