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Long For This World: The Strange Science of Immortality by Jonathan Weiner.. Partially a remix of the work of Aubrey de Grey, Weiner's take on radical life extension is both fluid and funny. If Oliver Sacks raves, what more can I add? Live long, and Snap this one up.

Joel Gardner, LitSnap Editor

"Even if writers become immortal, books must end, and it is by reaching the end that the reader can sit back and find meaning in the journey. “Long for This World” is a great trip. ."

The NY Times

"Weiner takes readers on an engrossing tour of cutting-edge research, while citing established life-cycle experts like Shakespeare and Yeats, and he has a knack for translating science into evocative metaphor. ."

Publishers Weekly

Author bio: Jonathan Weiner is one of the most distinguished popular-science writers in the country: his books have won the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Critics Circle Award, and the Los Angeles Times Book Prize. He lives in New York, where he teaches science writing at Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism. More information can be found here: http://www.harpercollins.com/authors/21415/Jonathan_Weiner/index.aspx

Book Details: Science/Technology; (310 pp. Witty, informative: Kindle/Audiobook/Print editions)

Publisher Website: 9780060765361

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