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  • Published: 1 July 2011
  • ISBN: 9780091939366
  • Imprint: Vermilion
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pages: 304
  • RRP: $37.99

Amortality

The Pleasures and Perils of Living Agelessly




A provocative, timely book that shows how the traditional notion of 'growing old' no longer applies and we now live in an ageless society

Are we living in an ageless society? What happens when a 60-year-old has an identical lifestyle to that of a 20-year-old? What is the impact on society, our economy and our family life?

  • Published: 1 July 2011
  • ISBN: 9780091939366
  • Imprint: Vermilion
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pages: 304
  • RRP: $37.99

About the author

Catherine Mayer

Catherine Mayer is Editor at Large at TIME magazine and has been writing about current affairs – and the Windsors – for more than three decades. She is married and lives in London. She is also the author of the 2011 book Amortality: The Pleasures and Perils of Living Agelessly

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Praise for Amortality

Brilliantly documents The End of Growing Up

Oliver James

Clever, witty and absorbing, Amortality is a much-needed anatomy of our profound malaise about ageing. Its charms will never fade.

David Baddiel

A smart, entertaining and winningly astringent look at a very important topic

William Gibson, Bestselling science-fiction author

Mayer has most acutely struck a nerve. Extraordinarily revealing.

Jon Snow, Broadcaster

This spooky sounding condition turns out to be very nice, I'm definitely hoping I've got it'

Matthew Collings, Artist and Cultural Commentator

A freewheeling, ferociously entertaining look at how we cling to our youth. Unforgettable stuff.

Tony Parsons

I used to think the dimmer switch was the best anti-ageing product, but in this wise and witty book Mayer proves that ageing is a thing of the past

Kathy Lette

Witty, pithy and wise... A relief to know we'll never pass our amuse by dates

Kathe Lette

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