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Prepare to Defend Yourself ... How To Age Gracefully & Escape With Your Dignity / By Matthew Minson, MD.

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Krum Public Library.
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Denton County. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at North Texas Library Consortium. (Show)

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Krum Public Library 646.7909 MIN (Text) 36249000193082 ADULT NON-FICTION Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781623494124 (pbk. : alk. paper)
  • Physical Description: 368 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: College Station : Texas A&M University Press, [2016]

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Life -- Biology and genetics: why the gene pool needs a lifeguard! -- Behavior: I am a jelly donut! -- Your physical environment: the big toxic elephant in the room -- The social and psychological environment: I think, therefore my head hurts -- Access to health care: how to get a backstage pass -- Liberty -- Financial resources-health: why sea monkeys are a bad long-term investment strategy -- Financial resources-living expenses: why HAZMAT incidents are a lot like consumer advocacy -- Abuse and self-protection: keeping your guard up -- The pursuit of happiness -- Sex and sexuality: the schoolhouse rock segment that never was -- End of life: I am not counting on a sequel.
Summary, etc.:
While seeming to simultaneously channel a combination of Benjamin Franklin and Charles Schulz, Dr. Minson goes after bodily changes, behaviors--good and bad, and what everyone can do to make life more bearable and--dare we say it--fun after fifty. Laced with his unique style of poignancy and humor and peppered with his own surrealistically funny cartoons, the book bravely takes on health, finances, sex, diet, exercise, death, the law, and what you can do to protect what matters most as you age. It's life, liberty, and the pursuit of a chuckle in this groundbreaking book that just might make you look forward to your golden years.
Subject: Older people > United States > Life skills guides.
Older people > Medical care > United States.
Older people > United States > Economic conditions.
Older people > United States > Conduct of life.
Genre: Life skills guides. 

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