At 50, Your Warranty Expires and Everything Falls Apart

At 50, Your Warranty Expires and Everything Falls Apart

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Turning 50? Tom Dryden beat you to it three years ago and, to help you find your way (since you will be losing your glasses along with your hearing, muscle tone, sort-term memory and, probably, your job, ) compiled this hilarious sneak preview of what you can expect. At 50, Your Warranty Expires examines topics that will resonate with every Boomer/Geezer, from the drug companies' disturbing use of classic rock and roll songs to hawk pharmaceuticals, to how to best prepare for the revolting medical procedure your doctor will expect you to undergo regularly now that you're 50. You'll find essays about these topics, along with more than four dozen of his award-winning columns examining the increasingly wacky world in which you can expect to live out the few short years you have left. Read it quickly because, at your age, you never know... Tom Dryden, who runs an advertising agency by day, started writing his column, Doubting Thomas, in 1999, for the local newspaper in Wilton, Conn., where he lives with his wife, Judy, two college-age sons, and two idiot dachshunds. He was pleased to be named Best Humor Columnist in New England by the New England Press Association until he remembered that nobody in New England has a sense of humor.the aquot;Check Engineaquot; light came on. I couldna#39;t have brought the car to a stop before it hit the big 5-0 if I tried. The dealera#39;s service people never could figure out why the light came on a few yards shy of the 50, 000-mile mark, and why, despite resetting it a dozen times, it stayed on for the next two years as slowly but surely the automotive love-of-my-life became sluggish and developed bizarre afflictions. They claimed it was a coincidence. Nobody will ever convince me the manufactureranbsp;...

Title:At 50, Your Warranty Expires and Everything Falls Apart
Author: Tom Dryden
Publisher:Dog Ear Publishing - 2005-09

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