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Race You to the Fountain of Youth: I'm Not Dead Yet (But Parts of Me Are Going Fast) Laughing Your Way Through Midlife [Paperback]

By Martha Bolton (Author) & Brad Dickson (Author)
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Draws on the perspectives of men and women over the age of forty to counsel readers on the benefits of humor in retaining one's youth, in a whimsical and uplifting volume that features such chapters as "Why I Distrust Doctors," "How to Calculate Your Real Age," and "Lesser Known Plastic Surgery Procedures." Original. 30,000 first printing.

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The men are on one side.
The women on the other.
They're ready -- they're set -- they're off ...
Well...maybe not.
Seasoned comedy writers Martha Bolton and Brad Dickson take an unconventional, refreshing look at the over-forty race to the Fountain of Youth. Instead of heaping on the pressure to exercise more, eat less, manage your time, and save all your money for retirement, Bolton and Dickson offer a take-it-easy approach to aging with chapters like:
If Menopausal Women Ruled the World
How to Calculate Your Real Age
I Am Woman, Where'd I Go?
Desperate Grandmas
He Died of What?
Gimme a Head with Hair
Filled with gentle encouragement and rolling humor, "Race You to the Fountain of Youth" will remind you to focus on the things that truly matter -- contentment, personal growth, faith, and joy. Relevant, real, and always funny, this look at the better half of life doesn't ask you to change one thing about yourself -- except maybe to laugh a bit more and worry a bit less.

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Race You to the Fountain of Youth: I'm Not Dead Yet (But Parts of Me Are Going Fast) Laughing Your Way Through Midlife by Martha Bolton & Brad Dickson has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
  • Library Journal - 09/15/2007 page 74

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Item Specifications...

Studio: Howard Books
Pages   195
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 8.18" Width: 5.56" Height: 0.61"
Weight:   0.58 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Oct 2, 2007
Publisher   Howard Publishing
ISBN  1416543996  
ISBN13  9781416543992  

Availability  0 units.

More About Martha Bolton & Brad Dickson

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Martha Bolton is the author of 88 books and was a staff writer for Bob Hope for fifteen years. She has received nominations for an Emmy Award, Dove Award, WGA Award, and is the winner of four Angel Awards. She is also the scriptwriter for five hit musicals, including Josiah for President, based on her novel of the same name, and The Home Game, based on this book.

Martha Bolton currently resides in Brentwood, in the state of Tennessee. Martha Bolton was born in 1951.

Martha Bolton has published or released items in the following series...
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1Books > Subjects > Health, Mind & Body > Personal Health > Aging > General
2Books > Subjects > Parenting & Families > Aging Parents > Aging
3Books > Subjects > Religion & Spirituality > Christianity > Catholicism > Inspirational
5Books > Subjects > Religion & Spirituality > Christianity > Christian Living > Inspirational

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Reviews - What do customers think about Race You to the Fountain of Youth: I'm Not Dead Yet (But parts of me are going fast)?

save your money  Aug 3, 2008
save your money. This is a comedy routine gone bad. Couldn't finish it and I do my best to finish books I start.
Funny and Makes a Great Gift!  Feb 20, 2008
Martha and Brad are hilarious in their quests for eternal youth. Coming from two different points of view, it's just a wonderful, funny read. After reading this charmer, I decided to buy it for a couple of my friends hitting "big" birthdays this year. Oh, the lengths we will go to stay "young"! If you buy this book, you won't regret it. You may just find a spring in your step and a smile on your lips...
Another great book from Brad and Martha  Feb 11, 2008
Bob Hope and Jay Leno aren't funny alone. For years, they depended on talented, brilliant writers like Brad and Martha to produce their zingers. In the tradition of all great comedy, this book is a side-splitting look at the aging process: Its up's and down's, its effect on both men and women, and how it challenges everyone from ordinary janes and joes to the most visible people in the world. Both funny and highly relateable, if you like to laugh (and who doesn't?) check out this well-done tome.
SIZZLIN' HUMOR  Oct 15, 2007
This is a very funny look at health, exercise, fitness, and everything in between. I thought the comparison of the different ways men and women view their appearance was spot on and made me howl with laughter.

Half the book is from the woman's point of view, half from the man's. Both sexes are vain, but in entirely different ways. As I read I found myself one minute nodding and going, "Yep, I agree with that observation, even though I'd never looked at it that way..." and the next minute roaring with laughter at another funny one liner.

I heartily recommend "Race You To The Fountain of Youth". I give it five stars, something I rarely do.
CRACKED ME UP  Oct 3, 2007
I bought this expecting it to be a rather wry look at people who make fools of themselves trying to stay young. Forget wry, it made me laugh out loud - repeatedly. I wish the graphics were better and the drawings weren't anything special, but the material crackled.

This book isn't going to change the world. It's just, pure and simple - funny.

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