Jackie Kennedy, Marge Simpson & Longevity: What I Learned from Magazines This Week

What I learned from magazines this week

Roz Warren, Jackie Kennedy, Marge Simpson & Longevity: What I Learned from Magazines This Week

The title of the overdue book returned to a public library in San Francisco 100 years after it had been checked out? Forty Minutes Late.
(Readers Digest, 04/17)

In 1999, Kathy McKeon, Jackie Kennedy’s former assistant, went to a Halloween party dressed in a Marge Simpson costume she’d made from one of the former first lady’s hand-me-down nightgowns and won the prize for Best Costume.
(People, 05/08/17)

People with higher incomes live longer.
(Time, 4/25/16)

Chris Rock has no trust in mankind.
(Rolling Stone, 05/17)

Elizabeth Warren gets a kick out of people showing her their NEVERTHELESS, SHE PERSISTED tattoos.
(Time, 06/05/17)

If you’re born in the fall (September, October or November) you have a better chance of living an extra-long life.
(Reader’s Digest, 05/17)

The chair that J.K. Rowling sat in while writing Harry Potter is worth $394,000.
(Time, 4/25/16)

A study found that when choir members sang in unison, their heart rates slowed down and eventually synchronized.
(Reader’s Digest, 05/17)

The Museum of Sex has a bicycle-powered dildo in its collection.
(The New Yorker, 05/29/17)

Debra Winger’s advice for dealing with aging? “Own fewer mirrors.”
(People, 6/29/17)

(Roz Warren is the author of Just Another Day at Your Local Public Library: An Insider’s Tales of Library Life.)

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Roz Warren Roz is the author of Our Bodies, Our Shelves: A Collection Of Library Humor. She writes for The New York Times and The Funny Times. Her work also appears in Good Housekeeping, The Christian Science Monitor, The Philadelphia Inquirer and the Humor Times. Connect with her on Facebook, follow her on Twitter or visit her website.
  • Diane Tolley

    Priceless. As always! :)

  • Alana Mautone

    Some of these are classics! But, I have to add this, for whatever it’s worth. My husband has an aunt who is 105, and was born in January. So, there is hope for us not born in the fall.