Carol Leifer is an accomplished stand-up comedian, Emmy nominated writer, producer and actor. She has appeared on the Oprah Winfrey Show, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Will and Grace and Seinfeld. She was a regular on Late Night with David Letterman, appearing 25 times. Currently touring, reading pieces from her book to sold-out audiences, she lives in Los Angeles with her partner, their son and seven rescue dogs.
When You Lie about Your Age, the Terrorists Win: Reflections on Looking in the Mirrorby Carol Leifer
Not long ago it occurred to Carol Leifer that she had to stop telling one of her favorite stories—seeing the Beatles perform at Shea Stadium—because it dated her. But then she thought: what's that about? "I see now that when you deny your age, you deny yourself," she says, "and when you lie about your age, you become your inauthentic twin. But mot importantly, when you lie about your age, they win. (And of course, by 'they,' I mean the terrorists)."
In When You Lie About Your Age, the Terrorists Win, comedy veteran Leifer tells hilarious stories about herself in her own voice; her Long Island childhood; her late, beloved father, the inveterate teller of dirty jokes ("I see now that, as a child, a lot of 'looking up to your parents' has to do with height"); and her eight-eight-year-old mother, who is still a practicing psychologist. Along the way, she also takes shots at plastic surgery, class reunions, the techno craze, Chanukah, becoming a first- time parent at mid-life, and a host of other twenty-first-century crazinesses.
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