Wrinkles, Waistlines, And Wet Pants

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Wrinkles, Waistlines, and Wet Pants is an irreverent look at aging. Fashion, self -improvement and social etiquette are thrown out the window in this hilarious book that disregards good taste and dignity. The author disproves the theory that fifty is the new thirty with anecdotes, some of them actually true.

Existence after fifty, according to Jeanne Kraus, is fraught with peril from lifethreatening underwear to homeowners' associations. Lifestyle activities are recommended, ...

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Overview

Wrinkles, Waistlines, and Wet Pants is an irreverent look at aging. Fashion, self -improvement and social etiquette are thrown out the window in this hilarious book that disregards good taste and dignity. The author disproves the theory that fifty is the new thirty with anecdotes, some of them actually true.

Existence after fifty, according to Jeanne Kraus, is fraught with peril from lifethreatening underwear to homeowners' associations. Lifestyle activities are recommended, along with full schedules of doctor visits. Humiliation lurks at every corner with shotgun makeup interventions, bodily function failures, and swiss cheese memory. Condom trees, risqué photos found in a laundry mound, and DNA-tainted ornaments all have their part in this series of incidents.

Jeanne includes advice for those aging ne'er do-wells who hope to make it to the pearly gates eventually. And even though this book will not change you in any way, there is something for everyone in Wrinkles, Waistlines, and Wet Pants. Even self-help junkies will be delighted with the three insightful but useless surveys.

Wrinkles, Waistbands, and Wet Pants was wittily written by Jeanne Kraus, and illustrated by her sister, Diana Arneson, both having experienced wrinkles, expanding waistlines, and wet pants.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781450200875
  • Publisher: iUniverse, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 1/29/2010
  • Pages: 256
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.75 (d)

Meet the Author

Jeanne R. Kraus is an educator and a reading specialist in an elementary school. She has been a lifelong writer and guest speaker. Jeanne attends numerous writers' conventions and conferences, continuing to work on her writing skills. Jeanne lives with her amazingly supportive husband, George, and beloved pets in Tamarac, Florida.
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  • Posted August 26, 2010

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    What's So Wrong With Acting Your Age?

    The prospect of growing old is far from an appealing one. Add to that the often futile efforts that many of us employ in order to look and feel younger, and you've got a downright depressing situation on your hands. With so much emphasis on fleeting, superficial pleasures and perpetual perfection - one may be left to wonder whatever happened to the virtue of simply growing old gracefully...?

    Enter Wrinkles, Waistlines, And Wet Pants. In her hilarious new offering, author Jeanne Kraus presents the reader with an irreverent send up of many of the myths and misconceptions that still exist regarding the aging process. In her trademark acerbic fashion, Kraus tackles the popular - yet thoroughly faux - expectations of life after middle age, mercilessly destroying the infamous "fifty is the new thirty" delusion in the process. She also presents a host of vivid anecdotes highlighting the difficult realities that await those of us fortunate enough to experience the "Golden Years," making no apologies for the often embarrassing truths about life after 50.

    Throughout it all, though, Wrinkles, Waistlines, And Wet Pants serves as an encouraging reminder that - the venal opinions of pop culture aside - there is absolutely nothing wrong with growing older, and "acting your age" is a practice that many more of us should embrace if we ever expect to find true peace and happiness within. A highly recommended, powerfully insightful read.


    Karynda Lewis
    Apex Reviews

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  • Posted August 19, 2010

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    Very Funny

    No matter how hard I try I cannot write a better synopsis of this book than the author herself, so here from the back cover are her words:

    Wrinkles, Waistlines, and Wet Pants is an irreverent look at aging. Fashion, self -improvement and social etiquette are thrown out the window in this hilarious book that disregards good taste and dignity. The author disproves the theory that fifty is the new thirty with anecdotes, some of them actually true.

    Existence after fifty, according to Jeanne Kraus, is fraught with peril from life-threatening underwear to homeowners' associations. Lifestyle activities are recommended, along with full schedules of doctor visits. Humiliation lurks at every corner with shotgun makeup interventions, bodily function failures, and Swiss cheese memory. Condom trees, risqué photos found in a laundry mound, and DNA-tainted ornaments all have their part in this series of incidents.

    Jeanne includes advice for those aging ne'er do-wells who hope to make it to the pearly gates eventually. And even though this book will not change you in any way, there is something for everyone in Wrinkles, Waistlines, and Wet Pants. Even self-help junkies will be delighted with the three insightful but useless surveys.

    Wrinkles, Waistbands, and Wet Pants was wittily written by Jeanne Kraus, and illustrated by her sister, Diana Arneson, both having experienced wrinkles, expanding waistlines, and wet pants.

    I really liked this book, I haven't reached the BIG 50 yet, but parts of this book truly apply to certain people in this household, yes me and my wonderful husband.

    The only problem I had with this book was that it not a book meant to be read all in one sitting like a novel, so it became our "bathroom book". I have noticed a few other bloggers use this category when they are listing their books in the It's Monday! What Are You Reading? meme, and after that I decided that was were this book needed to be. The chapters are the perfect length for that room and sometimes you are glad that is where you are because you may laugh hard enough...well you get the idea.

    If you have reached the Big 50 or are getting close, or you have a female friend or a relative that age or older, this is the perfect book for you or as a gift. It is well written and cleverly illustrated and was a real treat to read.


    Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the author. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255 : "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."

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