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Getting Old Sucks Paperback – May, 1997


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Product Details

  • Paperback
  • Publisher: CCC Publications (May 1997)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1576440486
  • ISBN-13: 978-1576440483
  • Product Dimensions: 8.6 x 5.4 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 7.2 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,091,192 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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22 of 23 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on August 20, 1998
Format: Paperback
This is the second Ed Strnad book I've read (the first was the "Optimists/Pessimists Guide to the Millenium") and once again, this author has hit the mark. I would guess Ed is a baby-boomer peering over the age abyss and not liking what he's seeing. But he has such a funny way of encapsulating that stomach-churning feeling all of us boomers are feeling that I swear he's tapping our phones. I don't usually laugh out loud when I read a book, but this one had me guffawing on the bus -- and disturbing my fellow passengers. How could they know I was laughing at getting old!
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18 of 19 people found the following review helpful By Grace Zerbo on February 4, 2002
Format: Paperback
I think Ed Stnad has his finger on the pulse of us aging baby boomers. I laughed till I cried. The print was nice and large, made me feel young enough to read without glasses. Then I passed it around a nursing home and the residents there roared till they wet their pants. Plain and simple "Getting Old Sucks"
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9 of 11 people found the following review helpful By tobias mifflemarb on August 26, 2001
Format: Paperback
I just bought a used copy of this book and I'm sure glad I did! Not only did I save a few bucks, but it's funny, too! So, listen, is this what it's really like to get old? It's scary. I may have to pull a Kurt Cobain. ha ha ha Anyway, Ed, if you're out there, good work. I'm going to spread the word.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Marcy Gamber on May 30, 2006
Format: Paperback
As one who is now on the other side of the hill, I can safely say that getting old does indeed suck. But, as Ed Strnad points out, it sure does beat the alternative!

This book reads like the movie script of my life, and had me crying tears of laughter. If you know anyone who is aging gracefully (or fighting it), this book would make a wonderful gift. We may as well laugh at the pitfalls of geriatric living, because there isn't a darn thing we can do about it. So read the book, and give yourself something to laugh about.
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By William K. McDonald on December 20, 2013
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The book sucks. Really has nothing to do with getting old. Don't see how this book ever made it to the book shelves.
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More About the Author

Born in The City That Never Sleeps in the exact middle of the 20th Century. Had a watch that always ran 3 hours slow, so moved to LA. Authored a slew (slew=10)of silly little humor books. Live with my family in the cultural center of LA--the beach. Plus a million minor details.

I'm from a small town, College Point, New York. If you ever have only a year to live, go there, 'cause man, every day's like a frickin' eternity!
I wanted to be a juggler when I grew up, but my family never owned 3 of anything. As a kid I was made to walk the plank. We couldn't afford a dog. When I told everyone I wanted to be a humor writer, they all laughed. Well, they're not laughing now!!

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