Posted by : Mystee Sunday, July 18, 2010

Summary from GoodReads:

Wrinkles, Waistlines, and Wet Pants is an irreverent look at aging. Fashion, self -improvement and social etiquette are thrown out the window in this hilarious book that disregards good taste and dignity. The author disproves the theory that fifty is the new thirty with anecdotes, some of them actually true.

Existence after fifty, according to Jeanne Kraus, is fraught with peril from lifethreatening underwear to homeowners' associations. Lifestyle activities are recommended, along with full schedules of doctor visits. Humiliation lurks at every corner with shotgun makeup interventions, bodily function failures, and swiss cheese memory. Condom trees, risqué photos found in a laundry mound, and DNA-tainted ornaments all have their part in this series of incidents.

Jeanne includes advice for those aging ne'er do-wells who hope to make it to the pearly gates eventually. And even though this book will not change you in any way, there is something for everyone in Wrinkles, Waistlines, and Wet Pants. Even self-help junkies will be delighted with the three insightful but useless surveys.

Wrinkles, Waistbands, and Wet Pants was wittily written by Jeanne Kraus, and illustrated by her sister, Diana Arneson, both having experienced wrinkles, expanding waistlines, and wet pants.

My Review: This book was great. It's not your typical read. This is one of those books that I like to call a refresher book. You've read some good novels that keep you thinking, to give your brain a rest, you pick up a good and fun read. This is THAT read.

The fun part about this book is that these are true happenings {with a little exaggeration in some of them}. Now, while Jeanne is speaking of aging and is 60, you don't have to be 60 to enjoy this book. We'll leave my age out, but let's say I'm in my 30s. I found myself feeling so refreshed that she could laugh these things off -- talk about knowing how to live life! We have to be able to laugh at ourselves..and she does a wonderful job at it.

The main lesson from this book as I see it? Celebrate life--it's what you make of it. Oh, and have fun with the little quizzes in the back of the book {funny stuff}.

RATING: ♥♥♥♥♥

Pages: 242

Review copy of this book provided by the author/publisher in exchange for a fair and honest review. In no way did the provision of the book affect the outcome of my review.

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  1. Sounds like something I should read.. lol A little 'irreverence' is always refreshing. ;) Great review!

  2. This sounds great. Once again, you're adding to my books to purchase list. I don't read mear enough humor. And we could all use some.

  3. Hi Mystee. Thanks so much for reviewing my book. It has been a lot of fun writing it and now experiencing people's reactions to it. I have found it in great need for the boomer women's groups and especially groups that really need a laugh, like stroke survivors. Thanks again. I love your blog and will connect to mine. Feel free to visit me at


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