Billy Crystal to Write a Humor Book About Aging (Exclusive)

The veteran comic is pitching a book to New York publishers with his own special take on getting older.
Billy Crystal to Write a Humor Book About Aging (Exclusive)
Billy Crystal to Write a Humor Book About Aging (Exclusive)
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This story first appeared in the August 17 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine.

Ever since Nora Ephron penned I Feel Bad About My Neck, the book business has busted out with all kinds of meanderings on aging -- all by women. Now Billy Crystal, 64, has penned his own tome on senior citizenship, which sources say is "hilarious."

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And if it's anything like his vent on maturing told to a sixth-grade class in City Slickers ("In your 40s, one of your old girlfriends becomes a grandmother!"), the New York publishers he's now meeting with will be game. Calls to his rep were not returned.

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It will be interesting to see aging from the point of view of a male, and since it's Crystal, we know it will be side-splittingly funny. Not all this material is new: Crystal's been telling age jokes ever since he got to middle age. And he's portrayed elderly Jewish men -- and even old vampires -- in some comedy videos he's made for the website Funny or Die.