How Not to Act Old: 185 Ways to Pass for Phat, Sick, Hot, Dope, Awesome, or at Least Not Totally Lame

Another website becomes a book in Pamela Redmond Satran’s HOW NOT TO ACT OLD: 185 WAYS TO PASS FOR PHAT, SICK, HOT, DOPE, AWESOME, OR AT LEAST NOT TOTALLY LAME. It does just what it says, with advice dished on everything from Facebooking to pop-culture references that instantly date you.

Whether these tips are to be considered purely practical or taken with grain a salt, I’m unsure, because Satran writes with admirable wit. Each topic is handled quickly, sometimes with a fun list as accompaniment. If you don’t know that SEO stands for “Search Engine Optimization,” you’re exactly the target this work seeks.

The editor in me disagrees with her assertion that e-mails shouldn’t be written with proper capitalization and punctuation. Nor do I see why bringing donuts to share with co-workers makes you old; in mine, it makes you a friggin’ hero! But the one directed at women telling them not to save sex for the weekend — now there’s a piece of advice I could get behind. And on top. And … —Rod Lott

Buy it at Amazon.

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