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  • SubGenre:Eldercare
  • Language:English
  • Pages:107
  • eBook ISBN:9781483521930

Happy Hour with My Dad

A Journey into the Cocktail Hour of Life

by Jan King

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Happy Hour with My Dad is the story of bestselling author Jan King’s 94-year-old dad’s transition from living independently in Florida to an assisted living facility in Northern Virginia. As a Baby Boomer with a front row seat, Jan tells you that this journey isn’t The Rocky Horror Picture Show but it’s not exactly On Golden Pond, either. As Jan relates this poignant memoir in her characteristic humorous style, she also offers insights and practical suggestions about coping with the issues of the elderly in her Heads Up sections.
Happy Hour with My Dad, written by bestselling humor author Jan King, is the poignant memoir of her 94-year-old Dad’s transition from living independently in Florida to an assisted living facility in Virginia. The story is full of Jan’s signature humor as she tells you that as a Baby Boomer with a front row seat, she has observed that the final drama of life isn’t necessarily The Rocky Horror Picture Show but it isn’t On Golden Pond, either. We can either laugh or cry at many of the heart wrenching moments we’ll watch our parents going through, and often times we do both simultaneously. Jan guides you through the inevitable journey we’ll all be embarking on with a good dose of wit and wisdom. This is an extremely honest but uplifting story that’s a must read for not only those of us experiencing this situation in our lives, but our children as well.
About the author
Jan received her Bachelor of Arts from University of Connecticut and her Master’s Degree in Biology from the University of Pennsylvania. She subsequently taught biology at South Philadelphia High School during the 70's which ultimately led to her writing her first humor book. In 1990, Jan's first humorous book for women, Hormones from Hell, was published and sold 1.2 million copies. It has been translated into 8 languages. Since then, Jan has had 26 humor books published and has appeared on numerous national TV talk shows including Joan Rivers, Montel Williams, Ricki Lake, Phil Donohue, Terry Bradshaw, Cybill Shepherd, Geraldo and The Today Show. Jan is on the roster of the speakers bureaus of Harry Walker in New York and Leading Authorities in Washington, D.C. She has spoken at hospitals, corporate venues, and women's groups all over the US. A member of the National Press Club in Washington D.C., Jan is the recording secretary and Co-Vice Chairman for the Book & Author Committee and contributes to their publications, The Wire and The Record. She also occasionally contributes humor articles to Viva Tysons Magazine. Jan has recently written her first chick-lit novel, Chinese Laundry: It All Comes Out in the Wash which is available as a Kindle eBook. Jan also writes an online blog at www.jankingauthor.com. Jan lives in McLean, VA and has two sons and four grandchildren.