Stop Acting Your Age, Start Living Your Life

David James Demko. CreateSpace, $9.95 paper (156p) ISBN 978-1-4538-0246-5
In this frenetically paced antiaging guide, Demko touches on any and every topic he deems germane to his subject, resulting in a scattered and packed-to-the-gills effort. The book's first half is devoted to 26 inspiring stories of Zoomers ("Boomers with Zip"), featuring stories of individuals who take up running at a late age or discover their inner entrepreneur later in life. Unfortunately, most of these read like advertisements for the author's Zoomer-related services (Zoomer magazine, AgeVenture news service, Zoomer Media Max, etc.). In the book's second half, Demko gives short shrift to most of the topics he discusses, either referring readers to other sources for additional information or providing hackneyed or obvious facts. In his section on diet, one of the author's tips is to drink six to eight glasses of water per day. Even more surprising is his simplistic handling of Alzheimer's disease in a section titled "What Is and What Is Not Alzheimer's." Readers looking for additional sources of information could get more from a quick Google search than from the lists Demko provides.
Reviewed on: 10/01/2012
Release date: 06/01/2012
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