Henry Holt and Co.
On Sale: September 10, 2013
Hardcover / e-Book
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"Billy Crystal is turning 65, and he's not happy about it.
With his trademark wit and heart, he outlines the
absurdities and challenges that come with growing old, from
insomnia to memory loss to leaving dinners with half your
meal on your shirt. In humorous chapters like "Buying the
Plot" and "Nodding Off," Crystal not only catalogues his
physical gripes, but offers a road map to his 77 million
fellow baby boomers who are arriving at this milestone age
with him. He also looks back at the most powerful and
memorable moments of his long and storied life, from
entertaining his relatives as a kid in Long Beach, Long
Island, his years doing stand-up in the Village, up through
his legendary stint at Saturday Night Live, When Harry Met
Sally, and his long run as host of the Academy Awards.
Readers get a front-row seat to his one-day career with the
New York Yankees (he was the first player to ever "test
positive for Maalox"), his love affair with Sophia Loren,
and his enduring friendships with several of his idols,
including Mickey Mantle and Muhammad Ali. He lends a light
touch to more serious topics like religion ("the aging
friends I know have turned to the Holy Trinity: Advil,
bourbon, and Prozac"), grandparenting, and, of course,
dentistry. As wise and poignant as they are funny,
Crystal's reflections are an unforgettable look at an
extraordinary life well lived"--
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