Book Club


Welcome to AgingWithFreedom’s Book Club! This is the place for life-long learning.

Continual learning is a long-standing lifetime goal for us as well as a cornerstone of “Active Aging.”  AgingWithFreedom’s Book Club will focus on successful aging (health, wealth and purpose) and related topics. We will post the books we are reading and periodically add our review of the best.

The comment threads are your chance to add to the discussion. We’d love to share your review and comments.

Join us as we learn together! We’ll even plan some online chat sessions for real-time interaction. Shared comments are often the best part of a review! Jump in.  (♥ = most loved books by AgingWithFreedom’s Book Club  readers)

Aging With Freedom® addresses life after retirement from the viewpoint of the consumer. We are not the voice of any subject industry. We strive to be an independent voice.

Our website includes affiliate links as a convenience to help you purchase books that we cover in our Aging With Freedom® Book Club. If you buy a book through a referral link we receive a minor commission. We consciously use BookShop.org for book referrals rather than Amazon when possible. BookShop is fulfilled by local, independent bookstores, supporting resources, creating jobs, and making connections in real communities. Successful, proactive aging is about creating intentional connections and building community. BookShop is aligned with our vision and mission.

Aging With Freedom® selects books for the Book Club relevant to the trifecta of proactive retirement, High Wealth, High Health, High Purpose. Sometimes reviewed books are provided by the author or publisher. More often we buy just like you. The decision to buy, or not, is up to you.

Currently Reading

Viking Aging Lessons — On With The Butter! (Aging With Freedom Book Review)

On With The Butter! Spread More Living onto Everyday Life by Heidi Herman


Past Reviews

Better Balance for Life: Banish the Fear of Falling with Simple Activities Added to Your Everyday Routine by Carol Clements


Mexico is the Retirement Side of the Wall (Aging With Freedom Book Review)

The Fun Side of the Wall: Baby Boomer Retirement in Mexico by Travis Scott Luther


DIY Retirement: 23 Keys (Aging With Freedom Book Review)

Keys to a Successful Retirement: Staying Happy, Active, and Productive in Your Retired Years by Fritz Gilbert (BLOG: The Retirement Manifesto)

 

 


Stillness Is the Key by Ryan Holiday


Aging as a Spiritual Practice: A Contemplative Guide to Growing Older and Wiser by Lewis Richmond


Atomic Habits: An Easy & Proven Way to Build Good Habits & Break Bad Ones by James Clear


Lifespan: Why We Age―and Why We Don’t Have To by David A. Sinclair, PhD


What I learned reading the “The Longevity Solution” (Medium Book Review)

The Longevity Solution: Rediscovering Centuries-Old Secrets to a Healthy, Long Life by Dr. James Dinicolantanio and Dr. Jason Fung


A New Book Promises to Help Women Find Joy Late in Life (Washington Post book review)

Women Rowing North: Navigating Life’s Currents and Flourishing As We Age by Mary Pipher


The Power of Moments: Why Certain Experiences Have Extraordinary Impact by Chip Heath and Dan Heath


Life Reimagined: The Science, Art, and Opportunity of Midlife by Barbara Bradley Hagerty


The End of Alzheimer’s: The First Program to Prevent and Reverse Cognitive Decline by Dale E Bredesen, M.D.


Aging Well: Surprising Guideposts to a Happier Life from the Landmark Harvard Study of Adult Development by George E. Vaillant


Natural Causes: An Epidemic of Wellness, the Certainty of Dying, and Killing Ourselves to Live Longer


Younger Next Year: Live Strong, Fit, and Sexy – Until You’re 80 and Beyond by Chris Crowley and Henry S Lodge


Happiness Is a Choice You Make: Lessons from a Year Among the Oldest Old by John Leland


Style Forever: The Grown-Up Guide to Looking Fabulous
 by Alyson Walsh


Claiming your place at the fire: Leider & Shapiro (Aging With Freedom book review)

Claiming Your Place at the Fire: living the second half of your life on purpose by Richard J. Leider and David A Shapiro 


Dynamic Aging: Simple Exercises for Whole-Body Mobility by Katy Bowman


Retire Inspired: It’s Not an Age, It’s a Financial Number by Chris Hogan


The Brain Warrior’s Way Cookbook: Over 100 Recipes to Ignite Your Energy and Focus, Attack Illness and Aging, Transform Pain into Purpose by Tana Amen, BSN, & Daniel G. Amen, MD


The Brain Warrior’s Way: Ignite Your Energy and Focus, Attack Illness and Aging, Transform Pain into Purpose by Daniel G. Amen, MD & Tana Amen, BSN, RN


Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance


Iron Nun, Olympics and Taking on Aging as a Sport (Aging With Freedom book review)

Take on Aging as a Sport: The Athletic Approach to Aging By Sharkie Zartzman 


Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo for Retirees who want to declutter (Aging With Freedom book review)

The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing
 by Marie Kondo


Final Gifts: Understanding the Special Awareness, Needs, and Communications of the Dying

Final Gifts (Aging With Freedom book review)


The Gift of Years: Growing Older Gracefully
 by Joan Chittister 


How to Retire with Enough Money: And How to Know What Enough Is
  by Teresa Ghilarducci 

Retire at 62 — How Much is Enough? (Aging With Freedom book review)


365 Thank Yous: The Year a Simple Act of Daily Gratitude Changed My Life
by John Kralik

365 Thank Yous (Aging With Freedom book review)


Experiences: Life at a Continuing Care Retirement Community by residents of Kendal at Longwood [PA]

Experiences (Aging With Freedom book review)


Live Long, Die Short: A Guide to Authentic Health and Successful Aging
 by Dr. Roger Landry 

Live Long (Aging With Freedom book review)


Being Mortal (Aging With Freedom book review)

Being Mortal by Atul Gawande, “Medicine and What Matters in the End” by Atul Gawande 

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