Osher presents humorist Richard Lederer: 'You’re only old once'

Richard Lederer: “There is only one way to age — with a smile."

EVENT INFO: Richard Lederer: “The Gift of Age”

  • Thursday, Aug. 21

  • 10 am to 12 noon

  • Osher Lifelong Learning Institute

  • Admission: free to members

Who’s the last word on the English language?

Two words: Richard Lederer.

The best-selling author of more than 40 books devoted to language, history and humor, Lederer will bring his “verbivore” insights, puns and funny bone to Osher Lifelong Learning Institute on Thursday, Aug. 21, at 10 am to 12 noon.

Lederer, who currently writes a weekly Saturday column ("Lederer on Language") for the UT San Diego, will offer his studied perspective on the life-long adventure of becoming what he terms “chronologically gifted.”

As he puts it: "There is only one way to age – with a smile. If you are able to laugh at yourself, you’ll never cease to be amused. After all, you’re only old once.”

An acclaimed public speaker and the original host of KPBS-FM’s syndicated show “A Way with Words,” Lederer has been honored as Toastmaster International’s Golden Gavel winner and International Punster of the Year.

His presentation is free to Osher Institute members.

The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute is a program within UC San Diego Extension. Current membership includes 700 retirees and semi-retirees over age 50 with a desire to continue their intellectual and social growth.

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