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Author: Catherine Mayer

ISBN: 9780091939366
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 296
Published: 12 May 2011
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 13.8 x 2.2
A timely, provocative debate book about the way we are ageing and how we think about age

Does the age you feel match the age you are? Are you slowing down? Have you planned for your later-life needs?

If you answer 'yes' to more than one of these questions, you are probably not amortal. But this book will tell you how amortals are reshaping your world. More than one 'no' means you are probably amortal. This book is the first portrait of your kind.

Amortality describes and analyses the revolution in the way we are ageing and how we think about age. Today we can expect to live longer and healthier lives. Puberty comes earlier but women are having children later. Populations are getting older yet the cult of youth is more potent than ever. Many of us still expect to retire at 60, although, for most, a third of our lives is still to come.

Amortality explores the significant - and growing - numbers who live at much the same pitch, doing and consuming the same things, from teens or twenties right up until death. These amortals are redefining the way we live at all ages and sta...

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