You look amazing. For your age, I mean. Maybe you’ve got good genes, maybe you’ve been reading Charla Krupp’s How Not To Look Old, maybe you’ve even gone under the knife. But what about the rest of you? Your, you know, behavior. Are you acting older than you want to seem? Are you sure? Here’s how to stop that.
I started How Not To Act Old in the summer of ’08 because, well, just because I felt like it. I was sick of going to parties and listening to people drone on about their grownup children rather than talking about themselves. I was tired of standing in line behind people painfully counting out exactly 58 cents. Don’t they know that makes them look like a little old person?, I wondered. Someone should tell them to stop. So I decided to do just that.
A month later, I sold the idea as a book to Harper Collins, coming out in August 2009. My son Owen came up with the concept for the cover, which I love. The fabulous More Magazine is doing an excerpt. The book is two-thirds new material, not found on the blog, and the new stuff on the blog isn’t in the book.
So, obviously, you’ve got to buy the book. Or risk doing something that will make me write about you in the blog.