Reviewer Conny Withay:Operating her own business in office management since 1991, Conny is an avid reader, volunteers reading the Bible to the elderly, and makes handmade jewelry. A cum laude graduate with a degree in art living in the Pacific Northwest, she is married with two sons, two daughter-in-laws, and one granddaughter.
Author: The Unknown
Publisher: BearManor Media
“One good thing about getting old is when you borrow money from someone, you often forget who loaned it to you,” the Unknown Comic writes in his (or her) book, The Joke Book for People Who Think Getting Old is a Joke.
This eighty-eight page thin paperback targets those who enjoy jokes about getting old, especially those over seventy years of age and older. With profanity, sexual innuendos, and often mentioning male and female body parts, it would not be appropriate for immature readers or those who may be offended by off-colored, and sometimes raunchy jokes.
With no known author mentioned, the back jacket does state the writer is over seventy years old, and he promotes laughing at oneself is the best way to stay young. The punctuation and grammar errors may be comical to astute readers needing diversion from the often corny lines that contain sexual content.
Divided into fourteen sections, topics range from knowing you are getting old, already being old, for men and women, and recalling the former days to old quotes, celebrity quotes, advice for young people, old thoughts, the good and bad of getting old, retirement home antics, the world’s best jokes, and life is really wonderful.
Here are some random
“clean” jokes taken from various chapters:
You know you’re getting old … if your back goes out … more than you do.
You know you’re “already” too old … if you begin collecting “dust.”
For men: You know you’re too old … if your knees buckle, but your belt won’t.
For women: You know you’re too old … if your skin is naturally curly.
Remember the old days when you had long hair? Nowadays you long for hair.
“So far, this is the oldest I’ve been.” – George Carlin
For young people: Don’t grow up … it’s a trap.
If the good die young … are all old people bad?
The number one sign for dementia … is when you google the warning signs for dementia.
Remember: Live every day like it was your last … and eventually, it will be.
Although half of the jokes should not be read in mixed company due to language, bathroom humor, or vulgarity, a few gems are hidden among the pages. Caution to the reader to look carefully before reading, especially if stated out loud to any age group.
Thanks to Bookpleasures and the publisher for furnishing this complimentary book in exchange for a review of the reader’s honest opinion.