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Dave Barry Turns Fifty

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From the Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist comes a celebration of the aging process. Not just Dave's, but that of the whole Baby Boom Generation--those millions of us who set a standard for whining self-absorption that will never be equaled, and who gave birth to such stunning accomplishments as Saturday Night Live!, the New Age movement, and call waiting. Here Dave pinpoints the glaring signs that you've passed the half-century mark:

- You are suddenly unable to read anything written in letters smaller than Marlon Brando.

- You have accepted the fact that you can't possibly be hip. You don't even know if "hip" is the right word for hip anymore, and you don't care.

- You remember nuclear-attack drills at school wherein you practiced protecting yourself by crouching under your desk, which was apparently made out of some kind of atomic-bomb-proof wood.

- You can't name the secretary of defense, but you can still sing the Mister Clean song.

So pop open a can of Geritol

Synopsis:

The nationally syndicated humorist reflects on reaching the age of fifty and skewers concerns and fads of his fellow baby boomers.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780307778048
Publisher:
Random House Publishing Group
Subject:
Humor : Form - Essays
Author:
Barry, Dave
Subject:
Humor : Form - Parodies
Subject:
Humor : Topic - Political
Subject:
Humor
Subject:
American wit and humor
Subject:
Essays
Subject:
Form - Essays
Subject:
Aging
Subject:
Aging -- Humor.
Subject:
Humor-Anthologies
Subject:
Humor-Narrative
Subject:
Journalism-Journalists
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
19990831
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
224

Related Subjects

» Arts and Entertainment » Humor » Anthologies
» Arts and Entertainment » Humor » General
» Arts and Entertainment » Humor » Parodies
» Arts and Entertainment » Humor » Political
» History and Social Science » Sociology » Aging

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"Synopsis" by , The nationally syndicated humorist reflects on reaching the age of fifty and skewers concerns and fads of his fellow baby boomers.
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