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When you lie about your age, the terrorists win

Reflections on Looking in the Mirror

1st ed.

Published by Villard in New York .
Written in English.

About the Book

Stand-up comic and comedy writer Carol Leifer faced a critical dilemma and had only two options: either continue sharing her greatest childhood memory (seeing the Beatles at Shea Stadium in 1966) or lie about her age. But the choice soon became clear: "I see now that when you deny your age, you deny yourself, and when you lie about your age, you become your inauthentic twin. But most important, when you lie about your age, they win. (And of course by 'they,' I mean the terrorists)." Now, in this uproarious book, Leifer reveals all--her age, her outlook, her life philosophy--no holds barred.- On technology: "I am overwhelmed by anything that involves a cord."- On motherhood: "Never put your baby's length on a birth announcement. It's a baby, not a marlin."- On collagen injections: "Your lips are not meant to be flotation devices for your face in case it capsizes."- On tattoos: "If you plan on having your lover's name tattooed on your arm, always leave room before it for a possible 'I Hate' down the road."- On etiquette: "Never refer to a woman as 'ma'am,' even if she's ninety years old. Nobody likes it."After years of stand-up and a wave of successful television shows, Carol Leifer finally (and hilariously) puts it all down on paper--the wise thoughts, witty stories, and wonderfully way-out observations guaranteed to have you nodding in agreement and laughing out loud in sheer delight.From the Hardcover edition.

Edition Notes

Genre
Biography.

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
792.702/8092, B
Library of Congress
PN2287.L337 A3 2009

The Physical Object

Pagination
p. cm.

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL22974738M
Internet Archive
whenyoulieabouty00leif
ISBN 13
9780345502964
LC Control Number
2008056024
Library Thing
7458052
Goodreads
6070946
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