Is impotence contagious? At what age should a senior be surgically separated from his automobile? And obligated to donate his sex toys to The Salvation Army? These and other timely questions are among those not answered in Eric Nichol's latest cure for serious reading Old Is In. This palsied opus responds to demographics warning that our western society is about to be engulfed by a tidal wave of seniors, folk who have thought that 'oldness' was something that happened only to people in China. Yes, the Boomers have made the late bloomer of ageing. How to cope? Is stoicism the answer? Hell, no! The best way to relieve the stiff upper lip is with a smile. And that prescription is filled, merrily, by Eric Nicol's Old Is In.
Eric Nicol, one of Canada's best-known satirical writers, is the author of more than 35 books and has won the Stephen Leacock Memorial Medal for Humour three times. He lives in Vancouver and describes himself as "pretty well retired from everything but breathing."