Book of Ages 30

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Crown Publishing Group, 2003 - Humor - 180 pages
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Birthdays. Everyone has one. Even the most inconsequential inspires some combination of reflection, regret, and hope. A few times in life, though, comes a birthday that's more than just another annual event. Like 30. This landmark moment arrives with equal parts dread and awe. For some, it's a chance to celebrate and reflect on successes enjoyed. For others, it requires the acknowledgement that one has much to account for on life's ledger. Either way, big birthdays serve as turning points that cause even the most sanguine among us to stop and reflect on life - and the lives of others who are the same age. BOOK OF AGES: 30 examines in obsessive, entertaining detail the seminal age of 30, telling you everything you'd ever want to know and a few things you probably didn't. It sets out to answer the three questions we invariably ask ourselves when staring across the birthday cake: How do I stack up to people my age? What have others accomplished - or failed to - by time the time they reached 30? What do I have to look forward to in the next phase of life? The answers uapresented as demographic statistics, factoids, short biographical portraits of famous and infamous people at 30, quotes and sage observations uaare guaranteed to entertain and surprise. Chapters include: You Are 30 (The average 30-year-old has held 7.5 jobs; 62% of30-somethings label themselves overweight); Life Begins at 30 (Oprah Winfrey moves to Chicago to take over the ailing half-hour talk-show "A.M. Chicago"); Love and Sex (1 of 25 women is a virgin; almost 80% have cohabitated by the time they turn 30); Money and Power at 30 (in 1976, George W. Bush, at 30, pleads guilty to misdemeanor charges of driving under the influence, and is fined $150); When They Were 30 (George Clooney plays a supporting role in the TV series "Baby Talk"; Edvard Munch paints "The Scream"); Life Ends at 30 (at 30 the average person starts losing 10% of muscle mass); You After 30 (between 35 and 44 your average debt will jump to $40,000). Finally, there will be a few blank pages in the back of the book for notes, in case people want to write down facts about themselves when they turned 30.

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cute book

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I bought this for a 30th birthday gift. Its a neat little book. Good for people who like little random facts and tidbits of information. Read full review


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