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Product Details

  • Paperback: 128 pages
  • Publisher: Touchstone (August 26, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1439102279
  • ISBN-13: 978-1439102275
  • Product Dimensions: 4.8 x 7.8 x 0.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 5.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,806,268 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Joe Quint is a blogger and the owner of a graphic design studio. He lives in New York City with his wife and their twins. This is his first book. He doesn't hate old people.

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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By AnitaV on August 26, 2008
Format: Paperback
Whether or not you've read Joe Quint's blog, this book will keep you laughing in a riotous and/or embarrassingly loud manner with every page. Quint's first book has a look at several surprising items and pop-culture phenomena younger than McCain, almost all of which have not previously appeared on his blog, and I have to say I even found the small bonus section on "Things Older than McCain" highly amusing (the War of 1812! etc.) - not since the stylings of Dave Barry has subtle (and not so subtle) political humor made me randomly bust out laughing.

The book is a fun little flip-through read which can be a witty, edgy substitute for a coffee-table standard, a fantastic conversation starter (do we truly want a president who is older than the invention of PENICILLIN? Penicillin, people. Really.) - and it'll have your friends envying your impeccable taste in humor. This is definitely gobs of fun for anyone and a great buy - loved it!!
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By John M. Ford TOP 1000 REVIEWER on December 27, 2008
Format: Paperback
My son, Steven, gave me this book for Christmas 2008 and it was one of my favorite gifts. It is a cleverly constructed and humorously annotated list of--Can you guess?--72 things that have been around less time than John McCain. My personal favorites are: Alaska, duct tape, Geritol and Social Security. I had a good time reading it and look forward to passing it around the office next week.

It's my own fault that I ruined it for myself by going back and reading the introduction. This cost me my good feeling about the book and the author--should he care--a couple of stars. You see, he seems to think he is taking on "...one of the real issues of the day...and not because I like young people more than I like old people, but because all experience isn't necessarily good experience and because it is important to be relevant, inspiring, exciting, engaging, and sharp." (p. vii). This intention is fine; it just doesn't match the rest of the book.

John McCain's age certainly was a real issue in the 2008 presidential campaign. But a book full of jokes is not engaging in a meaningful discussion of this issue or any other. During the 2004 campaign, I read Our Plan for America: Stronger at Home, Respected in the World by John Kerry and John Edwards. THAT was a discussion of the issues. And I was grateful that they wrote it, even though I disagreed with some of what they had to say. I am sorry to belabor this point, but we need to know the difference between humor and useful discussion, between Jay Leno's monologue--no matter how funny--and a Washington post editorial. I worry that the author does not. I fervently hope that his readers do.

Do buy this book.
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By WrongReagan on February 16, 2011
Format: Paperback
Though the campaign has been over for about 2 1/2-3 years, this book will surely elicit laughter among anyone who believes, first of all, that age was a issue in the campaign, and, second of all, from anyone younger and older than McCain. Though it is not incredibly deep, I highly recommend it!
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By D. Kennedy on August 20, 2014
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Funny book, for dems or republicans both!!
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