The First Little Bastard to Call Me Gramps

The First Little Bastard to Call Me Gramps

Poems of the Late Middle Ages

Book - 2015
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Bill Richardson, winner of the Stephen Leacock medal for humour and former CBC Radio personality, delivers a "fresh and frisky" poetic take on transitioning into life as a retiree and living through the golden years.

In their frank and witty delivery, Richardson's illustrated retirement rhymes for the hoary-headed do not just playfully reveal the inevitable weakening that afflicts the mind and body as the years wear on, they also cast light on the ageless, exuberant spirit that too often remains hidden inside. From retirement homes, cruises, and grandchildren to liver spots, memory problems, and geriatric sex, Richardson's candid reflections on the trials, tribulations, and humiliations of growing old are funny, sharp, and irreverent.

Illustrated by award-winning artist Roxanna Bikadoroff, The First Little Bastard to Call Me Gramps is an essential companion to the graces, and disgraces, of ageing.

Publisher: Toronto :, Anansi,, 2015
ISBN: 9781487000547
Branch Call Number: 819.154 RIC
Characteristics: 114 pages : illustrations ; 19 cm
Additional Contributors: Bickadoroff, Roxanna - Illustrator


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Apr 22, 2016

Although some were somewhat humourous, not that funny.
You can tell it is written by a man, a number of references to sex, or lack thereof.
At this age for many women, who cares!

Feb 11, 2016

I found the poems moderately entertaining. I feel that this book would appeal to a narrow age range (60-70 years). I'm 56.

Jan 26, 2016

The first little mumser who called me “old timer”
Was dumbser than a post could be.
He wanted MY help to read type on a package
Cuz small print he just couldn’t see.

Bill has inspired us beleaguered wheezers
To speak up for all geezers’ rights.
Thanks Bill, your writing’s as funny as ever,
From dim bulbs we needn’t take (s)lights.

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