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What's So Funny About Getting Old?
What's So Funny About Getting Old
Author: Ed Fischer, Jane Thomas Noland
ISBN-13: 9780881662238
ISBN-10: 0881662232
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3.5 stars, based on 12 ratings
Publisher: Meadowbrook Press, Simon & Schuster
Book Type: Paperback
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Some good jokes and cartoons
Good for an easy, carefree day day
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This collection of cartoons, quips, quotes, and insights introduces a new comedy genre: elderhumor. It captures the wry hilarity of our real-life sitcos. Generational vocabulary gaps, miscommunications, preoccupation with health and comforts, foibles, disguises (for aging), even physical limitations--all can have their funny sides when we're laughing at ourselves.
This book, a light-hearted gift for anyone who's 50-plus, is a memory-jogger too. Remember the Katzenjammer Kids? Jack Armstrong? Apple Mary? Check out your friends' ages by their responses to a "Vanishing Words" test (examples: "spider," "broomstick skirt," "running board," "the shag"). If you're still calling the refrigerator an "icebox," it's a giveaway--you're probably over sixty. Taken from jacket cover.