The Big Five-Oh!: Facing, Fearing, And Fighting Fifty by Bill Geist William Geist Online

The Big Five-Oh!: Facing, Fearing, And Fighting Fifty
Title : The Big Five-Oh!: Facing, Fearing, And Fighting Fifty
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ISBN : 9780688150778
Language : English
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 240

Bill Geist's hilarious book describes his personal struggle with the awful aging process and with the monumental milestone called the Big Five-Oh. From the trauma of receiving an application to join the AARP to the realization that he can't really see the menu, hear the waiter, or remember the specials, Geist catalogs the discontents, large and small, of those approachingBill Geist's hilarious book describes his personal struggle with the awful aging process and with the monumental milestone called the Big Five-Oh. From the trauma of receiving an application to join the AARP to the realization that he can't really see the menu, hear the waiter, or remember the specials, Geist catalogs the discontents, large and small, of those approaching and passing fifty. He lies about his age, shops for a Harley, buys an Ab-Roller, receives liposuction counseling, finds himself the oldest guy at a rock concert, catches himself paying attention to a Depends commercial, buys "relaxed fit" jeans, falls asleep at a party, wakes up from a nightmare about college tuition, and damn near buys a Cadillac!


The Big Five-Oh!: Facing, Fearing, And Fighting Fifty Reviews

  • Ford

    terrible book.t funny at all.

  • Sally Fouhse

    Really funny - and so true. "Geezer goods" - perfect description.

  • The Reading

    LOVE Bill Geist!

  • Laura

    Some parts were really funny some hit too close to home!

  • Gary

    I was given this book when I turned 50. 16 years later I finally got around to reading it. Big mistake. It was published in the late 1990s and is now pretty dated. The author's sarcastic wit starts out being pretty amusing ----- but after 70 pages I found it became a bit depressing and repetitive. Oh well, on to the next book.

  • Liz

    Boring. I expected better from Bill Geist.