"Boomers, Zoomers, and Other Oomers" is a humorous and upbeat look at aging from a baby boomer's perspective. This unforgettable book is filled with entertaining observations and musings on issues such as health decline, technology overwhelm, retirement, longevity, death, and other fun matters. This book will be of interest to not only boomers, but also to millennials, Gen Xers, and anybody else who has experienced the universal struggles of aging.
Boomers are the epicenter of our generations. They've experienced everything from the milkman delivering bottles, to the first moon landing, to the very important invention of the sticky Post-it Note. Boomers baffle the younger generations, which don't even know what a milkman is. Throughout the book, the author expresses unique musings and stories like,
-visiting Costco for shampoo and coming out with hearing aids;
-trying to get a teller to break a $100 bill at a bank without cash or tellers;
-longevity secrets: the list includes whisky, herring, and castration;
-how our visiting an Apple store triggers a "boomer alert";
-retirement's greatest joy? a hole in one: just loafing;
-whether Hippocrates conducted prostate examinations;
-where to live: the elephant in the condo;
-and much more
Marcel Strigberger is buoyant throughout this masterful work of humor. He concludes that as we age, our ability to run marathons decreases. However, he also points out that while we are on the stage, we can still give a dynamite performance thanks to years of accumulated wisdom and experience.