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Getting older is equal parts awesome and terrifying. Awesome because you care a lot less about what others think of you, and you also gain all kinds of useful wisdom. Terrifying because you know every single day is another day closer to death. So in order to cope with the sometimes overwhelming concept that is growing old, we need humor – and lots of it.

Good thing William Novak, the brilliant c0-author of Big Book of Jewish Humor, is back with another hilarious page turner. Die Laughing: Killer Jokes for Newly Old Folks takes the aging process and makes every weird transitional experience into something to laugh at. In includes jokes and cartoons about dating after age 70, interesting bodily changes, the afterlife, how to deal with doctors, sex, and an endless string of moments that are painfully relatable to the elder folk.


This book would make a stellar gift to your parents, grandparents, or for yourself if you’re an old soul who’s curious about what’s in store for you in a few decades. Because if you’re not already there, you will be eventually, so it’s good to know what’s coming.


Also, William Novak just happens to be B.J. Novak’s dad, and B.J. wrote this hysterical line on the book’s cover: “Buy this book. Fund my dad’s retirement so I don’t have to.” Essentially, you’d be doing B.J. a favor. So why not, right?

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Die Laughing: Killer Jokes for Newly Old Folks is currently available for pre-order, and will be released on October 25, 2016.