Live Longer

Find out how to live longer–and stay happier–from two authors who’ve tried it all. Gene Stone and Dan Buettner will be at Magers & Quinn at 7:30pm, Wednesday, November 10.

Gene Stone is a bestselling health-savvy journalist who’s investigated virtually every form of regimen, diagnostic test, therapy, and fad. His new book The Secrets of People Who Never Get Sick (available October 15) is a fascinating and original book of science. In it, Stone tells the stories of 25 people who each possess a different secret of excellent health–and shows how we can all use these insights to change our lives for the better.

The stories make it personal; then comes the science, the authority (with experts’ conflicting opinions on if and how it really works), and the nuts and bolts–how to bring each secret into your own life. From probiotics to veganism to a daily dose of garlic, from yoga to cold showers, it’s an invaluable list: 25 secrets to health, and how to make each work for you.

“Offbeat, informative, and fun, this original book reveals the health secrets of people who never get sick–some right on, some you’d never expect. … A great read.”–Andrew Weil, MD, author of Spontaneous Healing

Gene Stone is a writer, journalist, and former Peace Corps volunteer. He’s written and/or ghostwritten more than 30 books, most recently the national bestseller The Engine 2 Diet, with Rip Esselstyn; his articles and columns have appeared in New York, Playboy, Esquire, Vogue, Elle, and GQ. He lives in New York City.


Gene Stone will be joined by special guest Dan Buettner.

What makes us happy? It’s not wealth, youth, beauty, or intelligence, says Dan Buettner. In fact, most of us have the keys within our grasp. Circling the globe to study the world’s happiest populations, Buettner’s new book Thrive: Finding Happiness the Blue Zones Way (available November 2) identifies the happiest region on each of four continents. He explores why these populations say they are happier than anyone else, and what they can teach the rest of us about finding contentment. His conclusions debunk some commonly believed myths: Are people who have children happier than those who don’t? Not necessarily–in Western societies, parenthood actually makes the happiness level drop. Is gender equality a factor? Are the world’s happiest places to be found on tropical islands with beautiful beaches? You may be surprised at what Buettner’s research indicates.

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