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The last wave of the silver tsunami has hit, and in the wake, the most free spirited generation in history is now bound to a nursing home. The narrative of Conversations with Baby Boomers in Nursing Homes follows memorable characters like: the Dark Shrewgar, Premrat Watanabe, the Blue Rinsed Ladies, Larry the Curmudgeon, and of course, Zombies on Level Three. This geriatric comedy novel redefines a generation that will never grow old, again. With cover-to-cover laughs, and chapters that demand re-reading, you will be quoting characters for years, and finding more humor in the everlasting quirks of those Baby Boomers around you. When Jenny, an assistant restaurant manager at the local diner, witnesses Baby Boomers flocking to other new chain restaurants in town, her career becomes in jeopardy. Worse off, her father, Giovanni (Gio) has early onset dementia. One day, while going for a walk, he suddenly forgets where he lives, and ventures into the wrong townhome. His antics send a shock-wave through the townhome community, as he finds himself being questioned by the police with pants down, and no memory of what happened. Jenny accepts a new culinary position with promising pay at the local nursing home, the Umbrella Tree Retirement Community. She has Gio admitted to the same facility, because Jenny can no longer keep up with his condition. Then, as Gio is settling in, he meets an old friend from work, Buddy, who introduces him to more residents and new experiences. Gio talks to other residents and befriends a few, but not all hallways are friendly. He has ongoing confrontations with the terrifying Dark Shrewgar: a chain smoking, black muumuu wearing, tinted sunglasses sporting, heavy breathing woman, who lights her cigarettes with her oxygen supply. Gio also visits an inspirational speaker, Premrat Watanabe, who only makes sense to those that want to believe, but not to others. An honorable mention belongs to Clover, a true hippie who never left the nineteen sixties, and likes to eat special cookies while talking to Mr. Toadypus. These are just a few of the strange and quirky residents that Gio and Jenny encounter at the Umbrella Tree Retirement Community. At the end, a gathering combines the most memorable characters in the nursing home into one giant, collective frenzy. Will Gio escape the persistent Dark Shrewgar’s advances towards him? Will Gio find humor in life itself because of the residents, and not in spite of them? Can Jenny keep her job at the Umbrella Tree Retirement Community without going completely bonkers? Will Jenny ever catch a break? Read to find out! Chrismarie Todmore, with her Master’s Degree in Baby Boomer Psychology from the University of Mom and Dad, sends you on an exciting, wacky trip to the nursing home you will never forget. Assisted living meets its match with the Baby Boomer standard, “This is how you should do it, but I’m not going to do it that way!” Whether you are a Baby Boomer, Millennial, or anything in between, Conversations with Baby Boomers in Nursing Homes will remind you to laugh in the present.
bound: 263 pages
publisher: Independently published (March 11, 2017)
isbn: 152081450X, 978-1520814506,
weight: 1.1 pounds (