Whether Martha Bolton is contemplating whether or not there will be carbs in heaven or why she's growing her own turtle neck, she'll leave readers laughing out loud as they recognize the truth in her hilarious take on aging. Her fans crave each chapter just as they crave one more piece of chocolate. This veteran comedy writer adds occasional touching and poignant stories that remind readers what life is all about.
Martha Bolton is a full-time comedy writer and the author of more than fifty books, including Didn't My Skin Used to Fit? She was a staff writer for Bob Hope for fifteen years and has also written for Phyllis Diller, Wayne Newton's USO show, Mark Lowry, and numerous other entertainers. She co-wrote the song "God Help the USA" with Bill Gaither and is well known for her song parodies. She has received four Angel Awards and an Emmy nomination. She and her husband live in Tennessee.
WARNING: do not read Growing Your Own Turtleneck by Martha Bolton in bed unless you have a marriage counselor lined up. suppressed giggles jiggling bed and sudden guffaws will stress marital harmony!
Martha Bolton is at it again, describing the lighter side of aging. She explores a variety of issues from the five people you see at every buffet line to the dangers of being trapped in a changing room in a turtleneck to road signs for middle-agers. Along the way she adds some gentle words of wisdom. Though women are more likely to read this book, Bolton does not forget the men but offers inspiring suggestions on making recliners more practical for men and the benefits of a new medication: Golficillen. For the musically inclined, she includes the top twenty songs for middle-agers, such as Frank Sinatra's singing, "Stumbling though the Night," and a hilarious spoof on "Yesterday."
A comedy writer for Bob Hope, Phyllis Diller, and others, Bolton writes in a delightfully funny, friendly style. She connects well with average readers because she understands their world and doesn't disparage it. Her insights and twists on the problems of aging will leave you laughing, thoughtful, or both.
She does not include raunchy, sexual, or questionable humor. She may discuss menopause or even the differences between the sexes, but not in crass or embarrassing terms as is becoming common with comedians--even "Christian" ones. I enjoyed every chapter and feel comfortable sending this to my mother, my Christian friends of any denomination, and to my daughter-in-law. Bolton's humor is so delightful that this is a good way to get a Christian book into the hands of a non-Christian friend. This is the second of Bolton's books I've read and I'm fast becoming a fan. -- Debbie W. Wilson, Christian Book Previews.com
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