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Title:
Time flies
Author:
Cosby, Bill, 1937-
Personal Author:
Edition:
Bantam edition.
Publication Information:
Toronto ; New York : Bantam Books, 1988.

©1987
Physical Description:
176 pages ; 18 cm
Language:
English
Personal Subject:
ISBN:
9780553277241
Format :
Book

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Call Number
Material Type
Home Location
Status
Central Library PN2287.C632 A3 1987 Adult Mass Market Paperback Non-Fiction Area
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Summary

Summary

WE'RE ALL GETTING OLDER,
AND BILL COSBY KEEPS GETTING BETTER

America's best-loved humorist, media personality and bestselling author now brings his unique warmth, wisdom and wit to a subject common to all: aging. From five to fifty and beyond, Bill Cosby takes us on a hilarious romp through the trials and tribulations of growing--and being--older. Funny, highly personal, and with just the right tugs on the heartstrings, Time Flies is Cosby at his best.


Author Notes

Bill Cosby is an author, actor, writer, and one of the most recognizable names in the field of entertainment.


Reviews 2

Publisher's Weekly Review

Cosby reached a wide audience with Fatherhood, a memoir of his experiences raising children. Now, at age 50, he here considers the inevitabilities of the aging process, writing with the same winning mixture of common sense and humor that marked the earlier book. He confronts the shibboleths of the geriatric industry in the United States, addressing them with wise witticisms in the mini crises of his own aginghis first gray hair, his first trifocals, etc. As psychiatrist Poussaint points out in his instructive introduction, Cosby ``serves as our puckish and empathetic guide to humorous journeys through the fitful stages of life.'' The inimitable Cosby style of personalized, self-deprecating humor resonates for all. 1,750,000 first printing; major ad/promo. (September 16) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved


Library Journal Review

In the same light vein as in Fatherhood , Cosby, TV star who has just turned 50, tackles the universal experience of aging. Once an athlete, Cosby describes his own sense of deterioration, both physical and mentalthe growing stiffness, encroaching flab and sag, the memory lapsesas well as the amazing youth of people in charge now. The book is hilarious and wise and tolerant (``The reason we must be tolerant with older people who have lost some of their hearing or vision or mind is simply that we will almost certainly have such loss if we enjoy the good fortune to live long enough to fall apart''). Rarely has the subject of growing older been explored so wittily. For public libraries. Literary Guild selection.. Priscilla E. Pratt, formerly with York Coll. Lib., CUNY (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


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