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How Not to Act Old

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How Not to Act Old

185 Ways to Pass for Phat, Sick, Hot, Dope, Awesome, or at Least Not Totally Lame

By Pamela Redmond Satran

Harper Paperbacks, Paperback, 9780061771309, 171pp.

Publication Date: August 4, 2009

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Description

How to be cool when you're afraid you've forgotten how . . .

Sure, you can try to stay younger by exercising, coloring your hair, and wearing stylish clothes--but how do you respond when someone asks, "Do you Twitter?" How Not to Act Old gives you simple ways to come back from over the hill and to act as young as you look.

Covering everything from old-people entertainment (cancel that dinner party ) to old-people communication (it's called a "voice mail," not a "message," and no one leaves or listens to them anyway), Pamela Redmond Satran decodes the behaviors, viewpoints, and cultural touchstones that separate you from the hip young person you wish you still were. This irreverent guide is essential for anyone who doesn't want to embarrass their kids--or themselves.



Praise For How Not to Act Old

“A welcome jolt of fresh wit: wryly, smartly, and crisply devoted to the subject that dare not speak its name among those of us who fully expected, against all odds, to never become unhip. With How Not To Act Old, we’ll get our wish.”
-Sheila Weller, author of the New York Times bestseller Girls Like Us

“Shimmers with a multitude of wise and hilarious insights on the pitfalls of acting your age. Don’t just read it, memorize it. And buy it for everyone you love. It’s original and brilliant! ”
-Dorothea Benton Frank, New York Times bestselling author

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