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A Short Guide to a Long Life Hardcover – January 7, 2014
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“A Short Guide to a Long Life explores the simple idea that a healthy tomorrow starts with good habits today.” (Fortune)
“The little volume contains Agus’s starkest, most clear-cut prescriptions yet…in a field rife with caveats, Agus speaks with a ringing clarity.” (Wired)
“[Dr. Agus] makes better health feel like an attainable goal.” (Boston Globe)
“The beauty of Agus’ book is that it is short, comes straight to the point, and is devoid of arcane medical terms. The other sublime effect is that it was written to ‘prevent’ poor health practices, rather than deal with the costly solutions needed to cure you.” (Forbes)
“Little line drawings and a conversational, fatherly tone make this guide light and easy to follow…readers who have already taken Agus as a health guru will love it.” (Publishers Weekly)
"[A] small but important book… This is a book that could change your life, literally. Even following half the tips can make a huge difference in how you feel each day…If you are going to check out a new book this summer, A Short Guide to a Long Life is a great one to start with.” (News-Gazette (Champaign, IL))
About the Author
David B. Agus, MD, author of the New York Times and international bestsellers The End of Illness and A Short Guide to a Long Life, is a professor of medicine and engineering at the University of Southern California and heads USC’s Westside Cancer Center and the Center for Applied Molecular Medicine. He is one of the world’s leading physicians and pioneering biomedical researchers, and is a CBS News contributor. He lives in Beverly Hills, California.
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What makes this book so good is the reminder and reinforcement of how much influence we can actually have on our own health. In a world of depressing information, where so much seems to be out of our control, this book reminds us we can have a great impact on our own and on our children's lives by living healthy.
The author clearly points out simple actions we can do to improve our quality of life.
On a negative note, some people reading this book look only at 1% of the information presented and get upset because it does not support their point of view. The first thing I notice on this site are the negative reviews. They seem to be written by one person or a small group trying to discredit the author based on a single issue, genetically modified foods. People many times get so stuck on a single issue they forget there is a whole world of other issues out there and you need to look at the whole.
This book is one of the few books out there that can actually have a great positive impact on your life.
Although I haven't been reading this myself, my mother hasn't stopped since she got it. She has told me a number of times how much she's enjoying reading it. Good purchase!
The Intent: provide a great summary of well documented findings across a variety of fields. I think the title makes that clear, and I really enjoyed it.
Unlike most health, and self-help books, this isn't filled with pages of the writer's own opinions, the latest fad that you'll quickly forget by next year, or in some cases outright quackery as most texts are.
This is a collection of methodically researched findings, by 1000s of other scientists and studies, compiled in to an easy to digest, short book, that can be read quickly by anyone.
It's like Cliff's Notes for a healthy life. It's a wonderful book.
Dr Agus, is an ivy league trained cancer doc that saves peoples lives everyday.
This book is small in size and in writing, however, I like that because it is almost like a quick guide to extending your life.
It is a quick read and there were some concepts I had not considered and have now implemented.
The good thing about Dr Agus, is he does not give you his opinion. He only gives you facts based on real studies, and another thing I like he does not dig into the scientific details that make your eyes water with bordeom.
Overall good buy.
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