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Outlive

Written by: Peter Attia MD, Bill Gifford - contributor
Narrated by: Peter Attia MD
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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • A groundbreaking manifesto on living better and longer that challenges the conventional medical thinking on aging and reveals a new approach to preventing chronic disease and extending long-term health, from a visionary physician and leading longevity expert

“One of the most important books you’ll ever read.”—Steven D. Levitt, New York Times bestselling author of Freakonomics

Wouldn’t you like to live longer? And better? In this operating manual for longevity, Dr. Peter Attia draws on the latest science to deliver innovative nutritional interventions, techniques for optimizing exercise and sleep, and tools for addressing emotional and mental health.

For all its successes, mainstream medicine has failed to make much progress against the diseases of aging that kill most people: heart disease, cancer, Alzheimer’s disease, and type 2 diabetes. Too often, it intervenes with treatments too late to help, prolonging lifespan at the expense of healthspan, or quality of life. Dr. Attia believes we must replace this outdated framework with a personalized, proactive strategy for longevity, one where we take action now, rather than waiting.

This is not “biohacking,” it’s science: a well-founded strategic and tactical approach to extending lifespan while also improving our physical, cognitive, and emotional health. Dr. Attia’s aim is less to tell you what to do and more to help you learn how to think about long-term health, in order to create the best plan for you as an individual. In Outlive, listeners will discover:

• Why the cholesterol test at your annual physical doesn’t tell you enough about your actual risk of dying from a heart attack.
• That you may already suffer from an extremely common yet underdiagnosed liver condition that could be a precursor to the chronic diseases of aging.
• Why exercise is the most potent pro-longevity “drug”—and how to begin training for the “Centenarian Decathlon.”
• Why you should forget about diets, and focus instead on nutritional biochemistry, using technology and data to personalize your eating pattern.
• Why striving for physical health and longevity, but ignoring emotional health, could be the ultimate curse of all.

Aging and longevity are far more malleable than we think; our fate is not set in stone. With the right roadmap, you can plot a different path for your life, one that lets you outlive your genes to make each decade better than the one before.

*Includes a downloadable PDF of charts, graphs, and illustrations from the book, along with other valuable resources

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2023 Peter Attia and Bill Gifford (P)2023 Random House Audio

What the critics say

Outlive completely transformed my approach to growing old. Peter Attia is among the most brilliant people I’ve ever met, and he’s succeeded in packing a life’s worth of insights into this book. It promises to be one of the most important books you’ll ever read.”—Steven D. Levitt, New York Times bestselling author of Freakonomics

“In Outlive, Peter Attia explores the science of not just prolonging life, but also prolonging aliveness. Attia makes the crucial connection between overall health and relational health.”—Esther Perel, New York Times bestselling author, psychotherapist, and podcast host of Where Should We Begin?

“Finally, there is a modern, thorough, clear, and actionable manual for how to maximize our immediate and long-term health. Firmly grounded in data and real-life conditions, Outlive makes obvious which actions we all need to take, and just as important, what all we need to pay attention to in order to live a long, vital life. As the most accurate and comprehensive health guide published to date, Outlive is not just informative, it is important.”—Andrew Huberman, PhD, professor, Department of Neurobiology at Stanford University School of Medicine, creator of the Huberman Lab podcast

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Excellent Read / Listen!

This is by far the best health and longevity book I have listened to! I have never written a review before on an audiobook but felt I needed to try my first with this one.
I have listened to numerous audiobooks from Asprey, Hyman, Robins, Gundry, Longo, Bredesen to Amen and many more and I have found this one the best. Peter goes into just enough detail on health concepts but does not get too far into the the weeds with scientific terms you need to be a Dr. to understand. There were many times I rewound the audiobook to write down some of the things I will try and implement in my life. I was a little nervous it was 17+ hours and that I would never get through it all, but that was not an issue with the information and relatable stories Peter told.
I also enjoyed that he was the narrator. Well done Peter, well done!!

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What a story! Comprehensive and detailed as well as engaging.

Thank you for sharing so many wonderful anecdotes from your life. And thank you for sharing your personal story, it makes it so much more engaging and meaningful. At times, the details were quite thick and even as a medical resident, I felt almost caught up in the weeds. I was quite thankful for my background of medical training in order to better comprehend some of the more nuanced topics. But your ability to explain things, utilize anecdotes, and succinctly summarize allows for easier understanding. I feel as though you explained everything so well, and provided such practical approaches to each subject that this book can be utilized by all readers who are eager to learn. You are a bridge builder and olive branch extender. Thank you for sharing your stories with the world.

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An absolute must listen!

Informative, yet simple. And very well read. The six years and three iterations it took were well worth it!

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excellent book

Thank you to Peter Attia for putting forward the information in this book. I am forever grateful to the author for giving us the gift of his research. This is by far the best gift a parent could have.

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A compendium for all of us.

I've listed Peter's podcast, The Drive, for about a year now. Its cutting-edge interviews of medical doctors, researchers, and other specialists probes the state of the art and is a fascinating exploration through medicine as a science and practice.

Outlive summarizes all of this to make it accessible to everyone. Calling it Medicine 3.0, Peter outlines how to build a personalized strategy decades ahead to ward off chronic health failures.

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Phenomenal Book

Everyone interested in living a longer and healthier life should read this.

This book is by no means exhaustive, but serves as a great starting point for the layperson interested in longevity science.

It lays out a comprehensive overview of the components needed to live longer and healthier.

Dr. Attia does a great job of reading his own book.

Can't recommend it enough.

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A great life inventory

Really enjoyed it. Pretty intense to start out, really captivating as it progressed. Made me reconsider a few life choices.

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Masterpiece

I have been on audible for a few years now. I have listened mainly to non-fiction stories and this by far has been the most interesting, inspiring, insightful story of them all. Listen and change your life.

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Compelling!!

Methodical and thorough, Attia manages yet to be engaging the captivating throughout. It’s impossible not to come away with a sense of duty to oneself after reading and to feel compelled to put a plan of action in place to implement the concepts and ideas contained herein. What makes this book truly stand out are the personal stories and details Attia shares along the way, humanizing what could be abstract and impersonal material.

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Amazing book!!

This book was amazing!! Early in the book you may get a little stuck in the heaviness of the content. It’s worth sticking with it!! The personal touch as the book gets going was amazing! I believe there are many components of the book that will drive a better life for me and others. Thank you.

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