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Didn't My Skin Used to Fit? [Kindle Edition]

Martha Bolton
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Book Description

A lively, entertaining book about middle-age that will prove that laughter and longevity go hand-in-hand.

Editorial Reviews


A laugh-out-loud look at life past the forty mark. -- Mark Lowry, Comedian, singer and songwriter

About the Author

MARTHA BOLTON is a full-time comedy writer and the author of thirty books. She has been a staff writer for Bob Hope for fifteen years along with writing for Bob Gaither, Ann Jillian, Phyllis Diller, and many others. She has received two Angel Awards and an Emmy Nomination.

Product Details

  • File Size: 1763 KB
  • Print Length: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Bethany House (June 1, 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B002R0DTLI
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Not Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #888,601 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars One of the funniest books August 28, 2002
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
I'm just about finished reading DIDN'T MY SKIN USED TO FIT. This is one of the funniest books I've read on the subject of life after 40 to date.
It is easy to see why Martha Bolton is a writer for comedians. Her humor is wonderful and really makes being over 40 sound hilarious. Her writing is right on the mark and makes those of us who fit into this category feel like we're not alone. My favorite chapter is about HMO's and the waffle iron being used for a mammogram!
There are many books written about the subject but I encourage anyone who is looking for a fun read aabout life after 40 to read this book. For me, I couldn't put it down.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I'm over 40 and love it! September 19, 2003
I loved reading this book. Martha Bolton takes an inside look at the joys and reality of being over 40. I personally love being over 40. I'm thankful I found a friend to laugh with over the mishaps and adventures of this second season of my life. Want to cheer your over-40 friend up? This is the book to place in their hands!
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Life After 40 has New Meaning Now!! hahaha May 23, 2002
What a great outlook on Life. I Love this book and can not quit laughing about it. Giving a copy to my Mother.[dont know why, I already read and told her 1/2 of it already!] I did laugh out loud while waiting on my van tires to be put on. I am sure the YOUNG GUY doing the work on it thought...that OLD lady must be reading a dirty magizine. I am not what you call a "BOOK WORM", this is the 1st book I could NOT put down. May turn into a book worm if all the aurthors books are filled with this much humor!! P.S. Not giving up my copy because as my memory fades, I may need to re-read!! Just kidding!!{I hope}...
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Laugh Your Way Through the Shock of Turning 40! July 31, 2000
Martha Bolton's writings have always brought a chuckle from deep within my being. When fighting the duldrums, I've picked up a couple of stories that were posted on Focus on the Family by Martha Bolton and my spirits are lifted in no time. Bolton's willingness to get the reader laughing by poking fun at her own experiences is masterful.
This book is a wonderful gift to give to that friend who is about to "roll over the hill." You can help them "roll over the hill" by getting them to roll over in laughter. It doesn't matter what decade one is passing into, 40, 50, 60, the stories are timeless and ageless. We will all read ourselves into the situation that she is writing about. The descriptions she uses are hillarious. Chapter 7, "Changing With the Times," deals with the change of life-menopause--and anyone who has or is experiencing the change of life will thoroughly enjoy this one. You may even be able to laugh yourself right through that hot flash!
Bolton's chapter, "Yo Quiero No Discount," is a story about the time she was given a senior discount at a fast food restaurant at a young age of just over 40. She imagines revenge by paper-cutting the server "to a pulp with my birth certificate!" That is just one example of the humor you will encounter in this book.
If you don't have a friend to give the book to, at least get it for yourself whether you are 30, 40, 50 or older! The humor will be appreciated by anyone at any age.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Typical Bolton March 9, 2001
In her usual fashion, Martha Bolton has once again done what she does best--she leaves you laughing and wanting more. A must-read for women over 40.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Funny! January 17, 2013
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This is a great book if you are looking for some laughs and trying to get away from all the serious stuff in your life for just a little while.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Laugh Lines November 20, 2012
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This one is great for grins and giggles, but it is also thought-provoking at times. I like the division into short chapters. Great for busy, on-the-go ladies!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Oh, sure - now I have deeper laugh lines, too! July 23, 2001
Martha Bolton had me chuckling over every page and downright laughing out loud several times throughout her book. Over 40s and those who wonder what it's gonna be like will enjoy reading this from cover to cover! I swear she's lived in MY skin - maybe that's why it doesn't fit anymore! Buy it - give as Over the Hill Birthday presents!!!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars fun reading
This book is great for those of an empty nest age. Entertaining reading- hits aging with a sense of humor.
Published 3 months ago by MBH
2.0 out of 5 stars At first it seemed funny..
At first it seemed funny ... then at 57 (my age) the jokes just got "old" and silly. Read about 4 chapters and then deleted it from my Kindle.
Published 4 months ago by chicochick57
4.0 out of 5 stars Making the best growing old.
I really enjoyed reading this book. Martha Bolton made a parody of the things that change as we turn 40. Hair falling out, eye sight not as clear, hearing not as sharp, ect. Read more
Published 5 months ago by Jan Riggins
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book!
This book helped me look at the aging process in a different way - since I can't beat it, join it. It gave me a few good laughs too.
Published 6 months ago by Inacitee
2.0 out of 5 stars Two Stars
I foudn this book very boring and not at all funny.
Published 6 months ago by Cynthia Herrmann
3.0 out of 5 stars Good Start
This book started out funny and slowed down. Some chapters seemed just tossed in there to make it longer. I almost gave up on it, but persevered...could have spent my time better.
Published 7 months ago by JJreader
4.0 out of 5 stars love it
I love the book. It was so witty and funny but yet so real
I recommend this book to everyone
Published 8 months ago by gia
4.0 out of 5 stars How silly and wonderful
Sometimes you need to not take everything to seriously, and this is a light and funny way to relax. This was my go to reading while waiting anywhere I went
Published 8 months ago by Ana C
5.0 out of 5 stars Lol,Lol,Lol!!!
This book is so funny! From the very first sentence,to the end, I couldn't stop laughing. Getting old is not easy, however this book makes it hurt less. Read more
Published 8 months ago by candygirl
4.0 out of 5 stars A humorous look at ageing.
Enjoyed reading this book, had lots of laughs. Would recommend this for any woman who is ageing and pre menopausal, gives you a humorous look at this time in your life, helps you... Read more
Published 8 months ago by Jewel Fowler
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More About the Author

After writing her first "book" at age 9 (titled, NO FUN BEING YOUNG, about being the youngest in her family), Martha grew up to become the author of 88 books, including her newest, JOSIAH FOR PRESIDENT. She was a staff writer for Bob Hope for fifteen years, and received an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Achievement in Music and Lyrics. She has also written for dozens of comedians and entertainers, including Phyllis Diller, Wayne Newton, Chonda Pierce, and Mark Lowry.

The winner of four Angel Awards, Martha also wrote the scripts for the stage production of JOSIAH FOR PRESIDENT, the Musical; THE CONFESSION Musical; and HALF-STITCHED, the Musical (music by Wally Nason, produced by Dan Posthuma and Mel Riegsecker). These musicals are currently playing at the Blue Gate Theater in Shipshewana, Indiana, the Bird in Hand Family Restaurant and Theater in Bird in Hand, Pennsylvania, and the Carlisle Inn, in Sugar Creek, Ohio. For tickets, performance dates and times, and additional information, go to

BETHLEHEM OR BUST is a fun and message-driven Christmas musical for children which Martha co-wrote with Andy Cundiff, Darrell Bledsoe, and Ted Wilson. For additional information on this musical, visit

Martha also wrote the book, JESSE and the SUPER SENSORIFIC SEASHORE, A Day in the Life of a Boy with Autism, which was recently named Book of the Year by Creative Child Magazine. Her children's musical, A LAMB'S TALE, written with Dennis Allen, also received a Dove award nomination.

Martha sees the humor in life, and especially in being a baby boomer, as evident in her popular book series for middle-agers (DIDN'T MY SKIN USED TO FIT?, COOKING WITH HOT FLASHES, and soon to be released, THE WHOLE WORLD IS CHANGING AND I'M TOO HOT TO CARE).


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