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BBC Radio 4 Book of The Week.

Carl Honoré captured the zeitgeist with his international sensation In Praise of Slow. In Bolder, he introduces us to another rising movement: a revolution in our approach to ageing.

Ageing is inevitable. In this time of longer lifespans, however, we have the potential to age better than ever before. Having travelled the globe to meet the pioneers who are redefining ageing, Carl Honoré explores the cultural, medical and technological trends that will help us make the most of our longer lives. He shows us that the time has come to cast off prejudices and blur the lines of what is possible at every age. We can tear up the old script that locks us into learning in early life, working in the middle years and pursuing leisure with whatever time is left at the end. Instead, we can learn, work, rest, care for others, volunteer, create and have fun all the way through our lives. 

Bolder is a radical rethink of our approach to everything from education, health care and work to design, relationships and politics. An essential and inspiring listen to help all of us make ageing a bonus rather than a burden.

©2019 Carl Honoré (P)2019 Simon & Schuster UK

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Brilliant, interesting and uplifting!

So many interesting facts woven amongst great stories and experiences. Really well put together and uplifting!

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Positive book on aging

Interesting and entertaining. Well narrated and good flow. Positive and uplifting. Overall good book and worth the read/listen.

Unfortunately, like most social science books, lacking confincing data/hard evidence. The case or hope for aging well based mostly on selected examples. I was expecting a little more advise/tips or studies on how to age well. Still, overall positive experience.

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An important book for our times

A must read book on the impact of ageing and how to long forward in our world.