Archive for the ‘Selling the Fountain of Youth’ Category
The UK paper the Guardian featured Selling the Fountain of Youth this weekend, and the story has garnered a lot of interesting comments. Here’s my favorite, which I think offers good food-for-thought:
Why is it acceptable to be “anti-age”? We are telling older people in our society they are rejected, useless and that the rest of us will do and pay pretty much anything to avoid being like them. What would we say if we saw jars of creams in the shops promising to make us “anti-women”, “anti-christian” or “anti-gay”?
Scientific American reports that mid-life is the problem not old age: “by the time you are 70, if you are still physically fit, then on average you are as happy and mentally healthy as a 20-year old…”
Surely spending more time and money on keeping physically active is preferable.
Here I am talking about Selling the Fountain of Youth with the folks at ABC News.
Courtesy of Perseus Books Group’s Podcasts, here I am talking about the book Selling the Fountain of Youth.
The September issue of Fast Company calls Selling the Fountain of Youth an “elixir of deep research and smooth storytelling” that ” delivers a sometimes-gag-inducing dose of reality.”
Selling the Fountain of Youth is now shipping from Amazon and other online retailers. Watch for it soon in your local bookstore!
Welcome to my blog. I’m Arlene Weintraub, author of Selling the Fountain of Youth: How the Anti-Aging Industry Made a Disease out of Getting Old–And Made Billions. The book will be published by Basic Books in September 2010. My goal here is to open a dialogue about anti-aging medicine. What works? What’s a scam? Stay tuned.