You Know You Are Middle Aged When...: Cougars, Corvettes, Chemical Peels, and Other Ways to Survive Your Midlife Crisi

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Are you starting to feel out of touch with the latest music? Does the claim that a product is "anti-aging" sound appealing? Is the idea of a night out exhausting-from the thought of finding a way home to dealing with the three-day hangovers that follow? If this sounds like you, the truth of the matter is you might be middle-aged. Cope with your mid-life crisis the fun way by delving into entertaining sections on:
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Overview

Are you starting to feel out of touch with the latest music? Does the claim that a product is "anti-aging" sound appealing? Is the idea of a night out exhausting-from the thought of finding a way home to dealing with the three-day hangovers that follow? If this sounds like you, the truth of the matter is you might be middle-aged. Cope with your mid-life crisis the fun way by delving into entertaining sections on:
  • Behaving Badly: Tales of those who refused to act their age, including the bodybuilder whose workouts woke the neighbors and the suburban man arrested for shooting his lawn mower
  • Dressing Your Age: Fashion faux-pas including leopard print, hot pants, and bad tattoos
  • All of a Twitter: Social networking goes bad when middle agers tweet and post on facebook. Yawn at posts from your favorite celebs, from Moby and Pink to Oprah Winfrey and Arnold Schwarzenegger
  • The Crisis Finally Strikes: Recognize the warning signs. Has your six pack become a two liter? Is caution the only thing you care to exercise?

The perfect gift for anyone struggling through their middle ages, including the friend who still thinks the 20-something at the next table is staring at them. If you're finding that youth is no longer on your side, it might be time to curl up with this hilarious collection of stories, quotes and quips.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781606521519
  • Publisher: Reader's Digest Association, Incorporated, The
  • Publication date: 5/13/2010
  • Pages: 176
  • Product dimensions: 5.30 (w) x 7.90 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Alison Rattle and Allison Vale are the co-authors of many British humor books, including Mad Kings & Queens and How to Boil a Flamingo: And 49 Other Lessons in the Lost Art of Being a Lady. Both in the throes of middle age, they are confronting their mid-life crises head-on.
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Table of Contents

Introduction 6

The Big 3-0

Thirty Early Warning Signs of the Onset of "Middle Youth" 9

You Know You're Middle-Aged When...

You're Too Old to Party 15

All You Want Is a Quiet Night at Home 23

You Finally Start Acting Like a Grown-Up 29

It's Time to Dress Your Age 39

You Start Falling Apart 55

The Crisis Finally Strikes 67

You Hit the Big 4-0 75

You Succumb to Midlife Lust 83

Your Eyes Begin to Wander 91

You Feel the Need for Speed 103

You're All a Twitter 111

You Begin Behaving Badly 123

You Say and Do the Dumbest Things 129

It's Time for Something Different 139

Your Sport Turns Extreme 149

You Turn into a Klutz 157

Your Wisdom Saves the Day 165

For the Final Time, Face it!

You Know You're Middle-Aged When... 171

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