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What You Don't Know About Turning 40 Paperback – February 1, 2006


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 128 pages
  • Publisher: Meadowbrook (February 1, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 068404000X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0684040004
  • Product Dimensions: 4.5 x 6.3 x 0.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #6,978 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

About the Author

Bill Dodds is a journalist and author of three over-the-hill humor titles: How to Survive Your 40th Birthday, What You Don't Know About Retirement, and Are You Over the Hill? He lives in Mountlake Terrace, WA.

More About the Author

Bill Dodds has been writing since the age of six when . . .

No, wait. That was printing. And he got Ds in that.

He started writing in . . .

No, wait. That was cursive. And, again, his grades were not stellar.

Ah, but creative writing . . . ! After his blockbuster first novel, "The Christmas Ball" (written in the first or second grade), he . . .

Well, what he did was write only for school assignments and never read ten books from the library for the summer reading program. Ever. No certificate for him.

After he was sent to prison . . .

No, wait.

After he went to boarding school at the tender age of fourteen he started to read more (pre-Internet days and only one non-cable TV set in the entire building) and started to write more.

No, wait.

He had some great teachers in grade school and high school and college who helped him learn how to write, how to write better, and how to write professionally.

He has cranked out a lot of books, like making so many pounds of sausages.

No, wait.

He is a prolific writer.

Ooh. That sounds good.

Stop here, Bill.

Stop, stop, stop.

No wait.

Buy some of his books.

Good.

Now stop.

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By S. L. Case on June 2, 2014
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I guess I didn't read the description well enough--I bought this for my son, who is turning 40. However, when it arrived, it became obvious that it is for an audience of women. Too bad for me, but I'm sure someone will enjoy it.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By MikeY on November 8, 2012
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Some good jokes, some pretty lame but it makes a better gift than a lame card. Funny to review with a group of 40 years (especially when they all have to take out their glasses to read it)
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By KM on October 11, 2011
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The book's content is fine. Just didn't expect it to be so tiny. Either there was no size listed or I failed to see it when I ordered. Not a major problem:)
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We all had a good time with this book on my daughters 40th birthday. From 66-9 got a kick out of it!
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By gina votis on December 27, 2013
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this was also bought for my brother for his 40th birthday party. its actually funny to read &i'm sure he'll enjoy it.
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By Karen Poulson on October 19, 2013
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I read through this first and it was so true! It is a perfect gift for that new 40 yr old!
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By angie on July 18, 2013
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Very cute little book. Great to laugh with your friends with! Its jokes are funny and so true. I would buy again.
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Enjoyed giving this as a fun gift for turning 40. I was happy with the purchase and the recipient enjoyed the book.
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