My Middle-Aged Baby Book:A Record of Milestones, Millstones & Gallstones by Mary-Lou Weisman
Congratulations, you middle-aged baby. Look what you've grown-baggy arms and knee flaps! And is that a new tooth-or just a lovely cap? And what month did the new hair come in across your ears? A tongue-in-cheek celebration of middle age in the form of a traditional fill-in baby book, my middle-aged baby book is a perfect keepsake for both women ("Is it hot in here or is it just me?") and men ("remember, it's prostate, not prostrate"). It's an irreverent take on the shared symptoms of growing older. Beginning with vital statistics (car phone number, cholesterol count), it provides a permanent place to record memorable Firsts--first liver spot, first espousal of conservative opinions-and a place to remember favorite toys such as the Jeep, rowing machine, and the big screen TV with VCR. There's a middle-aged baby's Horoscope, Favorite Nursery Rhymes, and The Seven Stages on Men's Hair Loss. Thoughtfully printed on anti-glare paper, in large, easy-to-read type, the book is illustrated throughout in full color. Paper over board, Full-color illustration throughout, 96 pages, 8" x 8" .
Mary-Lou Weisman is a journalist and author whose books include Intensive Care: A Family Love Story, Traveling While Married, and Al Jaffee’s Mad Life. Her essays, feature articles, interviews, and reviews have appeared in The New Republic, Newsweek,Glamour, Vogue, The Atlantic, and The New York Times. She lives with her husband in Westport, Connecticut.