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    How to Age (The School of Life) (Paperback) By (author) Anne Karpf, By (author) The School of Life

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    DescriptionSociety 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


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    Title
    How to Age
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Anne Karpf, By (author) The School of Life
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 160
    Width: 128 mm
    Height: 176 mm
    Thickness: 14 mm
    Weight: 160 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780230767751
    ISBN 10: 0230767753
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: PHI
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T8.6
    BISAC V2.8: PHI000000
    BIC subject category V2: VS
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 24810
    Libri: ENGM5000
    BISAC V2.8: SEL000000
    BIC subject category V2: HPX
    Libri: AELT5000, AELT2000, ALTE5600, LEBE4300, P0041753, SENI5000
    DC23: 158.1
    Thema V1.0: VS, QDX
    Publisher
    Pan MacMillan
    Imprint name
    MACMILLAN
    Publication date
    16 January 2014
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    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.
    Review quote
    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 The School of Life offers radical ways to help us raid the treasure trove of human knowledge Independent on Sunday