HumorOutcasts Radio Interview with Perry Block “Nouveau Old, Formerly Cute”

It has been said that youth is wasted on the young. If you can relate to that sentiment then it is likely that you will empathize with my interview of Perry Block; the author of, Nouveau Old, Formerly Cute.

Perry is a Baby Boomer who no longer can reconcile his own image in the mirror with a more youthful and handsome self-image that he seems to carry around with him. Of course, who among us has a completely accurate self-image? I certainly picture myself with darker hair and bulging abs.

This is an experience that all of us can understand and it isn’t always pleasant. Should it be?

Maybe not. We are in a society that extols the virtues of positivism. Every cloud has to have a silver lining. There is almost a shroud of political correctness wrapped around us at all times that compels us not ever to say that a particular stage of our life or a given experience just sucks. That is not to say that these moments have to be an awful source of depression either, but just as the cliché goes, “It is what it is.”  

Billy Dees and Perry Block

Perry talks about aging as it relates to different aspects of life such as coping with social trends and changing relationships with a nervous energy that fuels an edgy sense of humor. He can sometimes take you down a path that you fully anticipate will go one direction but then somehow directs you to a place that isn’t even on the map.

I completely appreciate Perry’s attitude but then again I’ve been going through a mid-life crisis for about the last thirty years so what do I know? Maybe you should listen to the interview yourself.

Perry wants to know how you like the title of his book, “Nouveau Old, Formerly Cute,” so be sure to tweet him at @PerryBlock and let him know.

Please give the podcast a listen right here on For your convenience the interview is also available on most of the major podcasting platforms including iTunes Apple Podcasts and Stitcher. It can also be accessed on TuneIn through your Amazon Alexa streaming device. The episode is titled on these services as, “HOPress HumorOutcasts Radio Perry Block – Nouveau Old, Formerly Cute” under Billy Dees.

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  1. Great interview. I always enjoy listening to humor writers talk about their craft, what drives their humor, and how they use their skills to tickle the funny bone.

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