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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (278 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Carol Leifer Narrator: Carol Leifer Publisher: Phoenix Books Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: March 2010 ISBN:
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Not long ago it occurred to Carol Leifer that she had to stop telling one of her favorite stories - seeing The Beatles perform at Shea Stadium - because it dated her. But then she thought: what's that about? I see now that when you deny your age, you deny yourself, she says, and when you lie about your age, you become your inauthentic twin. But most importantly, when you lie about your age, they win. (And of course by 'they', I mean the terrorists).

In When You Lie About Your Age, the Terrorists Win, comedy veteran Leifer tells hilarious stories about herself in her own voice; her Long Island childhood; her late beloved father, the inveterate teller of dirty jokes (I see now that, as a child, a lot of looking up to your parents has to do with height); and her 88-year-old mother who is still a practicing psychologist. Along the way, she also takes shots at plastic surgery, class reunions, the techno craze, Chanukah, becoming a parent at midlife, and a host of other 21st century craziness.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kanna | 2/16/2014

    " Funny bits & crying bits. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Debra | 2/3/2014

    " I read the book....I know I did. But I don't remember much about it. That's how much it impressed me. I remember the author discovered that she was a lesbian, she had a cancer scare and she raised little tiny dogs. You don't need to read this book to experience any of that... just look out your living room window. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Fran Hemingway-large | 1/23/2014

    " Received a copy from my sister. It's a fun read, not a joke book but more a humorous autobiography. I learned a little Jewish terminology along the read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 pati | 1/17/2014

    " Kind of a rant, a funny one, but still a rant. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Meganmcskimming | 12/25/2013

    " A little hard to relate too...over all humorous but not as funny as I was expecting... "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Cindy | 12/20/2013

    " Disappointing. I enjoy watching this author do her "stand up" routine, that's why I bought the book. Unfortunately, her writing is not as funny as her live, in-person delivery. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Debbie | 12/5/2013

    " A book club choice...not a good one. Supposed to be laugh-out-loud musings of a 50-something on life and aging. Uh uh. Only a couple of chuckles from this reviewer. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cursingmama | 11/20/2013

    " Note that this book is not all fun and games, because it isn't. No, When You Lie About Your Age the Terrorists Win is also a lot about growing up, figuring out who you are, and being happy with it. Carols thoughts, insights and and honesty are not only fun & funny to read; but also touching and often heart warming. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bonnie Love | 11/2/2013

    " Needed pictures. It was an autobiography..funny. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Dot | 9/16/2013

    " the author is a comedy writer and does have a number of funny lines. Mostly this is a memoir. I thought it would be more about some of the humor in aging. Need some of that right now. If you want to read the book, let me know, I will send you my copy. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Riana Elizabeth | 9/15/2013

    " Received this as a birthday present. Wasn't impressed. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jgknobler | 9/2/2013

    " A book of humorous essays by a TV comedy writer. Somehow Leifer seems a bit self-satisfied, and her writing is pleasant but not particularly insightful or interesting. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sarah | 7/23/2013

    " It was good. Not as funny as I was hoping but it may have been that the last few chapters dealt with death and grief. Hard to walk away laughing when you are still crying about her fathers brown shoes. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nicole | 6/6/2013

    " Hilarious! I loved it! A few times I laughed to the point of tears! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lori | 3/5/2013

    " This was a fun, light read. It was similar to reading a stand-up routine, but with longer and more detailed stories. I found the author to be both likeable and funny. I even laughed out loud a few times. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cindy Prevost | 2/27/2013

    " I enjoyed reading this book after reading "When You are Engulfed in Flames" by David Sedaris. Leifer gives the lesbian view of life. She is not as irreverant as Sedaris, but she is funny. I loved her take on bumper stickers. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Marjorie Elwood | 1/30/2013

    " Not nearly as funny as I thought it might be, both from a review and the blurb on the inside of the cover. It seems that so much of comedy is delivery and timing - having jokes written down doesn't do much for me. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Marilyn | 11/29/2012

    " This book was boring and banal. I'm sure Carol is a great comedian but somehow her patter loses luster when put on paper. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Pat | 10/19/2012

    " Funny and also surprisingly touching and full of good advice and philosophical thinking. And because she's only a couple of years younger than I am, there were a lot of laughs of recognition. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Gabby | 8/3/2012

    " Really funny and very insightful. I'm still wondering why my mother recommended a book with large themes on getting older though. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Sabiel | 5/24/2012

    " The funniest line in the book is the title...and then it's all steadily downhill from there... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Joshua | 8/3/2011

    " A pretty funny read. Didn't really need the feminist/ newly middle aged lesbian glub glub glub ever 4 pages, but other than that, it was an easy page turner. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cindy a/k/a LuLu Brown | 3/15/2011

    " Some great observations about women of a certain age! And how could I resist that title. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Joshua | 3/15/2011

    " A pretty funny read. Didn't really need the feminist/ newly middle aged lesbian glub glub glub ever 4 pages, but other than that, it was an easy page turner. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Cindy | 8/9/2010

    " Disappointing. I enjoy watching this author do her "stand up" routine, that's why I bought the book. Unfortunately, her writing is not as funny as her live, in-person delivery. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kim | 6/8/2010

    " This was entertaining. I probably wouldn't reread it. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Tal | 5/19/2010

    " Carol Leifer is a well know comedy writer, who used to write for Seinfeld, The Gary Shandling show and many others. This is a fun, easy read of short passages that Carol's experienced or has an opinion about. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tracy | 2/23/2010

    " I found it interesting, funny and thought provoking. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Debbie | 1/20/2010

    " A book club choice...not a good one. Supposed to be laugh-out-loud musings of a 50-something on life and aging. Uh uh. Only a couple of chuckles from this reviewer. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Pat | 9/26/2009

    " Funny and also surprisingly touching and full of good advice and philosophical thinking. And because she's only a couple of years younger than I am, there were a lot of laughs of recognition. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lenega | 8/25/2009

    " Lovely, good natured, funny essays on life, love (and love of self), family, animals (learning to love them, rescuing them, no longer eating them). An easy and touching read. Saw Carol speak at the Taking Action for Animals conference--she's just lovely and warm and open and opinionated. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Amber | 8/21/2009

    " There's nothing worse than reading someone who thinks she's funny...but isn't. "

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