Adult Books

You Know You're Middle Aged When . . .
Corvettes, Cougars, Chemical Peels, and Other Ways to Survive Your Midlife Crisis

By Alison Rattle and Allison Vale

Subject: Humor
Paper-over-board | 176 pages | 5 3/8 x 8
US$14.95 | CAN$15.95 |Ages: adult
Publication Date: 2010-05-14
ISBN: 9781606521519
Are you starting to feel out of touch with the latest music? Does the claim that a product is 'anti-aging' sound appealing? Is the idea of a night out exhausting–from the thought of finding a way home to dealing with the three-day hangovers that follow? If this sounds like you, the truth of the matter is you might be middle-aged. Cope with your mid-life crisis the fun way by delving into entertaining sections on:

  • Behaving Badly: Tales of those who refused to act their age, including the bodybuilder whose workouts woke the neighbors and the suburban man arrested for shooting his lawn mower
  • Dressing Your Age: Fashion faux-pas including leopard print, hot pants, and bad tattoos
  • All of a Twitter: Social networking goes bad when middle agers tweet and post on facebook. Yawn at posts from your favorite celebs, from Moby and Pink to Oprah Winfrey and Arnold Schwarzenegger
  • The Crisis Finally Strikes: Recognize the warning signs. Has your six pack become a two liter? Is caution the only thing you care to exercise?
If you’re finding that youth is no longer on your side, it might be time to curl up with this hilarious collection of stories, quotes and quips.


Alison Rattle is the coauthor of many British humor books. She is in the throws of middle-age, and is confronting her midlife crisis head-on.