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Spring Chicken: Stay Young Forever (or Die Trying) by [Bill Gifford]
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"Gifford skillfully navigates the many strands of aging research to create an entertaining narrative of the perils of getting old."
-"Kirkus"


"Bill Gifford's terrific Spring Chicken gives us a riveting account of the most important change of the last century-the doubling of our lifespans-and an intimate vision of what it will take to not only keep that trend going, but keep ourselves healthy and vibrant as we age."
-Steven Johnson, " New York Times" bestseller of "How We Got to Now"

"Spring Chicken is a masterful exploration of the fantasy and fact surrounding one of the most fundamental questions of humankind: why do we age?"
-David Perlmutter, MD, #1 "New York Times" bestselling author of "Grain Brain: The Surprising Truth About Wheat, Carbs and Sugar-Your Brain's Silent Killers"

"Spring Chicken is an utterly marvelous book - a guided tour of a fantastic, counterintuitive landscape (that happens to be your body), and also a whip-smart guide to living a longer and healthier life. With this book, Bill Gifford joins the ranks of Mary Roach and Bill Bryson as a science writer supreme, illuminating our world in a page-turning style that is as entertaining as it is enlightening."
-Daniel Coyle, "New York Times" bestselling author of "The Talent Code "


"You need this book. I grabbed it like a life preserver, and that's exactly what it is. Spring Chicken demolishes the worst hoaxes in anti-aging treatments-like crushed dog testicles, human growth hormone, and Suzanne Somers-and leaves you with the good news: by adopting a few easy-to-understand, easy-to-follow discoveries, you might just deactivate the time bombs in your fat cells and learn to follow in the springy, "successfully aging" footsteps of a 92-year-old pole vaulter."
-Christopher McDougall, "New York Times" bestselling author of "Born to Run" and "Natural Born Heroes" --This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition.

About the Author

Bill Gifford is a contributing editor for "Outside" magazine and has written on science, sports, and fitness for numerous publications, including "Wired, Businessweek, Men's Health, Men's Journal, Slate, "and "The New Republic," among other publications. He has been features editor of "Men's Journal" and executive editor of "Philadelphia" magazine. He is also the author of "Ledyard: In Search of the First American Explorer." He lives in New York City and central Pennsylvania. --This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition.

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  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B00LLIIZNE
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Grand Central Publishing (February 17, 2015)
  • Publication date ‏ : ‎ February 17, 2015
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 1647 KB
  • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Screen Reader ‏ : ‎ Supported
  • Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • X-Ray ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Word Wise ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 362 pages
  • Page numbers source ISBN ‏ : ‎ 1455527432
  • Lending ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
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