HOW NOT TO ACT OLD

Last year, we were treated to a scary book titled How Not to Look Old. After years of being told we could be “fabulous at any age,” this book dared to say that looking younger is necessary for “personal and financial survival…people who are better-looking, younger, and slimmer are more likely to get a job and keep it.”

Naturally, it was a best seller.

Now we have a book that takes a humorous approach to the issue, with a slightly different title; How Not to Act Old: 185 Ways to Pass for Phat, Sick, Hot, Dope, Awesome, or at Least Not Totally Lame by Pamela Redmond Satra.

It looks like it may be a best seller, too. It came out a few days ago and rose to #364 on Amazon today. The Wall Street Journal covered it on Friday; A Dose of Behavorial Botox.

One of the hottest tips?  The best way to get a young person to return your cellphone call is ” to hang up without leaving a message.”

The book cover is a visual lesson in itself, but there are also several online video lessons, such as this one:

Most libraries do not own the book.

How Not to Act Old: 185 Ways to Pass for Phat, Sick, Hot, Dope, Awesome, or at Least Not Totally Lame
Pamela Redmond Satran
Retail Price: $14.99
Paperback: 192 pages
Publisher: Harper Paperbacks – (2009-08-01)
ISBN / EAN: 0061771309 / 9780061771309

2 Responses to “HOW NOT TO ACT OLD”

  1. Mary Burkey Says:

    This is hilarious – I watched the other videos and especially loved the one where the “old” lady gets pulled over in her Prius. Of course, I drive a Prius. Hope I don’t find a copy of this book let anonymously in my mailbox ;-)

  2. Ben Rubinstein Says:

    Really? But I’m much more likely to return a phone call if there IS a message! If there’s no message left, I assume it wasn’t important!