Our Autumn Years Not Golden But Interesting
Cartoons From the Front Lines of the Battle Against Aging
The elderly are often seen as physical and mental “basket cases” –– pathetic and ridiculous. They face a medical profession that lacks patience, young people who lack tolerance and families who patronize them.
Not funny, right? But what if the elderly “do not go gentle into that good night” and instead come out swinging? That’s what the feisty elderly people do in the droll new book of cartoons and aphorisms,
Drawing on his medical background and the skills of top cartoonists, Dr. Hartz shows the elderly have the same variation, complexity and novelty as everyone else –– except in larger doses. Anyone with interest in aging should enjoy this insightful, spirited and compassionate humor book.
Winners and Losers
Heretical Cartoons about the American Religion of Winning
Love And Marriage
Cartoons About Imperfect People Managing Their Most Important Relationship
This book shows the poignant and hilarious struggles to make love and marriage work despite genetic drives and culture that are poorly designed for intimate relationships. What brings us together in a romantic relationship is sexual attractiveness. The traits needed for the relationship to survive —respect, commitment, empathy and tolerance — are given low priority for choosing partners.
Our lack of ability to get past the exteriors of the person we are dating continues after marriage. For example, in one cartoon, a man who finds the athletic ability of basketball players inspirational sees nothing special about his wife heroically juggling children, home and bills. On the other hand, there is a a woman in a happy marriage who says: “His tolerances perfectly match my deficiencies.”