What's So Funny About Getting Old


Author: Ed Fischer,Jane Thomas Noland
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 147674291X
Category: Humor
Page: 128
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One bonus of getting older is that it gives us a great perspective on life ...and that includes plenty of humor! This collection of cartoons, quips, quotes, and insights introduces a new comedy genre: elderhumor. It captures the wry hilarity of our real-life sitcoms. Generational vocabulary gaps, miscommunications, preoccupation with health and comforts, foibles, disguises (for aging), even physical limitations -- all can have their funny sides when we're laughing at ourselves. One bonus of getting older is that it gives us a great perspective on life ...and that includes plenty of humor! This collection of cartoons, quips, quotes, and insights introduces a new comedy genre: elderhumor. It captures the wry hilarity of our real-life sitcoms. Generational vocabulary gaps, miscommunications, preoccupation with health and comforts, foibles, disguises (for aging), even physical limitations -- all can have their funny sides when we're laughing at ourselves. This book, a light-hearted gift for anyone who's 50-plus, is a memoryjogger too. Remember the Katzenjammer Kids? Jack Armstrong? Apple Mary? Check out your friends' ages by their responses to a "Vanishing Words" test (examples: "spider," "broomstick skirt," "running board," "the shag"). If you're still calling the refrigerator an "icebox," it's a giveaway -- you're probably over 60. What's So Funny about Getting Old? is brought to you by a comedy team of two. Ed Fischer is an award-winning cartoonist. Jane Thomas Noland, author of Laugh It Off (what's so funny about trying to lose weight?) is a books editor and a former Minneapolis Star Tribune feature writer. Both have delicious ways of looking at life. Both, like all the rest of us, are getting older. Laughter heals. Laughter helps. Laughter keeps us in shape emotionally and physically. Read this book and try it. You'll be convinced, as these authors are, that there's only one way to grow older -- with a healthy sense of humor!

What's So Funny about Getting Old?


Author: Jane Thomas Noland
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780881662238
Category: Aging
Page: 130
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What's So Funny?

Sketches from My Life
Author: Lotte Goslar
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134407777
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 192
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First Published in 1998. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Laughing All the Way

Wit, Wisdom, and Willpower for the Golden Years
Author: Karen O'Connor
Publisher: Harvest House Publishers
ISBN: 0736973656
Category: Religion
Page: 192
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Age Ain't Nothin' But a Number! Popular humorist Karen O'Connor (over half a million books sold) shares inspiration and practical insight, drawing from her own experiences to help you glide through your golden years with grace, humor, and anticipation. Join Karen as she shares funny yet poignant personal anecdotes to encourage you to make new choices, accept new challenges, take new chances, and open new chapters in your life. Each story concludes with a triumvirate of truth for you to take away: Wit—"I never made a mistake in my life. I thought I did once, but I was wrong." - Charles M. Schulz Wisdom—We all stumble in many ways... (James 3:2) Willpower—I will count myself human and let go of my senior moments. After all, I am a senior! Above all, know that God is with you every step of your journey and can't wait to greet you in heaven someday. But today is not that day, so live your senior life to the fullest!

Leaking Laffs Between Pampers and Depends


Author: Barbara Johnson
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
ISBN: 1418516112
Category: Humor
Page: 192
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Grab your giggle box! Here comes Barbara Johnson with another helping heap of joy for women of all ages, aches, and "architecture." Author Barbara Johnson's encouraging book about a woman's adventures in aging, Living Somewhere Between Estrogen and Death, became the number-one best-selling paperback in the Christian market for the year in which it was published. Soon hordes of happy readers were flooding Barbara's mailbox with their own favorite jokes, touching stories, and hilarious tales of female misadventures. Now Barb has packed that amazing collection of wacky wit into this boisterously funny new book that's full of "laff leaks" about every stage of a woman's life?from diapers to dentures. No matter what stage of the "hormonal cesspool" you're splashing through, there's something here to touch your heart. You'll love Barb's quirky empty-nest de-cluttering strategies, her joyful insights on stress-soothing, husband-handling, kid-corralling, and parent-parenting in chapters like these: Having a Baby Is Like Writing a Book?Lots of Whining, Begging, and Pushing Who Are These Kids, and Why Are They Calling Me Mom? I Finally Got My Head Together?Then My Body Fell Apart We Started Out With Nothing?and Still Have Most of It Left Leaking Laffs Between Pampers and Depends is a heart-warming ride over the waves of humor in God's endless sea of love.

What's So Funny about Long-Term Care?


Author: Instantpublisher.com
Publisher: Funny about Long-term Care?
ISBN: 1598725270
Category:
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Books in Print, 2004-2005


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Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780835246477
Category: Literature
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Intentos de sacarle algo a la vida

El diario de Hendrik Groen, de ochenta y tres años y cuarto
Author: Hendrik Groen
Publisher: Roca editorial
ISBN: 8416498628
Category: Fiction
Page: 350
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Una novela conmovedora y cínica que recoge de manera irónica las experiencias de Hendrik Groen, un anciano de 83 años y un cuarto, en una residencia de la tercera edad.

Outlive Your Enemies


Author: Terry Sanford
Publisher: Kroshka Books
ISBN: 9781560722892
Category: Medical
Page: 210
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This work seeks to provide a guide to the ageing process for senior citizens. It outlines actions that will slow the process and concludes with four fairly simple rules to prolong healthy life. Diet and vitamins, exercise, medical examinations and the avoidance of bad habits are covered.

The Cumulative Book Index


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El abuelo que saltó por la ventana y se largó


Author: Jonas Jonasson
Publisher: SALAMANDRA
ISBN: 8415470576
Category: Fiction
Page: 416
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Una historia extremadamente audaz e ingeniosa que sorprenderá constantemente al lector. Jonas Jonasson nos regala un personaje maravilloso. Un abuelo sin prejuicios que no está dispuesto a renunciar al placer de vivir. Momentos antes de que empiece la pomposa celebración de su centésimo cumpleaños, Allan Karlsson decide que nada de eso va con él. Vestido con su mejor traje y unas pantuflas, se encarama a una ventana y se fuga de la residencia donde vive, dejando plantados al alcalde y a la prensa local. Sin saber adónde ir, se encamina a la estación de autobuses, el único sitio donde es posible pasar desapercibido. Allí, mientras espera la llegada del primer autocar que se presente, un joven le pide que vigile su maleta, con la mala fortuna de que el bus llega antes de que el joven regrese y Allan, sin pensarlo dos veces, se sube con la maleta, ignorante de que en su interior se apilan, ¡santo cielo!, millones de coronas en efectivo. Pero Allan no es una persona fácil de amilanar. A lo largo de su centenaria vida ha tenido un montón de experiencias de lo más singulares: desde inve- rosímiles encuentros con personajes como Franco, Stalin y Churchill, hasta amistades comprometedoras como la esposa de Mao, pasando por actividades de alto riesgo como ser agente de la CIA o ayudar a Oppenheimer a crear la bomba atómica. Sin embargo, esta vez, en su enésima aventura, cuando creía que con su jubilación había llegado la tranquilidad, está a punto de poner todo el país patas arriba. Reseñas: «El viejo canalla de Allan Karlsson es uno de los mejores héroes que nos hemos encontrado en mucho tiempo.» Libres Hebdo «Magnífico humor, sátira social, ironía y una sensación de tremendo bienestar describen el debut de Jonas Jonasson, que nos ofrece todo el siglo XX para que nos riamos de él.» BTJ-häftet «Con esta odisea de un abuelo subversivo que ha atravesado las grandes tragedias del siglo XX, Suecia revela un nuevo gusto por la ironía, un humorismo paradójico [...]» La Repubblica «Hay mucha sabia ironía dirigida contra los grandes personajes de la historia, que quedan reducidos a comparsas de las aventuras de Allan. El abuelo que saltó por la ventana y se largó nos lleva a creer que no habría nada más fácil que hacerlos desaparecer con una simple goma de borrar. Pero les estamos tan agradecidos por la diversión que nos olvidamos de coger la goma.» Tuttolibri, La Stampa «Una primera novela que demuestra que los escandinavos también pueden hacernos reír.» Paris Match «Un libro increíblemente divertido que provoca alegría y te hace reír. Muy refrescante [...] Una historia compleja, maravillosa, y una aventura llena de generosidad.» Smalänningen «Hace mucho tiempo que no me reía tanto leyendo un libro.» Nerikes Allehanda

Getting Old Sucks If You Let It!


Author: Barbara Leigh Hartenfeld
Publisher: Balboa Press
ISBN: 1452584826
Category: Social Science
Page: 156
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I have heard before that you begin aging the minute you are born. Pretty depressing don't you think? Aging definitely has its mysteries but it also has a lot of fun surprises-little unexpected twists and turns-that happen when you least expect them and that is what makes this journey we call "Life" so interesting. There hopefully are a lot of years between birth and the end of life, so my dear friends, I ask that you Enjoy the Journey. Enjoy my journey as I share the wisdom and sense of humor I have been forced to develop in spite of Mother Nature's attempt to try my patience every chance she gets. You will find that we women around the world are all sisters on this trip. Aging is inevitable, so why not make the best of it? In my particular journey, there are so many things my mother didn't tell me! As a result, growing older has at times been an agonizing challenge so I am sharing some common sense secrets to make your journey more fun. I have injected humor throughout. After all, if you can't laugh at yourself, who can and still get away with it?

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Subject Guide to Books in Print

An Index to the Publishers' Trade List Annual
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Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: American literature
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Laugh Off

The Comedy Showdown Between Real Life and the Pros
Author: Bob Fenster
Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing
ISBN: 9780740754685
Category: Humor
Page: 288
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Truth, as any good reporter knows, is stranger than fiction. It's often funnier as well. Bob Fenster provides proof of that in his latest hilarious collection, Laugh Off. The author of the successful Duh! The Stupid History of the Human Race has a sharp eye for the funny side of the human condition. This time around Fenster creates an extremely entertaining showdown between real life and the funniest people in show business. Each Laugh Off chapter presents a collection of true-life anecdotes and professional comic material covering subjects such as funny money; on-the-job laughs; show biz glory; jokes for jocks; and doctors without pants, lawyers without briefs. The mix provides a plethora of funny stories, and readers get the chance to judge for themselves which scores higher on the Laugh Meter. Whichever way they lean, Laugh Off proves that life never lacks for hilarious material. Packed with hundreds of whimsical and witty stories, sayings, and observations, Laugh Off is arranged in a three-part format: part 1 presents the everyday vs. comic showdowns, part 2 explores comedy through the regular lives of executives, teachers, surfers, politicians, and others, and part 3 delivers bonus laughs for the humor-deprived. Together it all makes Laugh Off one big hoot!

What's so funny about being Catholic?

an uproarious collection of blasphemous facts, unholy jokes, irreverent folklore, and more
Author: Karen Warner
Publisher: Perennial
ISBN: 9780060950231
Category: Humor
Page: 174
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Takes a humorous look at the Catholic Church and its members, priests, and traditions

Buenos presagios


Author: Terry Pratchett,Neil Gaiman
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9788448040253
Category: Education
Page: 352
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Según Las Buenas y Acertadas profecías de Agnes la Chalada Bruja (el único libro fiable de profecías, escrito en 1655, antesde que ella explotara), el fin del mundo tendrá lugar el sábado. El próximo sábado, para ser exactos. Justo antes de la hora de la cena. Los ejércitos del Bien y del Mal se están agrupando, la Atlántida está resurgiendo, llueven sapos y los ánimos están algo alterados así que... todo parece ajustarte al Plan Divino. De no ser por un ángel quisquilloso y un demonio buscavidas que han vivido a costa de los mortales desde el comienzo de los tiempos y que no están dispuestos a aceptar tan fácilmente eso del “Fin de la civilización tal y como la conocemos” . Y... ¡vaya por Dios! ¡Parece que alguien ha hecho desaparecer al Anticristo!

Rebelión en la Granja


Author: George Orwell
Publisher: Editorial Tiempo de Leer
ISBN: 9588962471
Category:
Page: 136
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Los acontecimientos de la “Granja Animal” suponen la existencia de una sociedad en decadencia, la degeneración del poder, la sustitución progresiva de la democracia por un régimen autoritario que va socavando la condición animal para “humanizarla”, esto es, llevándola a los vicios del dinero, el alcohol y el uso estrambótico de los bienes materiales. Todo esto acompañado de un régimen de represión y terror, capaz de contener cualquier nuevo rebelión.

Eleanor Oliphant está perfectamente


Author: Gail Honeyman
Publisher: Roca Editorial
ISBN: 8417092072
Category: Fiction
Page: N.A
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La historia de una chica solitaria y peculiar que ha aprendido a sobrevivir olvidándose de vivir.