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Enfield, Middlesex, United Kingdom, 2007/03/13 - This is a collection of 3 joke books about reaching your 40th, 50th or 60th birthday.
So You’re 40 - A Handbook for the Newly Middle Aged
You will never now become a rock star or regain the waist size you had at 18. You have taken a sudden interest in bleeding your radiators, listening to The Money Programme and figuring out the best route to anywhere in the country.
On the bright side, you can look forward to cheaper car insurance, and it’s only ten years until you can book your first Saga holiday! You can take delight in the fact that you will never again have to sleep in a muddy field at Glastonbury, stay up all night at a party, or pretend to like Tequila Slammers.
So You’re 50 - The Age you Never Thought you'd Reach
Others will now perceive you as a reactionary old git, unemployable and a health insurance risk. Your opinion is not even sought by high street canvassers, and patronising sales assistants in clothes shops will be your natural enemies. Your idea of a dirty weekend is cleaning out the garden shed.
On the bright side, you can feel smug that you have better grammar than a university student and have outlived John Lennon by ten years.
So You’re 60 - A Handbook for the Newly Confused
Forget the myth that you’ll be a sort of elder statesperson to the rest of the family. Your life will now consist of sleeping during sex instead of after it, and going to more funerals than weddings. You’ll bend down to touch your toes and then forget what you went down there for.
On the plus side, you can look forward to getting your own stair-lift, and can now get away with making no effort whatsoever to lose weight. And all those charities you gave to – it’s payback time!
About the Authors
Mike Haskins is a comedy writer for TV and radio. He has written for Steve Coogan, Simon Pegg, Alistair McGowan, Monkey Dust, Smack the Pony, Punt and Dennis' It's Been A Bad Week and Dead Ringers and worked closely with Griff Rhys Jones on Smith and Jones, The Griff Rhys Jones Show and The Cradleys. Mike is author of Drugs: A User's Guide and co-author of Man Walks Into A Bar.
Clive Whichelow has written for Rory Bremner, Jonathan Ross, Spitting Image, Smith & Jones, and other TV and Radio comedy shows as well as for the Mail on Sunday, Express, Daily Mirror and a variety of magazines. He has another humour book, It's Not Rocket Science due for publication later this year.
Copies of these 3 books can be ordered from Summersdale Publishers.