The Resource Let's be less stupid : an attempt to maintain my mental faculties, Patricia Marx

Let's be less stupid : an attempt to maintain my mental faculties, Patricia Marx

Label
Let's be less stupid : an attempt to maintain my mental faculties
Title
Let's be less stupid
Title remainder
an attempt to maintain my mental faculties
Statement of responsibility
Patricia Marx
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
" "I believe Freud got it wrong when he said that the two basic drives that motivate our thoughts and behavior are 1) sex and 2) death, which he sometimes called aggression, go figure. So what runs the show, then? Fear of embarrassment prevails until the age of thirty, followed by the desire to lose weight, and finally, the need to sit down." In LETS BE LESS STUPID, longtime New Yorker staffer and former SNL writer, Patty Marx, employs the weapon she wields best--razor-sharp humor--to tackle what is perhaps the most difficult facet of aging-the decline of the mind. From losing her keys to forgetting her sister-in-law's name, Marx has done it all, and somehow prevailed with friendships in tact. Unrelentingly funny and unexpectedly candid, LET'S BE LESS STUPID speaks to women and men of a certain age, but it will make you laugh at any age. Filled with anecdotes about trying to learn Cherokee, zapping her brain with electricity, taking pills that make her pay attention, and listening to hours of Mozart--all in the service of keeping her mental faculties intact--this is an utterly fresh and original take from one of the smartest comedic writers today. The first woman to be elected to the Harvard Lampoon, Marx is her generation's Nora Ephron. "--
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Marx, Patricia
Dewey number
818/.5402
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PN6231.A43
LC item number
M32 2015
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Aging
  • Middle age
Label
Let's be less stupid : an attempt to maintain my mental faculties, Patricia Marx
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue -- Welcome to my brain -- If I knew now what I knew then -- I get me smarter soon -- Head shots; or, Lights, camera, magnets -- My IQ, part 1; or, How smart I was not; or, In search of remembrance now; or, The collected stories of Anton Chekhov -- My brain goes to gym class (but at least it doesn't have to play dodgeball) -- Paul-vaulting my way to intellectual heights. I mean stepping on a kitchen chair to reach the low-fat mayonnaise -- Om, um, oy -- Let's learn Cherokee! -- Shock it to me, baby -- Name that tune; or, This shouldn't even count as a chapter if you ask me -- Faster, bigger, more smarter? The reckoning
Control code
ocn905700032
Dimensions
20 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xvii, 188 pages
Isbn
9781455554959
Lccn
2015010743
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)905700032
Label
Let's be less stupid : an attempt to maintain my mental faculties, Patricia Marx
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue -- Welcome to my brain -- If I knew now what I knew then -- I get me smarter soon -- Head shots; or, Lights, camera, magnets -- My IQ, part 1; or, How smart I was not; or, In search of remembrance now; or, The collected stories of Anton Chekhov -- My brain goes to gym class (but at least it doesn't have to play dodgeball) -- Paul-vaulting my way to intellectual heights. I mean stepping on a kitchen chair to reach the low-fat mayonnaise -- Om, um, oy -- Let's learn Cherokee! -- Shock it to me, baby -- Name that tune; or, This shouldn't even count as a chapter if you ask me -- Faster, bigger, more smarter? The reckoning
Control code
ocn905700032
Dimensions
20 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xvii, 188 pages
Isbn
9781455554959
Lccn
2015010743
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)905700032

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