When You Lie about Your Age, the Terrorists Win

Reflections on Looking in the Mirror

By Carol Leifer
(Villard Books, Paperback, 9780345502971, 188pp.)

Publication Date: January 26, 2010

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Stand-up comic and comedy writer Carol Leifer faced a critical dilemma and had only two options: either continue sharing her greatest childhood memory (seeing the Beatles at Shea Stadium in 1966) or lie about her age. But the choice soon became clear: "I see now that when you deny your age, you deny yourself, and when you lie about your age, you become your inauthentic twin. But most important, when you lie about your age, they win. (And of course by 'they, ' I mean the terrorists)." Now, in this uproarious book, Leifer reveals all--her age, her outlook, her life philosophy--no holds barred.

About the Author
Carol Leifer is a four-time Emmy nominee for her writing on such shows as "Seinfeld", "Modern Family", "Saturday Night Live", "The Larry Sanders Show", and seven Academy Awards telecasts. She is also the author of the national bestseller "When You Lie About Your Age, the Terrorists Win".

Friday, Feb 12, 2010

Comedian Carol Leifer has written for Seinfeld, The Larry Sanders Show, The Ellen Show, and Saturday Night Live. She talks to Fresh Air about her career in comedy, her coming out story, and her memoir, When You Lie About Your Age, The Terrorists Win. More at NPR.org

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