No!  I Don't Want to Join A Book Club

No! I Don't Want to Join A Book Club

Diary of A Sixtieth Year

Book - 2007
Average Rating:
Rate this:
A delightful novel about letting go of youth and embracing the sassy curmudgeon withinDon’t harass her about parasailing or taking Italian language courses. Forget about suggesting she join a gym. Marie Sharp may be a little creaky in the bones as she heads toward the big 6-0, but she’s fine with it. She would rather do without all the moving-to-Florida-bicycling-across- Mongolia-for-the-hell-of-it hoopla that her friends insist upon. She’s already led an exciting life: She came of age in the 1960s, after all. Now, with both a new grandchild and a new man on the horizon, all she wants to do is make the most of what she considers the most interesting stage of her life. In this wonderfully astute novel based on the author’s own experiences, No! I Don’t Want to Join a Book Clubis the funny—and often poignant—fictionalized diary of an older woman . . . a decade or two past her prime and content to leave it all behind her. So don’t tell her to take a gourmet cooking class, and whatever you do, don’t you dare tell her to join a book club. Fresh and truly unique, moving gracefully on in years has never been more hilarious than in this forthright grandma’s take on the “third phase” of life.
Publisher: New York : Viking, 2007
Edition: 1st American ed
ISBN: 9780670038183
Branch Call Number: F IRO


From the critics

Community Activity


Add a Comment
Sep 21, 2019

This was a sad example of how a 60 year old thinks. It also centers around being a grandmother...not all of us wait patiently for that assignment in life. I didn't find it funny at all and ended up skipping most of it to the end. Which was a predictable "happy ever after ending involving a man. I wouldn't recommend it to any of my friends.

jaelle Apr 01, 2012

A delightful read, especially for ladies of a certain age.

Sep 11, 2011

Wonderful entertaining read! Made me laugh and cry and I had trouble putting it down so just had to keep reading it!


Add Age Suitability

There are no ages for this title yet.


Add a Summary

There are no summaries for this title yet.


Add Notices

There are no notices for this title yet.


Add a Quote

There are no quotes for this title yet.

Explore Further

Browse by Call Number


Subject Headings

PPL owns a similar edition of this title.

View originally-listed edition

Report edition-matching error

To Top