I Want to Stay the Way I Was

The new book by the author of the bestseller ‘I Thought Myself Younger’ – a tongue in cheek, ironic book about growing older.

If we look in the mirror today, we not only remember ourselves younger, but often also yearn for the ease of life of former years. Strangely enough, it is not only the wrinkles that increase with age, but also the quirks and peculiar emotional states. Monika Bittl’s social environment is also showing strange effects: Her husband’s hypochondria is increasing year by year – a cold becomes a dramatic near death experience, and the attractive best friend is convinced that she will never be lucky in love – thereby scaring off even the most persistent of suitors.
In her delightfully entertaining everyday stories, Monika Bittl satirizes the pitfalls encountered in the middle years of life.