Never Say Die by Susan Jacoby audiobook

Never Say Die: The Myth and Marketing of the New Old Age

By Susan Jacoby
Read by Laural Merlington

Tantor Audio

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9798200099283

  • ISBN: 9798200099276

  • ISBN: 9798200099290

Runtime: 14.00 Hours
Category: Nonfiction/Social Science
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

In a narrative that combines the intensely personal with social, economic, and historical analysis, Susan Jacoby turns an unsparing eye on the marketers of longevity—pharmaceutical companies, lifestyle gurus, and scientific businessmen who suggest that there will soon be a "cure" for the "disease" of aging. She separates wishful hype from realistic hope in a wide-ranging appraisal of subjects that include the explosion of Alzheimer's cases, the impact of possible cuts in Social Security on the economic future of aging boomers, and the fact that women make up most of the "oldest old." Finally, Jacoby raises the fundamental question of whether living longer is a desirable thing unless it means living better, and she considers the profound moral and ethical concerns raised by increasing longevity. Never Say Die is a lucid, provocative, and powerful argument that Americans, no matter their age, are doing themselves no favor by buying into the myth that they can stay "forever young."

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

Drawing on research, personal experience, and anecdotes, [Jacoby] offers an important reality check for Americans enamored of the images of healthy, active seniors featured in advertisements. Booklist Starred Review

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Author

Author Bio: Susan Jacoby

Author Bio: Susan Jacoby

Susan Jacoby is an independent scholar and the bestselling author of almost a dozen books, including Freethinkers: A History of American Secularism, which was named a Notable Book of 2004 by the Washington Post and theTimes Literary Supplement. Her book The Age of American Unreason was a New York Times bestseller in 2008.

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Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/Social Science
Runtime: 14.00
Audience: Adult
Language: English