Growing Old Doesn’t Mean Growing Up

Hilarious Life Advice for the Young at Heart

  • Imprint: Summersdale
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 96
  • Price: £7.99
  • Publication date: 11 August 2022
  • ISBN: 9781800074033

About the book

See the funny side of ageing with this collection of amusing observations, silly suggestions and humorous illustrations – the perfect gift for any birthday girl or boy with more than a few candles on their cake

So you’re a little bit older. So what? Just because you’re getting on a bit doesn’t mean you have to start acting ancient. The universe is over 13 billion years old, and you’re probably nowhere near that yet – well, not quite anyway.

Frankly, it’s never too early to start enjoying your second childhood, to stop taking life so seriously and to start acting a bit silly again. This book will be your go-to guide for inspiration and merriment while clocking up birthdays like they’re going out of fashion.

Across these pages, you’ll find all kinds of wild recommendations and questionable advice, including:

  • Things it’s never too late to do
  • Grown-up and less grown-up ways to behave at work
  • How to keep up with modern technology
  • Ways you can blend in with younger people
  • Things you can have tantrums about as you get older

So forget the creaking joints or fleeing follicles and embrace the opportunities for mischief and mirth – after all, growing old doesn’t mean growing up!

About the author

Mike Haskins is a writer and researcher who has worked on TV providing scripts for everyone from Simon Pegg to Christopher Biggins. He has worked on radio series featuring Des O’Connor, Bruce Forsyth and Brian Eno (although sadly not all at the same time). He has worked for many years with Griff Rhys Jones and has written (or co-written) a vast pile of books including the bestselling joke collection Man Walks Into A Bar.


Clive Whichelow is a journalist and comedy writer. He has written for Rory Bremner, Jonathan Ross, Spitting Image and many others as well as for The Mail on Sunday, the Daily Express and the Daily Mirror.

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