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Curmudgeonism: A Surly Man's Guide to Midlife

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Discovering who you are is not just for teenagers. Midlife men must also rediscover the world around them while struggling with their own impending mortality and legacy, especially those who change careers and lifestyles.

Middle-aged men like me are under siege, beset on all sides by personal ambition, internal expectations, familial pressure, disillusionment, uncertainty,
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Paperback, 1st, 206 pages
Published September 15th 2014 by Graybeard Books
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Meghan
Oct 26, 2014 Meghan rated it it was amazing
I wasn't so sure about this book when I agreed to read it for a blog tour. I mean, it sounded funny and very interesting, and I have known a lot of curmudgeons in my lifetime, but most people's idea of funny is just not my idea of funny, and I end up reading the whole thing with a straight face, never laughing once, wondering how the book got so many 5 stars on Amazon. Something was telling me I should give it a try and I am so glad that I did.

This book is beyond what I could have ever expected
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Jenn
Oct 09, 2014 Jenn rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2014
An unexpected combination of humor and insight, reflection and advice, this book is part memoir and part directive. Don't want to goose-step into the PC approach to man – aging? This is the guide you didn't know you needed.
Marsha
Dec 14, 2014 Marsha rated it it was amazing
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Curmudgeonism: A Surly Man's Guide to Midlife by Kelly Crigger is absolutely hilarious. It's funny because its true. One of the most fun books I have read all year. Loved it. Do it again!
Bob Cantrell
Sep 21, 2016 Bob Cantrell rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Not just for midlife

This book has a lot going for it. Perhaps the first thing is it helps to explain just what a curmudgeon is. The author sets an age limit for being a curmudgeon, but I have to disagree with him on that age limit. I feel that the age of curmudgeonism has be beyond 45 in fact curmudgeons improve with age. Now this is not just a book of pithy sayings, but a look at curmudgeonism in the fullest. In fact some of what is said might offend some people, but like the author says you ca
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philfalkenburry
Jul 07, 2016 philfalkenburry rated it it was amazing
This is a remarkably fun book to read. I may not be middle aged but this book is inherently good and hitting on things men view and think. the level of curmudgeonism one has is explained and causing the younger man to smile knowing hes growing to become a crotchety and hopefully wise.

If your a true blooded American and a Mans Man, then you should have already read this book. Just for the late review of this book, im going to read it again! and you should too!
adam asay
Has some fun moment, but leaves confused in the end.

The book starts out strong and has some really good moments.

He however quickly runs out of steam and has quite a bit of filler in there.
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Oct 16, 2014 Kelly Crigger rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
Greatest book in the world for middle aged men. But I could be biased.
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Finally. A training manual for curmudgeons.
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