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Wednesday, February 22nd, 2012

#159: Don’t Talk To Strangers

Want to make your kids so embarrassed by you that their faces burst into flames and they attempt to sink right down into the grime-covered floor? Then go to a restaurant with them, spend some time acting like a normal person — you know, ordering a glass of wine, surveying the menu — and then, […]

Tuesday, November 10th, 2009

Come. Join My Cult.

In my never-ending quest for world domination to sell more books to make my readers’ lives even more wonderful, may I suggest you join a How Not To Act Old Meetup. If you’ve never heard of a Meetup, well, that’s all the more reason to hurry on down there because it’s a sign you might […]

Wednesday, September 10th, 2008

We Got A Book Deal, Baby!

So here finally is the big surprise I promised you back in August: How Not To Act Old is going to be a book! Extremely exciting, especially for me. With my big truckload of money, I’ve already hired an editorial assistant, Rolf, and outfitted him with an appropriate tee shirt: That’s him on the left. […]

Friday, August 8th, 2008

#s94-100: How Not To Vacation Old, Part 2

Okay, in the last installment, we got you carefully and finally out of the house. Whee! But you still have to make it to your vacation destination without acting old. Let’s go: 1. If you’re flying, do not get to the airport three and a half hours ahead of time. Yes, it takes a while […]

Saturday, June 21st, 2008

#37: Cancel The Dinner Party

I didn’t start throwing dinner parties until I was nearly 40. Too much work, too difficult to coordinate all those dishes, plus who was going to take care of the kids while I shopped and cooked and cleaned and uncorked the wine and lit the candles and changed into a comfortable-yet-cleavage-baring dress and led the […]

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