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What's So Funny about Growing Old

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Publisher Comments:

One bonus of getting older is that it gives us a great perspective on life ...and that includes plenty of humor!

This collection of cartoons, quips, quotes, and insights introduces a new comedy genre: elderhumor. It captures the wry hilarity of our real-life sitcoms. 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 memoryjogger 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 60.

What's So Funny about Getting Old? is brought to you by a comedy team of two. Ed Fischer is an award-winning cartoonist. Jane Thomas Noland, author of Laugh It Off (what's so funny about trying to lose weight?) is a books editor and a former Minneapolis Star Tribune feature writer. Both have delicious ways of looking at life. Both, like all the rest of us, are getting older.

Laughter heals. Laughter helps. Laughter keeps us in shape emotionally and physically. Read this book and try it. You'll be convinced, as these authors are, that there's only one way to grow older — with a healthy sense of humor!

Synopsis:

The perfect gag birthday gift for anyone 39 and over. It's a collection of cartoons, Jokes, quotes, humorous advice, anecdotes, and clues for figuring out anyone's age that will provide entertainment at any "over the hill" birthday party.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780671511524
Author:
Fisher, Ed
Author:
Fisher, Ed
Author:
Noland, Jane Thomas
Author:
Noland, Gjane thomas
Author:
Fischer, Ed
Publisher:
Meadowbrook
Location:
Deephaven, MN :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Form - Cartoons & Comics
Subject:
Sociology
Subject:
Sociology, anthropology and archaeology
Subject:
Aging
Subject:
Aged
Subject:
Old age
Subject:
Aged -- Humor.
Subject:
General Humor
Subject:
Comics & Cartoons
Subject:
Older people
Subject:
Aging -- Humor.
Subject:
Old age -- Humor.
Subject:
Humor : General
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Series Volume:
jild-i 2
Publication Date:
19940430
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
128
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.25 in 5.145 oz

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Product details 128 pages Meadowbrook Press - English 9780671511524 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , The perfect gag birthday gift for anyone 39 and over. It's a collection of cartoons, Jokes, quotes, humorous advice, anecdotes, and clues for figuring out anyone's age that will provide entertainment at any "over the hill" birthday party.
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