Just in case folks may not remember which George Lopez I refer to, he is a New York Times bestselling author, stand-up comedian, actor, and talk show host who lives in Los Angeles.
As of this day, the talented artist releases the new book he co-wrote with Alan Eisenstock, I’m Not Gonna Lie: And Other Lies You Tell When You Turn 50, from the publisher Celebra.
From one of the most celebrated and beloved comedians and actors of our time, George Lopez, comes this 288 pages hilarious, touching, and often wacky chronicle of life after fifty. I am not writing about any relative of mine.
Lopez just hit the half-century mark and the reset button on his life. Newly single and ready to embrace life, he was excited to turn fifty. It would be a welcome new phase in his life, a chance to say goodbye to a decade that included a kidney transplant and a divorce. But when he looked around a room full of his childhood friends, all gathered to celebrate his birthday, many now bald or overweight, it suddenly hit him that he was old.
What happened? And more importantly, what was he going to do about it? He learns the hard way that when you turn 50, everything changes. You pull a muscle in your sleep. You avoid mirrors at all costs, and always, always wear a robe. You have to schedule an appointment to have sex. You have to dye your hair and buy a bathtub with a door.
As he learns to embrace life after fifty, he invites readers into his world, sharing the ups and downs of getting older—from his relationship with a much younger woman to a bizarre session with a pet psychic, to a trip behind-the-scenes at his tumultuous two years at Lopez Tonight, to an intimate look at his sacred ground, the golf course—and, for the first time, he reveals in moving detail, the story of the battle for his life against kidney disease.
I’m Not Gonna Lie will make you laugh at yourself, cry about yourself, and look at turning fifty in a way you never would’ve imagined—through the eyes of George Lopez.
Source: Celebra, a division of Penguin Group (USA)
Liz Lopez, Austin