cover image Time Flies

Time Flies

Bill Cosby. Doubleday Books, $15.95 (176pp) ISBN 978-0-385-24040-6

Cosby reached a wide audience with Fatherhood, a memoir of his experiences raising children. Now, at age 50, he here considers the inevitabilities of the aging process, writing with the same winning mixture of common sense and humor that marked the earlier book. He confronts the shibboleths of the geriatric industry in the United States, addressing them with wise witticisms in the mini crises of his own aginghis first gray hair, his first trifocals, etc. As psychiatrist Poussaint points out in his instructive introduction, Cosby ""serves as our puckish and empathetic guide to humorous journeys through the fitful stages of life.'' The inimitable Cosby style of personalized, self-deprecating humor resonates for all. 1,750,000 first printing; major ad/promo. (September 16)