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Summary

Penguin presents the audiobook edition of How to Grow Old by John Bishop.

Whether he likes it or not, John is getting older. His hair is greying, it’s getting that much harder to stay fit and the potential to become something of embarrassment is ever increasing.

But hope is not lost. 

How to Grow Old is John’s offering to the world. With sage advice on how to avoid the common pitfalls of age, intimate confessions and spit-your-dentures-out hilarious commentary on his own advancing years, this is his observational comic writing at its very best. If you were concerned about how not to be boring or how to get rid of your should-be-old-enough-to-manage kids, this audiobook has the answers.

©2019 John Bishop (P)2019 Penguin Audio

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Truly hated this book

A savage attack on the ordinary overweight not very fashionable man, not at all funny, it only brought me down, truly hated this book.

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A book the over 50s can identify with

Not what I expected, in that it's not trying to be a funny book, but more of a thoughtful look at the issues around getting old, and how the author has dealt with them.. good and bad. I think I actually enjoyed it more being like that than I would have done if it had been the comedy I expected. Definitely recommend to men of a certain vintage, like.me. :-)

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disappointing

not a huge John bishop fan but thought as a middle aged man myself I could relate to this book. sadly as it goes on it's just him whittering on about his health and how to improve it. genuinely not funny nor very entertaining gave up at chapter 7. avoid.

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fantastic read /listen. down to earth .funny.

a really good enjoyable funny read exploring getting old and more!!!! bit of autobiography throw in as well

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funny but poignant

I was not a fan of John Bishop but this book has changed my opinion. The book is funny at times but parts are very poignant as well. if your a fan you'll love it but if your not just give it a try it may change your mind like it did me.

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Honest John

Very enjoyable, funny, informative and honest. As a 50 plus year old I resonated with everything John Bishop said. A must listen to

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Laughs ,Life & Common Sense

Absolutely brilliant and honest. I think all men would learn something! A book worth having on the shelf! An audio definitely worth keeping!

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Top gezzer

This is slightly deeper than his last book but still funny and worth a read , loved his comments about horse racing!

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not looking forward to old age now

loved the first half or so but then it began to dawn on me; I'm not rich and famous and never will be now! the end is quite dismal.

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I absolutely loved this book

I think John is lovely man, his out look on life & how he can make it humerus is very special. I watched the connection he had with the rehabilitation of the 2 whales & the companion he & all the crew had, what you see with John is a very truthful & genuine person with no airs & graces, a truly lovely human being. This book was so funny in parts but sad in others I was surprised to hear that John was depressed but through out the years it seems a lot of comedians seem to suffer (Tommy Copper & Robin Williams are just 2).
A very enjoyable book & I would highly recommend listening to it.