You're Only Old Once!

You're Only Old Once!

Book - 1986
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If laughter is the best medicine, then "You're Only Old Once! "is a delightful new defense against aging. Anyone who has ever submitted to a battery of medical tests will empathize with Dr. Seuss's Everyman as we follow him through his checkup with the experts at the Golden Years Clinic. From the initial Eyesight and Solvency Test through all the stops along Stethoscope Row to finally being "properly pilled" and "properly billed," Dr. Seuss lightens the aches and pains of growing old with his inimitable wit and wisdom. A perfect gift for anyone over 50!
Publisher: New York : Random House, c1986.
ISBN: 9780394553955
0394553950
9780394551906
0394551907
Branch Call Number: JE SEU
Characteristics: [45] p. : col. ill. ; 29 cm.

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Jane_Sm
Jul 08, 2016

An older book that's been recently reviewed, and coming into focus as generations of Dr. Seuss parents go geriatric. OPL should consider acquiring more than just one copy!
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mmcbeth29
Dec 12, 2014

I remember reading this book for the very first time in a doctor's office. It is a satire on the medical system. The older man in the story is dragged from one examination to another of every imaginable type. Then he is given a pile of pills for every ill and finally sent to fill out a stack of papers for billing.

This book is not written for children. It is written for adults who appreciate the humor of being dragged from one doctor to the next and having to wait, wait, wait in between. And in the end all those test really tell the character is that he is doing better than most.

The story is fun and funny and oh so true for those of us who have been dragged through the medical system. However, to truly appreciate this book, the adult must love children's books as well since it is written in picture book style. I happen to love picture books so I love this book. The text doesn't carry the same zing as many of Seuss' books, but it is a fun read nonetheless.

Jenny_Fry Oct 16, 2014

Dr. Seuss for adults! Awesome!

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Albertasaurus
Apr 25, 2012

As an "obsolete child", I loved it. I'm particularly taken with the "Pill Drill" - All obsolete children should read it - I bought it for my dad years ago!!

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1akamai
Oct 15, 2016

1akamai thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 70 and 70

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