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Product Details

  • Paperback: 264 pages
  • Publisher: Greenleaf Book Group Press; 1 edition (January 14, 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1626340390
  • ISBN-13: 978-1626340398
  • Product Dimensions: 0.8 x 6 x 9.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 13.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (27 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #112,749 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"Live Long, Die Short is the Rosetta Stone of successful aging. Beautifully written by Dr. Roger Landry, this book translates the most up-to-date science related to human wellness and vitality into an engaging guide to a better life."  ~Dr. Bill Thomas



"A must-read ... Even more: a must reference. The Dr. Spock book for aging! Keep it on the shelf and dog-ear parts that you will refer back to often ... Well done, honest and hopeful." 
~Larry Minnix, president and CEO of LeadingAge 


"In Live Long, Die Short, Dr. Roger Landry presents a wealth of practical and scientifically sound recommendations on what it takes to age successfully. It will change your expectations of aging. Live Long, Die Short is a must-read for everyone who cares about living well at any age." 
~Colin Milner, CEO of the International Council on Active Aging 

From the Author

I wrote this book to be Healthy Aging 101.  I want it to allow the reader to step back from the barrage of health and medical claims out there, and with the rational, core criteria provided in this book, be able to decide what they need to do to be truly healthy and age in a better way.  This book is for those who want to thrive but are unsure of how to change and what changes to make to stay vibrant as they age.
It's also a call to action for each one of us, for our organizations, towns, cities, and very society, to incorporate the spectacular new knowledge about how to age successfully into our policies in order to realize the potential of each one of us to live a long vital life and limit the time we're sick and impaired.  It's a call to join a movement to make aging a fulfilling and rewarding adventure.
Lastly, I wanted this book to be readable and a comfort to all who want to be all they can be.
     Be well and flourish!
         Roger Landry MD MPH

Customer Reviews

It is written in very clear terms and a great selection.
Richard Conklin
Aging successfully can be done and can lead to a happier life as we age.
Jean Umemura
This is a book that everyone should read, no matter what their age.
Silvery

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Chris Warren on December 31, 2013
Format: Paperback
Really enjoyed reading this book. A great guide for young and old to make small steps toward a more fulfilling lifestyle. Lots of great tips and questions that got me thinking about my own life. The tips and support given are based in research and fact making it all the more valid. Gave this book as a gift to several family members and friends too!
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful By David's Wife on March 3, 2014
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I received this book free to review from Netgalley. I do not think this book is for the general public. It refers frequently to a MacArthur Foundation study and to Masterpiece Living. I looked those up and it looks like Masterpiece Living is a group of retirement communities. I think that this book is probably best for the people who live in those retirement communities because it seems to be aimed at those people and advertising that lifestyle.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Silvery on February 22, 2014
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The author stuffs a lot of incredibly good information from many fields into this book, including medical research. cultural anthropology, psychology and numerous sciences to back the premises he puts forward. At the same time, the tone is very personal with edges of humor and draws the reader into the guide as a part of their own journey. The concepts involved are excellently documented and understandable.

Most importantly, Landry deals most effectively with the concepts of change and changing habits quite in line with current concepts around these issues. Those changes embrace all levels of what it means to be a contemporary human: the physical, the emotional, the spiritual, the relational, the mind, all those planes on which we exist in this world. He leads the reader to finding effective ways to support the shifts needed to live long and die short.

This is a book that everyone should read, no matter what their age.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Danielle Palli on December 30, 2013
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I was able to purchase an advanced copy of LLDS, and am happy to review it. The timing of this book was particularly profound for me. As I'm now entering the "40-something" category, and beginning to see those visible signs of aging, I began to question how I can keep improving physically, intellectually and spiritually as I continue to age. Many of my friends are also becoming caretakers of their parents and grandparents, and looking for ways to encourage their loved ones to remain socially engaged and active in the community. This book is a roadmap for people of all ages to live their best life, and a necessary resource to everyone's personal library.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By George Devins on April 4, 2014
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Dr. Landry lays out the path to long quality of life, short windows of decline (morbidity compression) and health care savings so substantial funding our remaining health care needs would be inconsequential. All are outcomes of successful aging. Drawing on numerous scientific resources as well as his own career as chief flight surgeon, US Air Force, and as preventative physician, Dr. Landry joins many other experts in a compelling connection of the dots. Told in his own natural and unique style, this book is one you can refer to over and over again. Full of very good stuff.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By robert a. mullen on March 28, 2014
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Very insightful, well written book. Landry is a very successful, down-to-earth guy, and his Masterpiece Living program is being used by a number of large healthcare facilities. I recommend the book to anyone of any age. It describes life's most vital challenges and offers sensible, practical solutions. RAM
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Doug on April 26, 2014
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Best read in years (and, as a professor, I read a lot). Highly recommended for all ages. Enjoy and think!!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By William Crowell on April 21, 2014
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Book very helpful in trying to lead a life that make sense--not vague generalities but,specific recomendations--recently heard Dr. Landry speak in Elyria--Bill
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More About the Author

Dr. Roger Landry is a preventive medicine physician, author of award-winning "Live Long, Die Short: A Guide to Authentic Health and Successful Aging" and President of Masterpiece Living, a group of multi-discipline specialists in aging who partner with communities to assist them in becoming destinations for continued growth. Trained at Tufts University School of Medicine and Harvard University School of Public Health, Dr. Landry specializes in building environments that empower older adults to maximize their unique potential.

He has been featured nationally and internationally on radio and TV with NBC, FOXNews, ABC and CBS as well as BBC, Growing Bolder and 2GB radio (Australia). Dr. Landry has also written exclusive articles, and been called on as an expert in the field of aging, by publications such as US News and World Report, Huffington Post US/Canada, About.com -Assisted Living, Expert Beacon and eHow and makes regular appearances on MBLN. Dr. Landry was also featured in GRAND Magazine, Senior Planet, Journal of Aging and Health, Denver Post and ThirdAge, and his book, Live Long, Die Short has been endorsed by AARP, is a gold medal winner in the 2014 Living Now Book Awards, and was a 2014 Top Pick for MORE magazine.

Dr. Landry was a flight surgeon in the Air Force for more than 22 years keeping pilots and other aircrew healthy and performing at their best. One of his charges was world famous test pilot, Chuck Yeager. Dr. Landry retired as a highly decorated full colonel and chief flight surgeon at the Air Force Surgeon General's Office in Washington, DC after duty on five continents and being medically involved in a number of significant world events including: Vietnam, the Chernobyl Nuclear Disaster, the Beirut bombing of the Marine Barracks, the first seven Shuttle launches and the first manned balloon crossing of the Pacific. For well over a decade, Dr. Landry has focused his efforts on older adults as a lecturer, researcher, consultant and author. For more information about Dr. Landry and his work, visit www.MyMasterpieceLiving.com and www.LiveLongDieShort.com.

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