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How Not to Act Old: 185 Ways to Pass for Phat, Sick, Dope, Awesome, or at Least Not Totally Lame Paperback – August 4, 2009
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“Shimmers with a multitude of wise and hilarious insights on the pitfalls of acting your age. Don’t just read it, memorize it. And buy it for everyone you love. It’s original and brilliant! ” (Dorothea Benton Frank, New York Times bestselling author)
About the Author
Pamela Redmond Satran is the author of five novels and the coauthor of many bestselling baby name books, as well as the creator of nameberry.com. A columnist for Glamour, she writes frequently for the New York Times, The Daily Beast, and The Huffington Post. She lives not all that far from Brooklyn and plans to act thirty-three forever.
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Top Customer Reviews
In the first place, everything is couched in terms of pop culture, which assumes that those are the only earmarks by which to measure how with-it someone is.
In the second place, I'm not sure who the beneficiary of this advice is. One's (old?) peers would dress and act the same out-of-it way, and the young will not be fooled into thinking you are also young, no matter where your jeans fit on your waist...or not.
In the third place, it's always been the privilege of youth to have its own code words, its own dress style, its own music, and so on---an exclusive club. Gate crashers are not welcome, and are quickly identified as bogus.
In the fourth place, age has its own status if one has real achievements, and a self-confidence that can't be bought any other way. That in itself is sexy.
Finally, the author betrayed her own lack of hipness when she listed a turtleneck as something no one should ever wear, lest it betray old-fogey-ness. Tell it to Steve Jobs, who is about the coolest guy on the planet and who invented iPods and all the rest of the hip new gadgets.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This book is hilarious! Yes, it's satire (somewhat). But like most satire, you'll find truth and wisdom on every page.Published 3 months ago by Patricia Nolan Stein
I bought multiple copies of this book as gag birthday gifts for my friends who were turning 60. Thought I should read it before giving as a gift, and found it is actually full of... Read morePublished 7 months ago by Carol
Humerus, interesting, kind of crude, shocking, disturbing, immoral, a bit disturbing, but then I am really old. I would like to think my grand children are not like that.Published 12 months ago by June Simon
If you want to not act old, all you have to do, according to the s author, is try to have sex with anyone under thirty and to vote Democrat. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Mega Reader