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When You Lie About Your Age, The Terrorists Win
Carol Leifer

Reflections on Looking in the Mirror

Villard
March 2009
On Sale: March 10, 2009
308 pages
ISBN: 0345502965
EAN: 9780345502964
Hardcover
$24.00
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Non-Fiction Memoir | Self-Help Relationships

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.

Media Buzz

Oprah - May 29, 2009
Today - April 28, 2009
Late Show with David Letterman - April 27, 2009
Fresh Air - NPR - April 23, 2009
The View - March 27, 2009
Oprah - March 25, 2009

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