How Not to Act Old
185 Ways to Pass for Phat, Sick, Hot, Dope, Awesome, or at Least Not Totally LameBook - 2009
Presents humorous tips and guidelines for older people interested in acting young, including not reading the Sunday paper, wearing less makeup, and avoiding bad parenting advice.
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.
A lighthearted primer on how to behave youthfully covers everything from youth-culture phrases and entertainment venues to hip behaviors and viewpoints, sharing practical tips on avoiding expressions, activities, and fashions that reveal one's chronological age. 30,000 first printing. Original.