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Tales of Graceful Aging

We'll talk with Nicole Hollander in the second hour today. You might know her from the Sylvia comic strip, or her comedy shows. This time, she's talking about her new book, Tales of Graceful Aging from the Planet Denial. A book that has her doing media interviews all over the country. And she was nice enough to do a little guest blogging for us:

What's surprising to me about being on a book tour, since I've never been on one before, is that my cartoon strip Syliva is easier to do. My sciatic nerve is acting up, my house is a mess, I'm stressed and yet ideas for my cartoon strip come pouring out. I just have to stop and write them down. Is stress a cure for writer's block?
Maybe I should subject myself to more stress, like showing up at an airport during a snow storm, carrying a large bottle of contact lens fluid and a swiss army knife in my carry on luggage. Or watch a marathon of CSI Miami, CSI New York, Law & Order, and Cold Case and Criminal Minds while drinking huge amounts of coffee and chocolate doughnuts. Surely something would give?
-Nicole Hollander

What are your stories of graceful... or not so graceful... aging? If 60 is the new 40, when do we get to be old and just relax?

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