Books Related to Aging

 

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The End of Old Age – Living a Longer, More Purposeful Life by Marc E. Agronin (New York, NY: Da Capo Press, 2018).
A call to no longer see aging as an implacable enemy and to start seeing it as a developmental force for enhancing well-being, meaning and longevity”. The focus is on what so what does this mean for me and my family? Provides an action plan to help us age better by improving how we value the aging process.

How We Age, A Doctor’s Journey Into The Heart of Growing Old by Marc E. Agronin (New York, NY: Da Capo Press, 2011).
Drawing on moving personal experiences – those of his patients and their families, as well as his own – and on in-depth interviews with pioneers in the field. A look at what aging means today: how our bodies and brains change over time and how even the very way we understand aging is changing too.

Happiness Is a Choice We Make: Lessons from a Year Among the Oldest Old by John Leland, (New York, NY: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1918).
About what to means to grow old and guide to well- being. An enduring collection of lessons that emphasizes, above all the influence we can exercise over the quality of our lives. A reflection on how “to live better” – informed by those who have mastered the art.

Living an Examined Life: Wisdom for The Second Half of the Journey by James Hollis, PhD, (Boulder CO: Sounds True Inc., 2018).
Offers an essential guidebook for anyone at a crossroads in life. Guides you through 21 areas for self-inquiry and growth. Inspires one toward a life of personal authority, integrity and fulfillment.

Conscious Living, Conscious Aging, Embracing and Savoring Your Next Chapter by Ron Pevny, (NY, NY: Simon & Schuster, 2014).
An empowering guide with practical tools to help one live a passionate, fulfilling second half of life. A valuable resource for those seeking purpose, service and continual growth in the later chapters of their life.

Natural Causes, An Epidemic of Wellness, The Certainty of Dying and Killing Ourselves to Live Longer by Barbara Ehrenreich. New York, NY: Grand Central Publishing, 2018.
A book that offers an entirely new understanding of our bodies, ourselves and our place in the universe.Describes how we over prepare and worry way too much about what is inevitable.

Women Rowing North: Navigating Life’s Currents and Flourishing as We Age by Pipher (NY, NY: Bloomsbury Publishing, 2019). Women growing older contend with ageism, misogyny, and loss. Yet as Mary Pipher shows, most older women are deeply happy and filled with gratitude for the gifts of life. Their struggles help them grow into the authentic, and wise people they have always wanted to be. She offers a timely examination of the cultural and developmental issues women face as they age.