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How to Age

by Anne Karpf, The School of Life

Part of the The School of Life Series

How to Age Synopsis

Society has a deep fear of ageing. Old age is increasingly viewed as a biomedical problem, something to be avoided at all costs and then vanished away by medicine. Anne Karpf urges us to change our narrative. Exploring how our outlook on ageing is historically determined and culturally defined, she draws upon case studies, old and new, to suggest how ageing can be an actively enriching time of immense growth. She argues that if we can recognize growing older as an inevitable part of the human condition, then the great challenge of ageing turns out to be none other than the challenge of living. One in the new series of books from The School of Life, launched January 2014: How to Age by Anne Karpf How to Develop Emotional Health by Oliver James How to Be Alone by Sara Maitland How to Deal with Adversity by Christopher Hamilton How to Think About Exercise by Damon Young How to Connect with Nature by Tristan Gooley

How to Age Press Reviews

The School of Life offers radical ways to help us raid the treasure trove of human knowledge * Independent on Sunday * This new series of The School of Life's self-help books build on the strengths of the first, tackling some of the hardest issues of our lives in a way that is genuinely informative, helpful and consoling. Here are books that prove that the term self-help doesn't have to be either shallow or naive -- Alain de Botton, Founder of The School of Life

Book Information

ISBN: 9780230767751
Publication date: 1st January 2014
Author: Anne Karpf, The School of Life
Publisher: Macmillan an imprint of Pan Macmillan
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 160 pages
Categories: Popular philosophy, Self-help & personal development,

About Anne Karpf, The School of Life

Anne Karpf is a writer, medical sociologist and award-winning journalist. She has been a contributing editor to Cosmopolitan, and wrote a weekly column for the family pages of the Guardian, to which she now contributes columns on social, political and cultural issues. She also writes for the Independent on Sunday and other publications. A regular broadcaster, she writes and presents for BBC Radio 4, and is the author of three books, including The Human Voice (Bloomsbury, 2007). She is Reader in Writing and Cultural Inquiry at London Metropolitan University. Anne Karpf won the 2014 Older People in the Media award for best individual ...

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