This documentary by Mark Wexler deals with the sometimes scary topic of aging. It presents people in various stages of life and interviews gerontologists, scientific researchers and others involved in final life matters. More well-known interviewees include Jack LaLanne, Ray Bradbury and Suzanne Somers. One subject nears her 114th birthday and earns a Guinness World Record. From Japan to Iceland, some of the world’s hot spots with unusually older population statistics are revealed along with possible causes for increased longevity in those areas. How to Live Forever is entertaining for adults of any age and the plethora of ideas presented from laughter theory to diet guarantees you’ll find something of interest.
Going Gray: What I Learned about Beauty, Sex, Work, Motherhood, Authenticity and Everything Else That Really Matters by Anne Kreamer
Ann Kreamer considered herself a youthful 49 until a photo of herself with her teenage daughter and a friend stopped her in her tracks. In one unguarded moment she saw herself as she really was—a middle-aged woman with hair dyed much too harshly. She set out on a plan to let her hair become its true color and along the way, discovered her true self. Through interviews, field experiments, and her everyday chronicle (with predictable ups and downs), she probes two issues aging women face: Can I be sexually attractive as a gray-haired, middle-aged woman? And will I be discriminated against in the work world? Her answers will surprise you.