Amortality : The Pleasures and Perils of Living Agelessly
Does your real age match the age you feel? When do we reach middle age? And when, if ever, are we old? The way we age and the way we perceive age has changed radically. As we embrace new experiences, relationships and gadgets, we barely stop to look at our watches let alone consider whether our behaviour is 'age appropriate'. In this provocative and timely book, Catherine Mayer looks at the forces that created amortality - the term she coined to describe the phenomenon of living agelessly. As she follows this social epidemic through generations and across continents, she reveals its profound impact on society, our careers, our families and ourselves. Why be defined by numbers? Are you a mortal?
A timely, provocative book about the ageing revolution and the radical shift in how we perceive age and growing older.
Catherine Mayer is the London Bureau Chief for TIME magazine and has been a journalist for over 27 years specialising in current affairs and social trends. She is married and lives in London.