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About The Book

'A joyously life-enhancing book [that] shatters the myths about ageing' Daily Mail

Carl Honoré captured the zeitgeist with his international sensation, In Praise of Slow. In Bolder, he introduces us to another rising movement: a revolution in our approach to ageing.

Ageing is inevitable. In this time of longer lifespans, however, we have the potential to age better than ever before. Having travelled the globe to meet the pioneers who are redefining ageing, Carl Honoré explores the cultural, medical and technological trends that will help us make the most of our longer lives. He shows us that the time has come to cast off prejudices and blur the lines of what is possible at every age. We can tear up the old script that locks us into learning in early life, working in the middle years and pursuing leisure with whatever time is left at the end. Instead, we can learn, work, rest, care for others, volunteer, create and have fun all the way through our lives. 

Bolder is a radical re-think of our approach to everything from education, healthcare and work, to design, relationships and politics. An essential and inspiring read to help all of us make ageing a bonus rather than a burden.

About The Author

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Carl Honoré is an award-winning writer and broadcaster. His first book, In Praise of Slow, examined our compulsion to hurry and chronicled a global trend towards putting on the brakes. He is also the author of Under Pressure and The Slow Fix. Translated into more than thirty languages, his books have landed on bestseller lists in many countries. He presented a TV show called Frantic Family Rescue on Australia's ABC and currently hosts a podcast called The Slow Revolution. His TED talk has been viewed over 2.7 million times. He lives with his family in south-west London.  

Product Details

  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster UK (December 13, 2018)
  • Length: 320 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781471164378

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Raves and Reviews

'A joyously life-enhancing book [that] shatters the myths about ageing' 

– Daily Mail

'Honoré is a verbal magician, conjuring concepts with no new idea too complex to capture….Easy to read, the book canters along'

– Sydney Morning Herald

'Bolder makes some thought-provoking proposals…[it] is about age, but it is not a book for the old'

– The Times

'Informative…In dark times, Bolder is a book that really does look to the future with optimism'

– Alastair Mabbott, Glasgow Herald

'With grace and elegance, Bolder reveals the unexpected beauty of growing older'

– Reader's Digest Book of the Month


– The Lady

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