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Bolder

Making the Most of Our Longer Lives
Written by: Carl Honore
Narrated by: Carl Honore
Length: 7 hrs and 7 mins
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Publisher's Summary

Carl Honoré captured the zeitgeist with his international best seller In Praise of Slow. Now, he tackles another rising global movement: our revolutionary new approach to a human inevitability - aging.

A revolution in how we age is on its way. Yes, aging is inevitable: One year from now, we will all be a year older; that will never change. What can and will change is how we age - and how we can all take a much bolder approach to doing it with vigor and joy.

The time has come to cast off prejudices and to blur the lines of what is possible and permissible at every stage of life. In other words: we need to learn to reimagine our approach to later life. Emboldening ourselves in older age demands big structural changes. For a start, we will have to tear up the old script that locks us into devoting the early part of our life to education, the middle chunk to working and raising kids, and whatever is left over at the end to leisure. In an age-inappropriate world, these silos will dissolve. We'll embrace the idea that we can carry on learning from start to finish; that we can work less and devote more time to family, leisure, and giving back to our communities in our middle years; and that we can remain active and engaged in our later years.

Carl Honoré has traveled the globe speaking to influential figures who are bucking preconceived notions of age, whether at work or in their personal lives. He looks at the cultural, medical, and technological developments that are opening new possibilities for us all. Bolder is a radical rethinking of our approach to everything from education, health care, and work, to design, relationships, and politics. An essential and inspiring listen for everyone interested in our collective future.

©2019 Carl Honore (P)2019 Penguin Random House Canda

What the critics say

“[O]ne of the lessons of Carl Honoré’s informative book is that ageism is steadily being rolled back, even if much of it is going on under the radar.” (Fiona Miller, The Guardian)

“[Honoré] contends that, in a world ever more dominated by spin, online echo chambers and Twitter mobs, older people, with their general tendency to be more community-minded and more comfortable with themselves, could become one of the most valuable constituencies of the digital realm. In dark times, Bolder is a book that really does look to the future with optimism.” (HeraldScotland

“[A] call for society to become less ageist and for individuals to stop worrying about the process of ageing and wring every drop out of whatever time is allotted to us.” (Stephen Moss, The Guardian

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