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Oct 13, 2020
Someone recommended this book to me and I am so glad they did. What a fun look at this man's life. What a sad look at his life. What an interesting look at his life. As I am 78, I see my future if it is not already here.
Mar 18, 2020
You'll laugh and cry when you read about the hijinks of the Old But Not Dead Club, a group of older adults who refuse to pass their twilight years doing nothing but instead doing something. Fans of A Man Called Ove, try this.
Feb 3, 2020
Excellent, absolutely excellent!
Jan 24, 2020
Dec 14, 2019
83 Year old Hendrik Groen has decided to live the last years of his life to its fullest- so he and his friend form the Not Dead Yet Club.
Sep 24, 2019
I found this book rang very true about the dreary lives of many in seniors' facilities. Fortunately Hendrik and his gang decide to tackle this problem for themselves. An interesting read.
Sep 3, 2019
It's a clever conceit that examines very real implications of aging, death and how do you best manage both. Hendrik is a delight.
Jul 25, 2019
May 5, 2019
I really enjoy these old-people-as-protagonists books, and this one is no exception. Funny and sort of heart-breaking, totally recommend.
Oct 9, 2018
Apr 26, 2018
Apr 6, 2018
"Reading" this book on library audio narrated by Derek Jacobi. It's a jolly rousing performance. A great companion for this aging patron.
Feb 5, 2018
It made me laugh and feel sad at the same time. I hope I have Hendrik's gumption when I get to his age and better yet have a group of friends like his!
Oct 18, 2017
Lots of laughs, but incredibly believable at the same time, and more truth than we might want to admit about the difficulties associated with getting older.
Sep 20, 2017
Perhaps I've read too many books with a similar concept recently, but I felt this was a bit too drawn out and lacked the heart that made other books special. The theme was done better elsewhere.
Mar 28, 2017
Really enjoyed this book, so many insightful and thought provoking details about daily life for the 80plus in a rest home. Loved the setting in Amsterdam North too.
Feb 28, 2017