All of us hope to grow old gracefully. We all hold our own definition of 'graceful'. For Stanley Hirsch, age 85, graceful means rocketing down the side of a mountain on a pair of skis.
"Writing this book,” stated Hirsch, "and sharing these episodes with others has been quite meaningful. In the winter of one's life, remembering triumphs large and small brings the joys of the past into the present. It's an exercise we can all enjoy. One doesn't have to write a book, but it helps. It helps to remember."
Notable names from the world of skiing, vividly described in 'Memoirs Of A Geriatric Ski Bum' include Jean-Claude Killy, Alberto Tomba, Ingemar Stenmark and Pepi Gramshammer. History, adventure, joy and tragedy are intertwined in narratives concerning individuals such as Albert Einstein, Sonny Bono and Michael Kennedy.
The book, light-hearted and fascinating, includes confessions of life threatening mistakes mixed in with heart-pounding adventure. Included also are descriptions of the slopes and runs Hirsch has skied in more than 150 areas over 40 years. Above all, Hirsch's message is that growing old does not mean giving up. It is a message that will resonate with anyone who hopes to age gracefully.
Stanley Hirsch is available for media interviews and can be reached using the information below or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. 'Memoirs of a Geriatric Ski Bum' is available at Amazon, Barnes and Noble and at his website. More information is available at his website at http://www.geriatricski.com.
About Stanley Hirsch:
Stanley Hirsch, 85 years old, has been published in a variety of venues, in ski magazines and in the Encyclopedia of Bronzes, reflecting his family’s well established business enterprise. He composed lyrics of various and charming children’s songs, designed to educate as well as entertain. His writing skills were nurtured during his years as a prominent discussion leader with the Great Books Foundation. Hirsch has served as a ski consultant to travel agencies, ski clubs and various publications.
Once he discovered the joys of skiing at the age of 45, the die was cast. Eight years later, Hirsch sold his family’s business to the fourth generation in order to devote more time to his favorite sport. A resident of Long Island NY, where the only skiing is on water, he will drop everything at the suggestion of a snowflake.