80 Things to Do When You Turn 80 - Making The Most Of Your Milestone Birthday

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This inspiring gift book shows you how to have the time of your life at 80! Turning 80 can be the beginning of a new chapter in your life as the notable contributors to 80 Things to Do When You Turn 80 will tell you. In this lively collection of 80 essays, such illustrious achievers as Donald Hall, Pat Boone, Tab Hunter, Ruta Lee, The Amazing Kreskin, George Lois, Richard (“Mr. Debonair”) Dwyer, Dr. Ruth Heidrich, David Black, and Caroll Spinney reveal how they are having meaningful, dynamic lives at 80 and beyond.

From experts on aging to octogenarians themselves, "80 Things to do When You Turn 80" is full of motivating stories and good advice. Short and readable, the wide-ranging essays will appeal to anyone.  Upbeat, fun and super-engaging.

The perfect gift for anyone who is turning 80 or older.


Donald Hall • Pat Boone • Tab Hunter • Ruta Lee • Oliver Sacks, M.D. • The Amazing Kreskin • Caroll Spinney • George Lois • Ruth Heidrich • Richard Dwyer • Sally Abrahms • David Black • Stephen Johnston • Fred Weinberg • Florance Ladd • Dorian Mintzer • Ed Perkins • Alice Carter • Walter M. Bortz II, M.D. • Julie Kertesz • Morton Shaevitz • John O'Neil • Rev. Patricia Hoertdoerfer • Latron S. Brown • Jan Hively • William A. Sadler • Audrey S. Weiner • Andrew Carle • Desiree Holt • A. David Barnes, M.D. • Elaine M. Decker and more!

A special essay by neurologist and best-selling author Dr. Oliver Sacks is also included.

About the Author

Mark Evan Chimsky is the head of Mark Chimsky Editorial Services Unlimited, an editorial consulting business based in Portland, Maine. In his publishing career he has been editor-in-chief at Sellers Publishing, executive editor and editorial director of Harper San Francisco, and head of the paperback divisions at both Little, Brown and Macmillan. He has edited a number of best-selling books, including Johnny Cash's memoir, Cash, and he has worked with such notable authors as Arthur Hertzberg, Melody Beattie, Beryl Bender Birch, and Robert Coles. He conceived of the long-running series The Best American Erotica, compiled by Susie Bright, and he was the first editor to reissue the works of Dawn Powell. Mark's original anthologies include Congratulations, Graduate! and 65 Things to Do When You Retire, which the Wall Street Journal called"[one of] the year's best guides to later life." His editorial achievements have been noted in Vanity Fair, the Nation, and Publishers Weekly. Mark has also taught at New York University's Center for Publishing and was the director of the book section of their Summer Publishing Institute. He currently teaches at Emerson College in Boston. In addition, he is an award-winning poet whose poetry and essays have appeared in JAMA, Wild Violet, Three Rivers Poetry Journal, and Mississippi Review.

Over $350,000 in royalties from the sales of this milestone series have been generated and donated to charities dedicated to cancer research and prevention.

480 pages, paperback binding

Size: 5.5" x 8.5"