Gail Forrest

Gail Forrest is a comedy writer and stand up comic. She studied at Second City in Chicago and has performed at Pretty Funny Women and Flappers in LA, as well as Second City to name a few. She has a published book Gonepausal on Amazon about women in midlife and is working on a new book which includes men and promises to be just as funny with even more insights on aging.

Be Afraid, Be Very Afraid.

By Gail Forrest Baby Boomers be afraid, be very afraid. Advertisers are after us and they're getting too close for comfort. I try as hard as I can to be strong and stay away from the TV, but I am weak and love a good flat screen. I have little...

Crazy Age Calculations. If 60 is the new 40, then what is 70 or 30?

by Gail Forrest In my desperate need not to be culturally defined as a "senior citizen," I am thrilled when I see articles that re-calculate age. It is confusing but I try and keep up as best as my brain can do the math. I actually just read that sixty...

“Here comes my 19th nervous breakdown”

I needed a cabana boy with a tropical drink. I needed a Xanax. I was at the top of the steps, considering jumping (there were only two). I was on the verge of a psycho-technological breakdown...the 21st century replacement to the good old-fashioned nervous breakdown. Wasn't it easier when family...

Cougarism Revisited

I am having a reversal of critical thinking on being a Cougar. It’s beginning to seem like smart life planning. Flat abs vs flabby — who wouldn’t want to look at that coming out of the shower? A man who doesn’t require a medical alert necklace like my dates....