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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (19 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: David Stipp Narrator: Sean Runnette Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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The promise of a longer life has captivated humans for centuries, even before the first person set out to find the Fountain of Youth. But promises of life extension have long reeked of snake oil, and despite our wishful thinking, most of us regard it as an impossible dream.

In The Youth Pill, science writer David Stipp explores the history of efforts to slow aging, which have been plagued by fits and starts that have led to dead ends, not to mention countless disillusioning hoaxes.

But as Stipp shows, we may now be much closer than we think. He takes us behind the scenes and introduces us to key players—in both science and business—who are experimenting with the most promising cutting-edge research to retard the aging process.

This is an informative and provocative book that shows how a small group of optimistic and determined scientists are closing in on drugs that will change the way we live forever.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “An engaging account of the burgeoning field dubbed gerontology.”

    Wall Street Journal

  • “[A] thorough, investigative overview on the whole field of gerontology and its expanding frontiers.”

    Library Journal (starred review)

  • “An engaging study of recent breakthroughs in gerontology…Stipp’s lucid and spry exposition of the science is tantalizing.”

    Publishers Weekly

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Ryan | 12/17/2012

    " It was interesting to hear about aging based on other animals and chemicals that help us live longer. It was also interesting to hear the personal stories of all the scientists who have been working on isolating the chemicals and proteins that help us live longer. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Alicia Russell | 12/15/2012

    " Excellent, highly readable discussion of the science of aging. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Ariadna73 | 3/26/2012

    " Interesting in the beginning; but then it turns dense and boring. I could hardly get to the 60% without falling asleep. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Jennifer | 2/12/2011

    " David Stipp, unfortunately, does not write very clearly. I know this is an instance of the pot calling the kettle black, but come on. You're a professional science writer. "

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About the Author

David Stipp is a former senior writer for Fortune and a former staff reporter for the Wall Street Journal, where he covered science, medicine, and technology. In 2006 he wrote a front-page story for the Wall Street Journal that broke the news that resveratrol, an ingredient in red wine, induces anti-aging effects in mice. He lives in Boston.