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

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Just when you thought you’d never see Crystal emceeing an Academy awards show again, we hear he’ll host the sold-out AMPAS tribute to Sophia Loren on May 4 at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater. 

The veteran comic is pitching a book to New York publishers with his own special take on getting older.

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.