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You Know You're Fifty When Paperback – May 4, 1998
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Over the next 15 years, 45 million baby boomers will celebrate their 50th birthdays. With Smith as their guide, the Boomers will know exactly what lies ahead. Not only does turning 50 mean you survived your 40s, but you get to join the AARP, answer your front door in bedroom slippers, and spend your kid's inheritance on liposuction. You also know you're 50 when...
Your main form of aerobic exercise is getting up to change the channelAn obscene phone call makes you chuckleYou think a mosh pit is something found at the center of an exotic fruitYou wonder who'll die first--you or your moneyYou wish the "ol' ticker" had a quartz movement"Performance anxiety" refers to your golf game
With 200 of these cleverly illustrated clues and quips as well as comparison charts, entertaining graphs, and hilarious lists, "You Know You're 50 When... will be the must-have, must-give birthday present for every soon-to-be-50 American.
About the Author
Debra Solomon is an illustrator and animator whose short films have won awards at film festivals around the world. She created the animated Lizzie McGuire character for the hit Disney show. She also wrote the award-winning kids' books "Oh Brother!" and "Oh Sister!", and co-authored "A Good Friend" and "101 Uses for an Ex-Husband". Ms. Solomon lives in New York City.
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Top Customer Reviews
Seriously, every week I am regaled with at least 12 stories of what 50th birthday parties were like. I'm not sure I can take 20 more years of this. I am always trying to find humor to help me get through these stories, as well as humor I can give as gifts to people.
This Special Large Print Edition is perfect for my purposes.
Here are some of my favorite jokes from the book:
You know you're 50 when --
on your second honeymoon, you tip the bellhop to carry her across the threshold.
you wonder how Mick Jagger stays so thin.
you drop off your dry cleaning at the post office.
'performance anxiety' refers to golf.
your children earn salaries, not allowances.
you're still able to recall where you left your keys, but not what they unlock.
you now read Playboy for the fashion tips.
at last it's okay to sleep late, but you can't.
you carefully trip the fat from cookies.
staying power refers to remaining awake through Cats.
Florida starts looking good.
Be sure to read this book and find your own favorite jokes to keep you amused by your 50+ old friends. Use it to overcome the misconception stall that humor ends with 50.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Even for 1998 it reads as outdated. In 2015 you can't even relate to the "fun facts" in this book.Published 5 months ago by DVB