Is impotence contagious? At what age should a senior be surgically separated from his automobile, or obligated to donate his sex toys to the Salvation Army?
These and other timely questions are among those not answered in Eric Nicol'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.
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, born in Kingston, Ontario, as an aftermath of the First World War, is the only Canadian to have combined two great feats: earning three Leacock medals for humour and a criminal record for contempt of court -- one of the many establishments he has lampooned. he now approaches his gay nineties with a straight face.