So You’re 60!

A Handbook for the Newly Confused

  • Imprint: Summersdale
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 96
  • Price: £6.99
  • Publication date: 5 August 2013
  • ISBN: 9781849534390

About the book

A hilarious illustrated guide to getting older – the perfect gift to celebrate this impressive milestone birthday

Well, look at you! Congratulations! You’re 60 years young! I said CONGRATULATIONS, DEAR! YOU’RE 60 YEARS YOUNG!

Life may now involve going to more funerals than weddings, and your idea of multi-tasking is probably sleeping and not dribbling at the same time. But, on the bright side, you can get away with making no effort whatsoever to lose weight. And all those charities you gave to – it’s payback time!

This book will help you think positively, with things like this to look forward to:

  • You’ll be able to enjoy a nice, long, well-earned rest – and that’s just after walking up the stairs.
  • You’ll be truly bewildered the first time you bend down to see if you can still touch your toes and then forget what you went down there for.

And you’ll learn invaluable tips like:

  • Paint your neck so those skin-folds look like a trendy scarf.
  • Wear the psychedelic fashions of your youth – not only will people see you coming, it’ll be easier for you to find your clothes in the dark.

Here’s to the next 60 years!

About the author

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.

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.


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