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Old Age is not for Sissies
Old Age is not for Sissies
Author: Lois Kaufman
This witty look at aging will make you laugh and cry in equal measure.  After all, what can you do when 'old age is like underwear; it creeps up on you.'
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ISBN-13: 9780880884549
ISBN-10: 0880884541
Publication Date: 4/1989
Pages: 64

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Publisher: Peter Pauper Press
Book Type: Hardcover
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ISBN 0880884541 - You know those 101 (insert word) Joke books? Like, 101 Summertime Jokes, 101 Football Jokes - aimed at the age group that will laugh at anything? This is sort of that book, for Grandma and Grandpa.

64 pages of quips, quotes and jokes about aging, covering everything from senility to a fading libido. The illustrations by Lyn Peal Rice are a whimsical sort of touch.

This book strikes me more as a really long gift card than a book and, in fact, has a "For" space on the front endpage so you can inscribe it. The jokes and quotes range from funny to "eh" and seem to define middle-age as old. In what might be her own moment of memory loss, author Kaufman used the same one liner (Age isn't important unless you're cheese.) on page 3 and page 52. Not a great read, obviously, but it might make a good gift for your own middle-aged someone... as long as they've got a sense of humor!

- AnnaLovesBooks
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