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)

Currently Reading

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

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

Past Reviews

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 by Barbara Ehrenreich

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

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: living the second half of your life on purpose by Richard J. Leider and David A Shapiro 

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

Naked Retirement: Living A Happy, Healthy, & Connected Retirement by Robert Laura

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 by Angela Duckworth

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

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

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

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

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

Being Mortal (Aging With Freedom book review)


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