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100yearoldmanI just watched the funniest movie from Sweden called the The 100 Year Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared. On his 100th birthday, before the staff can light all the candles, a man climbs through the window of his nursing home and stumbles his way through an incredible adventure. Along the way, he reminisces about his life obsessions with explosives, spy negotiations, Russian vodka, travel and a penchant for being in the right place at the right time during some of the world’s most monumental times in history.

Sprinkled with a lot of dark humor the film is a combination of Waking Ned Divine and Forest Gump with their community of characters and life commentary.

If you like life sagas and enlightenment, here are two books that will provide even more thought provoking and humorous moments about aging. You’ll be entertained and feel like you’re making real friends through the pages of these books:

not16We’re Not Sixteen Anymore: A Baby Boomer’s Adventures with Online Dating by Becky Andersen

Not since funny lady Erma Bombeck has there been a book written that so delightfully pokes gentle fun at common occurrence in everyday life —and in this case,dating. But not just any dating! Online dating. And specifically online dating when you’re closer to sixty than to sixteen.

Follow the tongue-in-cheek adventures of a Baby Boomer as she discovers the pitfalls and highlights of dating in the 21st Century’s cyber-world. Feeling naive and outside her comfort zone, the author prepares to step up to the plate of dating after a relative puts her on an electronic dating site. Like many people, she discovers she’s been in a time warp, and when she approaches dating like she did when she was in her teens, she discovers it’s entirely different.

What started out as entries on her Facebook page have expanded into detailed accounts of dating foibles and feats. Anyone who has embraced the concept of online dating will find her adventures humorous and charming.

You Can't Iron a Wrinkled Birthday SuitYou Can’t Iron A Wrinkled Birthday Suit by Sharon Phennah

If you’re alive, you’re aging . . . but You Can’t Iron a Wrinkled Birthday Suit smashes senior living stereotypes!

Zany families, eccentric friends, and ne’er-do-well neighbors inhabit the labyrinthine lives of three women friends as they live through one puzzling “Golden Year.”

A surprise visit from local law enforcement, a younger friend’s romantic disasters, and the death of a parent all combine with daily life—laundry, scones, senior sex—to create one walloping, raucous read.

Loquacious pets—critics and alter egos—offer a rich counterpoint to the human dramas affecting their lives.

Unfiltered and compelling, this entertaining saga provides readers of all ages with a new and positive view of growing older.


All books by BQB and WriteLife Publishing are available on Amazon, B&N or can be ordered from your favorite local bookstore.