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The Art of Aging: A Doctor's Prescription for Well-Being Paperback – May 6, 2008
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Some of the reviewers of the book I have seen including the outstanding Joseph Epstein have said that Nuland at points is platitudinous, and preachy. They say he at certain points ceases being the sharp, perceptive first - rate observer he was in his earlier award- winning book, "The Way We Die"
But in my understanding Nuland is balanced, humane and realistic throughout this work. For instance, in one interesting section he counters the proposal of a scientist working to eliminate death. Nuland makes a strong argument that the death of the individual serves the well- being of the species, and its survival.
It seems to me to anyone interested in growing old in the best way possible would do well to read this book..
I highly recommend this book to anyone who has reached 65 and doesn't fully understand what to expect will happen to them from now until their passing.
Chief among these life giving/extending practices, are the intrinsic rewards offered to those who, in some way, live for the benefit of others. My heart resonated with the stories of people who by serving others have found purpose and therefore life. This book makes a great birthday gift for anyone who is on or is beginning his or her later life journey. It causes one to reflect on the fascinating adventures that could be in store for those who ponder the possibilities of an extraordinary purpose filled life.
Nuland avoids any preachiness and he does not offer a cranky view of the aging process. What he suggests - exercise, diet, sound habits, deep relationships, meaningful work - are not exactly things we haven't heard before but they are presented persuasively here.
Those facing middle age and older will find practicality within these pages and an outline of strategies that might not make you live any longer, but will certainly help you squeeze more life out of the time that is left us!
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Im not sure about the world ART, but its interesting with lots of new information!Published 1 month ago by char richmond
Great read for those of us not willing to accept that we agePublished 3 months ago by nancy mouat-rich
I was Touched by a profound wisdom when reading this book. Just what I need. If I had read it before but the second chance is welcome in my life.Published 6 months ago by C. alvarez
This is a book that will make you think About your own ageing and how you might make it more rewarding to yourself and others.Published 6 months ago by Donald J. Courtright
A compendium on how to philosophize for those entering the old age. Well written, insightfull narrative of ones experiences. Read morePublished 7 months ago by H. Baki Iz
This is "right on". If you appreciate candor and facts, then you must read this book. A guideline to how to "do it right".Published 9 months ago by mac's back
This is a well written book by a skilled storyteller. I did at times wish I was done, but also enjoyed it at times. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Straightforward
Found this book to be an excellent guide to understanding the cycles of life and it's effect on the individual. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Mary Donnelly