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Dave Barry Turns 50 - in the Large Print edition* All Random House Large Print Editions are printed in a 16-point type.And no, hes not going to whine about it. In fact, hes not going to dwell on the negative aspects of turning 50 at all, like theMoreDave Barry Turns 50 - in the Large Print edition* All Random House Large Print Editions are printed in a 16-point type.And no, hes not going to whine about it. In fact, hes not going to dwell on the negative aspects of turning 50 at all, like the weight gain that results from merely watching food commercials, or that you discover random hairs sprouting from unexpected sectors of your body.Instead, Dave is going to make all of you out there under the half-century mark envious with a rundown of the advantages of turning 50. For instance, you know all those newspaper articles about Middle East turmoil you read because you think you should? Dave doesnt read em, because with his eyes he cant! And you know all that energy you expend trying to look and sound hip? Dave doesnt, because after 50 its hopeless and hes through trying to be one of the Boyz N the Burbz.And Dave writes not only about being 50, but also about 50 years of inventions (Oreos, Silly Putty), arts (Howdy Doody, TV commercials), politics (the Cold War, the Cold War, and more of the Cold War), and other baby boomer nostalgia.So call Dave and let him know how much youre looking forward to reading Dave Barry Turns 50. But not right now--hes sleeping.Ten Signs That You Might Be Losing It1. You tend to forget things.2. When you drive your car, you notice that people yell at you a lot. Often, these people are lying on your hood.3. On more than one occasion, while shaving, you have noticed that your razor seemed kind of dull. Upon closer examination, your razor turned out to be your toothbrush.4. Youre always searching for the right word or name. Youll be telling an anecdote, and youll get stuck on a name, and youll tell your listeners: You know! That guy! With the thing! He has that thing! That guy! And everybody will start trying to guess who youre talking about, as if youre playing charades, and finally, after ten minutes of this, it will turn out that the name youre trying to remember is: The Pope. By this time, of course, you have no recollection of the original anecdote.5. You sometimes address your spouse as General Eisenhower.6. You tend to forget things.7. You sometimes wear a bathrobe to the office.8. And it isnt your office.9. It isnt your bathrobe, either.10. You tend to forget things.