A deep and thoughtful look at what it means to age, how to do it well and why we care at all.
Anne Karpf’s new book, How to age, is a deep and thoughtful look at what it means to age, how to do it well and why we care at all.
In this practical book, Anne Karpf asks what it would mean to be 'pro-age'. Anne draws upon science, history and personal experience to reveal that the great challenge of ageing turns out to be none other than the challenge of living. And the real meaning of ageing well, if such a concept has any value, is living an engaged life: to experience as wide a range of human emotions and experiences as possible.
How to age is fun and easy to read. It gets to the point quickly, as it’s not a lengthy tome, but the suggestions for further reading at the end help you to follow up on the ideas Anne proposes.
Anne Karpf is a writer, medical sociologist and award-winning journalist. A regular broadcaster, she is currently writing and presenting two one-hour BBC Radio 4 programmes.
Following on from the success of previous self-help books from The School of Life which covered life's great issues - work, sex, money, emotional maturity, digital life and changing the world, How to age is just one of a second series designed to help tackle difficult issues. Founder of The School of Life, Karpf's publisher and website, Alain de Botton, believes we need self-help books like never before and they can be of use to all. “Here are books that prove that the term ‘self-help’ doesn’t have to be either shallow or naïve,” he says.
How to age
The School of Life
RRP $19.99 – Buy on Booktopia for $15.95
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