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So You're 60: A Handbook for the Newly Confused [Hardcover]

Clive Whichelow , Mike Haskins
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5 Mar 2006 So You're ...
Forget the myth that you'll be a sort of elder statesperson to the rest of the family. Your life will now consist of sleeping during sex instead of after it, and going to more funerals than weddings. You'll bend down to touch your toes and then forget what you went down there for. On the plus side, you can look forward to getting your own stair-lift, and can now get away with making no effort whatsoever to lose weight. And all those charities you gave to - it's payback time!

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  • Hardcover: 96 pages
  • Publisher: Summersdale (5 Mar 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1840245646
  • ISBN-13: 978-1840245646
  • Product Dimensions: 11.7 x 11.7 x 1.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (40 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 3,018 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Mike Haskins is a comedy writer for TV and radio. He has written for Steve Coogan, Simon Pegg, Alistair McGowan, Monkey Dust, Smack the Pony, Punt and Dennis' It's Been a Bad Week and Dead Ringers and has worked closely with Griff Rhys Jones on Smith and Jones, amongst others. Clive Wichelow 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. Andy Hammond has been a successful cartoonist for over 20 years and has produced illustrations for Mars, the National Lottery, Tetley Tea and Disney UK.

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41 of 44 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Don't bother - even for a joke! 13 Mar 2010
I bought this as a joke gift for someone with a sense of humour - I read it through before giving it. Thank goodness I did as it was potentially the most lame gift I have ever given. I thought it a waste of time and not worth the ticket price - you would consider this junk immediately after reading it (if not during) and it would be highly unlikely you'd want to re-read it ever. The illustrations are the same throughout - so not really adding to the text, which itself is trite, obvious and not amusing. I didn't give the gift - the book is bunged somewhere in hopes I don't have to see it again - when I do it will go to goodwill. I decided giving this would require too much explanation on my part why I chose this silly book (I thought it would be filled with amusing pearls of wisdom or wit - it wasn't) and would have to give a detailed codicil to state I hoped no offence would be caused either due to its rubishness or to the occasionally semi-offensive wording. Take it from me; had I read this review before buying, I wouldn't have bought it. Save your cash, and give them bunch of flowers or a bottle of something instead.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars ideal present 31 May 2012
By sue
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
bought this little book to give a friend as part of his birthday present,and he thought it was an ideal pressy for someone who is 60
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Offensive Dribble 31 Mar 2014
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What a load of offensive rubbish this book is. It not only attacks, in an unkindly way and not humorous way, people of our age group but it is also offensive to gay people. My wife and i have gay friends and i'm really glad i decided to read this before the party.

We really are not prudes and we really can laugh at our age group... but at things that are funny and not offensive.

However we can find the good in most things and with this book it will be when we burn it in the patio heater (well at 60 we must keep our joints warm... unlike when we were 16 and lighting them... yeah man, we were in the 60's but cant remember them lol)
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4.0 out of 5 stars jokey little book 24 Dec 2010
sent with the pop up birthday card and was well received
The jokes are quite funny and not rude
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Hilarious 25 May 2010
I bought this book as a little extra for my husband's 60th birthday, which is next week, but I couldn't resist shutting myself in my bedroom and sneaking a look through it. I had to put it away to look at later, as I was afraid he would hear me laughing! There is so much truth in it, but the author has really captured the funny side of it - and it's so nice to know that your own little problems and eccentricities are not unique in your age-group after all! The cartoon pictures are great too, alternating men with women, so it's suitable for anybody of around this age. If you've nobody to buy it for, or give it to you, it's such an affordable price I suggest you treat yourself.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Funny and appreciated by the recipient 29 Jun 2014
Funny and appreciated by the recipient. It doesn't say "A Handbook for the Newly Confused" on the book which was a little disappointing as it would have added to the joke.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent value, very funny 23 Mar 2014
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Excellent value, very funny

Well worth the buy and arrived in exceedingly good time!

Thanks you very much it was much cheaper and easier that a high street purchase.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great present 13 Mar 2014
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I Bought this as a present for my brothers 60th and it did not let me down he loved it
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Excellent gift
Published 5 days ago by Miss Sandra Bashford
3.0 out of 5 stars Had a read and good, with some rib ticklers
Bought as part of a present package for a friend. Had a read and good, with some rib ticklers. Good joke present.
Published 12 days ago by Big Bird
3.0 out of 5 stars gave us a giggle
Bought for a giggle, did its job.
Published 13 days ago by Annie
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant
Unfortunately the 60 year old it was bought for was so confused he had trouble understanding it*

* That was a joke before anyone takes offence
Published 1 month ago by Mr. P. Ostermeyer
5.0 out of 5 stars Fits the bill
Bought as a gift for my brother who found it very amusing and kept him chuckling. It is what it is, a bit of fun and a great little gift to brighten up the day for either sex.
Published 1 month ago by Sunbird
4.0 out of 5 stars So you're 60 handbook
The handbook looks new and as decribed for a very reasonable price, the bulk of the cost was P&P. Unfortunately delivery was a little slower than expected and it arrived a day... Read more
Published 4 months ago by Sue
4.0 out of 5 stars Book
Had many laughs when going through the pages and many of the quotes are approximate to my father give plenty of fun n laughter many thanks came on time to great
Published 5 months ago by didnt work just crashes all time
5.0 out of 5 stars Fabulous laugh
Fabulous little present but goes down with a huge giggle. ideal to bring laughter to the birthday boy or girl.
Published 6 months ago by sue
2.0 out of 5 stars So You're sixty
whoever wrote this has a very odd sense of humour. I nearly didnt give it as a present and suspect it hasnt been read.
Published 6 months ago by iAN
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