Body Language

Another Collection of Poems About Aging

Poetry - General
72 Pages
Reviewed on 06/08/2015
Buy on Amazon

This author participates in the Readers' Favorite Book Review Exchange Program, which is open to all authors and is completely free. Simply put, you agree to provide an honest review an author's book in exchange for the author doing the same for you. What sites your reviews are posted on (B&N, Amazon, etc.) and whether you send digital (eBook, PDF, Word, etc.) or hard copies of your books to each other for review is up to you. To begin, click the purple email icon to send this author a private email, and be sure to describe your book or include a link to your Readers' Favorite review page or Amazon page.

This author participates in the Readers' Favorite Book Donation Program, which was created to help nonprofit and charitable organizations (schools, libraries, convalescent homes, soldier donation programs, etc.) by providing them with free books and to help authors garner more exposure for their work. This author is willing to donate free copies of their book in exchange for reviews (if circumstances allow) and the knowledge that their book is being read and enjoyed. To begin, click the purple email icon to send this author a private email. Be sure to tell the author who you are, what organization you are with, how many books you need, how they will be used, and the number of reviews, if any, you would be able to provide.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Charity Tober for Readers' Favorite

Body Language: Another Collection of Poems About Aging by Janet Cameron Hoult is a humorous collection of poems about growing older. No part of the body is spared in this book as the author pokes good-natured fun at the ears, eyes, nose, teeth, colon, heart, shoulders, back, skin, knees and more. The poems have a light-hearted feel as the author reminds us to retain our sense of humor (no matter what age) and not take aging so seriously. Fact of life: people age. So we can either embrace our aging bodies with love and laughter or just become old and bitter. Examples of the poems include “If I shake or nod my head to a song. The inside of my head sounds like a gong. That resounds and echoes in my ears. Reverberating loudly so I fear that you can hear it outside my head. An incredible noise that I dread” (ears) and “My memory bank is useless. It’s completely broke. It always seems to fail me. With the punch line of a joke” (mind).

I thought Body Language: Another Collection of Poems About Aging was an interesting read. I do think that it will appeal to aging readers (those with experience in the issues the poems discuss) more than young or middle aged readers based on the subject matter. The author takes a tactful but humorous approach to aging and it is also a clean read (nothing explicit or vulgar here). The main thought that I got from the book was to approach aging with a sense of humor; everyone ages, might as well embrace it!