"Acclaimed author and feisty nonagenarian Hotchner's witty
ruminations about the art of living well into old age...with brio
and a touch of his trademark sass, Hotchner writes about
rediscovering love after 75, finding joy in a scrappy African gray
parrot he named after his longtime friend, Ernest Hemingway, and
going on his very first safari at age 88." "- Kirkus Reviews
"When youngsters in their seventies and eighties, nervously
lurching toward the horizon of ninety, ask me, "What's the secret?"
That's what I tell them: "O.J. in the morning, gin and tonic at
"You don't have to be in your seventies or eighties to enjoy A. E.
Hotchner's elixir for aging happily, but after reading this
charming collection of essays, you may wish you were. Nonagenarian,
novelist, playwright, and biographer, Hotchner gives us heartfelt
and laugh-out-loud anecdotes that describe his unique reflections
on the aging process. His musings cover everything from the
outlandish commercials that target the older generation (Viagra,
Cialis, and Flomax) to suggestions on adapting the tennis game for
seniors (he suggests lowering the net by two inches and moving all
outer lines two feet inward) to the advantages of having a pet (his
pet parrot often tells guests to "kiss my ass").
He can equally capture the headier side of aging, which is
bittersweetly revealed in his piece about divorce. With his
disarming, eloquent voice and dry sense of humor, Hotch illuminates
life's wisdoms through his optimistic, witty, and romantic outlook,
all the while making you feel, well, not unhappy about growing
"O.J. in the Morning, G&T at Night "is a book of courageous
advice, humorous wisdom, and, above all, good strategies for how to
stay young at heart.
St Martin's Press
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