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Never Say Die by Susan Jacoby
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Feb 03, 2012

really liked it
Read from February 01 to 03, 2012

A compelling read, one that I was simultaneously (a) drawn to and (b) repelled by. (a) mainly due to the writing style (Jacoby writes well and have read and liked previous works by her) and the truth contained therein and (b) the subject matter itself, which is not enjoyable -- aging and the inevitability of physical degeneration, decay and ultimately death, a fate that awaits all us mortal beings -- in a sense, making the author's points about how we like to put a shiny slant on the aging ordeal and bask in sunny optimism that we have the power to forestall the ills of aging, if we exercise, attend to our cognitive muscles too and ingest the proper mix of substances.

Stumbled across this title in the library's (Glendale AZ) "New Releases" section.

Startling statistic -- 1 of 2 people older than 85 will be afflicted by Alzheimers or dementia or some variant of mental incapacitation.

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