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How to Grow Old

Narrated by: John Bishop
Length: 7 hrs and 1 min
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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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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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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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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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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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Wet myself.

This is the first book. I have listen to by John Bishop very well read And well, written. John On as a 55 year old black man. I feel your pain. And you up and downs. Thank you, mate. Thomas

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bishops still brilliant

loved it . john bishops observations on life as we all get older . loved the bit on technology, far too true in my case

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Comforting thoughts for all us old farts.

Great book and read from John. Not laugh-out-loud, more a continuous smile of recognition throughout the book.

Good company while on long drives around the country.

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Maybe I was thinking this was going to be funny, just a monologue, got bored

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Thank you

I’m so glad I listened to John Bishop. Due to a stroke, holding a book is one of life’s challenges.
Not only did it feel more real John reading, but raised my spirit no end. Having had a life changing experience has changed me for the better. Listening to John recounting his experience makes me more determined to plough on regardless of being 67.