photo by Nell Mednick
Mary-Lou Weisman’s most recent book is Al Jaffee’s Mad Life, (Harper Collins, 2010). She is a prize winning journalist and best-selling author. She began her writing career as a freelance writer and columnist, most notably for The Atlantic Monthly, the New Republic and The New York Times.
My Middle Aged Baby Book
First lost tooth. First colonoscopy. First second mortgage. First chin hair. First comb-over. All of these memorable firsts belong in MY MIDDLE-AGED BABY BOOK: A Place to Write Down All the Things You'll Soon Forget.
A padded and chewable keepsake with room to write in significant firsts, it's a perfect gift for a milestone birthday, when you're old enough not to take yourself too seriously.
There are write-in sections to record the significant milestones of middle age ("my first elastic-waisted jeans purchase") and to note important information that you might otherwise forget at this age (like your voice mail's password); your favorite nursery rhymes retold (like "Jack and Jill went through the mill of sexual dysfunction"—see page 41 for the rest); and hilarious illustrations throughout. And because you probably can't find your reading glasses, it's all presented in large type on anti-glare paper.
But are you old enough to deserve your own MIDDLE-AGED BABY BOOK?
- Do you turn to the obituary pages for reassurance?
- Are you always checking your cholesterol?
- Can you remember the title of the last book you read?
- Does your medicine cabinet look like a pharmacy? (See page 54 for an example.)
On the pages of MY MIDDLE-AGED BABY BOOK you'll finally find the definitive answer to the age-old question, "Am I smiling, or is it gas?"
Praise for My Middle Aged Baby Book:
Middle age goes by so fast. How wonderful of Mary-Lou Weisman to provide a record book of our estrogen years so that we can relive every moment of our meltdowns . . . . A great gift for middle-agers and those in denial.