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Didn't My Skin Used to Fit? Kindle Edition

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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.

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  • File Size: 1763 KB
  • Print Length: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Bethany House (June 1, 2000)
  • Publication Date: June 1, 2000
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B002R0DTLI
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,014,543 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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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 www.BlueGateMusicals.com

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 www.bethlehemorbust.com

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 the just released, THE WHOLE WORLD IS CHANGING AND I'M TOO HOT TO CARE). Available through Amazon.

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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Mystery Lover on August 28, 2002
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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 By T. Suzanne Eller on September 19, 2003
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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 By Joyce Jordan on May 23, 2002
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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 By Linda Hoopes on July 31, 2000
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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 By Dayle Shockley, author, columnist, writing instructor on March 9, 2001
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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 By Deb Haggerty on July 23, 2001
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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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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Alice Tallent on 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 By Roxanne Yannul on 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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