Crumbs From a Spinning World by Crysse Morrison
This book is about being human and resilient and transgressive, and how you don't need to have a personality lobotomy when you pass 60. I think it is the book GB Shaw had in mind when he wrote "Life does not stop being funny when people die any more than it stops being serious when people laugh."
Crysse Morrison has written in various genres: her fiction has been published and broadcast and her stage plays produced but she maintains a perverse determination to write poetry and performs at various venues in the southwest, occasionally winning local slams. A self-styled crone, she makes it her mission to give voice and visibility to the elderly, regarding dressing with inappropriate zest as a political act. Crysse intends to continue to bemuse and amuse audiences mostly much younger than herself for as long as she remembers her words.
"Crysse Morrison is an artist in words. She uses a painter's palette of colour in her work which fizzes into brilliant and subtle performance."- James Nash
"Crysse Morrison is sharper than a serpent's tooth and a hell of a lot funnier." - Luke Wright