Time Flies

Time Flies

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by Bill Cosby
     
 

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WE'RE ALL GETTING OLDER,
AND BILL COSBY KEEPS GETTING BETTER

America's best-loved humorist, media personality and bestselling author now brings his unique warmth, wisdom and wit to a subject common to all: aging. From five to fifty and beyond, Bill Cosby takes us on a hilarious romp through the trials and tribulations of growing—and being—older

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WE'RE ALL GETTING OLDER,
AND BILL COSBY KEEPS GETTING BETTER

America's best-loved humorist, media personality and bestselling author now brings his unique warmth, wisdom and wit to a subject common to all: aging. From five to fifty and beyond, Bill Cosby takes us on a hilarious romp through the trials and tribulations of growing—and being—older. Funny, highly personal, and with just the right tugs on the heartstrings, Time Flies is Cosby at his best.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"Exactly what his legions of admirers treasure.... like Fatherhood, this sequel is 'Cos' at his most irresistible."—Newsweek

"As funny as he is.... buy this for a friend who's about to stumble over a milestone.... buy it for yourself."—Boston Herald

"A wry look at the subject of aging.... guaranteed to land on the bestseller lists."—Newsday

"Wit for all ages."—Chicago Tribune

"Witty in a way that makes one laugh aloud on public transportation."—Houston Post

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Cosby reached a wide audience with Fatherhood, a memoir of his experiences raising children. Now, at age 50, he here considers the inevitabilities of the aging process, writing with the same winning mixture of common sense and humor that marked the earlier book. He confronts the shibboleths of the geriatric industry in the United States, addressing them with wise witticisms in the mini crises of his own aginghis first gray hair, his first trifocals, etc. As psychiatrist Poussaint points out in his instructive introduction, Cosby ``serves as our puckish and empathetic guide to humorous journeys through the fitful stages of life.'' The inimitable Cosby style of personalized, self-deprecating humor resonates for all. 1,750,000 first printing; major ad/promo. (September 16)
Library Journal
In the same light vein as in Fatherhood , Cosby, TV star who has just turned 50, tackles the universal experience of aging. Once an athlete, Cosby describes his own sense of deterioration, both physical and mentalthe growing stiffness, encroaching flab and sag, the memory lapsesas well as the amazing youth of people in charge now. The book is hilarious and wise and tolerant (``The reason we must be tolerant with older people who have lost some of their hearing or vision or mind is simply that we will almost certainly have such loss if we enjoy the good fortune to live long enough to fall apart''). Rarely has the subject of growing older been explored so wittily. For public libraries. Literary Guild selection.. Priscilla E. Pratt, formerly with York Coll. Lib., CUNY

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780553277241
Publisher:
Random House Publishing Group
Publication date:
11/28/1988
Edition description:
Reissue
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
4.19(w) x 6.86(h) x 0.50(d)

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Time Flies 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I laughed so much I lost my breath. I miss placed my original copy and needed a really good laugh so I purchased another copy. Dr. Cosby puts things in a male perspective where all media seems to focus on the female obsessions of getting older this is an insight into His point of view on aging. I especially loved the chapter "Shake a leg". Time Flies it is the truth but laughter Is the best cure for everything... Thanks Dr. Cosby.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a book filled with truth although it's presented in a humorous and clever way. Adults can relate to it though it might be too late, but kids can read it and learn so they don't make the same mistakes as their parents did. Bill Cosby, a comedian always with a message to save you from yourself.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is an excellent book for men and women to read who are really concerned about getting past middle age. It presents a humorous approach to accepting the reality of each birthday. I am still laughing from reading this novel. It's classic humor! I like the use of figurative language including the way the metaphors and similes come across in a comparative way. Cosby presented truth and facts about life in an acceptable manner with humor. This book tears down the closet walls and exposes the truth as a process of life. This is a great book to read!!!