How Not to Act Old by Pamela Redmond Satran

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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.


About Pamela Redmond Satran

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Pamela Redmond Satran is the author of the New York Times bestselling humor book How Not to Act Old, optioned by DreamWorks. She is also the author of seven novels and the coauthor of eight baby name books, including the bestselling Beyond Jennifer & Jason. Satran is a columnist for Glamour and contributes frequently to such publications as the Daily Beast, the New York Times, and More magazine. She lives in Montclair, NJ. Visit her website at
Published July 23, 2009 by William Morrow Paperbacks. 194 pages
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Humor & Entertainment, Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction

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She observes that the young do not wear watches—maybe because it would cover up the tattoo?—and that “the naked wrist has become as emblematic of youth as ungray hair and a perky butt.” She also passes along the skinny from her 19-year-old son that the best way to get someone around his age to re...

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