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Tuesday, August 18, 2009

I'm Not Getting Older, I'm Getting Better!!!

How Not To Act Old
By Pamela Redmond Satran
Harper Collins; $14.99

Do you know how to program your cellphone or do you have to find the nearest teenager to help you?

Do you shudder at the thought of wearing a thong?

Do you still have a major crush on Sir Paul McCartney?

You might be acting old! But never fear, Pamela Redmond Satran has come to the rescue of all us poor befuddled “old” folks with her hilarious new book “How Not To Act Old.”
What began as a website (http://www.hownottoactold.com/) blossomed into a tidy little handbook of 184 ways to not be lame in front of the youngsters.

Where was this book 10 years ago, when I needed it?

According to Satran, you might be acting old if you:

  • Advise others to take an umbrella if it looks like rain – take a chance on getting wet!

  • Plan out your vacation – be spontaneous!

  • Talk about your children’s accomplishments – big no-no!

  • Are dialing your phone with your index fingers – thumbs, people, thumbs!

Most of Satran’s advise is totally tongue-in-cheek, but actually includes some good ideas to help the older generation at least know what the younger generation is talking about. I mean, with all the Twittering, Facebooking, and Binging going on, it’s good to be in the know!

So grab the nearest teen to get that cellphone up and running, throw the granny panties to the wind, and kiss that 8X10 of Paul goodbye as you learn not to act so old!

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