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The big five-oh! : fearing, facing, and fighting fifty

Author: William Geist
Publisher: Thorndike, Me. : Thorndike Press, 1998.
Series: Thorndike large print Americana series.
Edition/Format:   book_largeprint : EnglishView all editions and formats
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From the trauma of receiving an application to join the AARP to the realization that he can't really see the menu, hear the waiter, or remember the specials, Bill Geist catalogs the discontents, large and small, of the multitudes (11,000 fiftieth birthdays per day for the next seventeen years) nearing, passing and trying to survive the crossing of the Great Age Divide. He lies about his age, shops for a Harley, buys  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Humor
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: William Geist
ISBN: 0786212675 9780786212675
OCLC Number: 37705274
Notes: Originally published: New York : Morrow, 1997.
Description: 352 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
Contents: 50 ways to tell you're 50 --
AARP'd --
Losing our minds --
Helpful hints & etiquette tips for CRS sufferers --
Brief history of my gut --
Jeans jam at the credibility gap --
Sucking it up --
Sex after 50 (this will be brief) --
Over 50 sex tips --
Rolling Stones & fossils --
Turning Republican --
Birthday --
First boomer --
How to recognize the onset of menopause --
Red-hot mamas --
Elderly children --
Seven habits of highly effective parents of teenagers --
College --
Pajama parties --
Wilding --
Up with codgers --
Taxi & takeoff --
Food (only food) for thought --
Ideal weight chart for fiftyish females/males --
Fifties fashion --
Tight tux tips --
Most traumatic swimsuit syndrome --
Cutlery --
Health clubbed --
I ab-stain --
Treadmills & other torture devices --
Golf & other old sports --
Sportsitting --
Walk don't run --
Geezer goods --
Vision thing --
Bad hair decade --
Face facts --
Skin spas --
Depends on you --
Spa weekend --
Warning signs of the onset of "middle-aged" grumpiness --
Not much fun fair --
Memory center --
Romance: is that a hot flash or are you just glad to see me --
At work --
"Middlessence" or "pre-deceased" --
Life Extension Institute --
Ron Fortner: all-out warfare in the attack on aging.
Series Title: Thorndike large print Americana series.
Other Titles: Big 50
Responsibility: Bill Geist.

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From the trauma of receiving an application to join the AARP to the realization that he can't really see the menu, hear the waiter, or remember the specials, Bill Geist catalogs the discontents, large and small, of the multitudes (11,000 fiftieth birthdays per day for the next seventeen years) nearing, passing and trying to survive the crossing of the Great Age Divide. He lies about his age, shops for a Harley, buys "relaxed fit" jeans and finds himself the oldest guy at a rock concert. Geist asks the tough questions ("Has anyone seen my libido?") and offers some helpful advice, from "Twelve-Step 'Double-Pump' Program for Getting Out of a Cab" to "Warning Signs You May Be Turning Republican." These laugh-out-loud laments, observations, moans, and groans add up to the perfect antidote for the age-depressed. --Book jacket.

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