This was a very quick read. Ronda Beaman, EdD, who is also a midlife coach, explains that there are ways to grow young. Even though our bodies age, our minds and attitudes don't have to. She writes that in order to "grow young," you must have optimism, wonder, curiousity, joy, humor, music, work, play, and learning. She gets these ideas from the concept of "neoteny" which means, "the human species, in body, spirit, feeling, and conduct--is constructed to grow and develop in ways that emphasize rather than minimize childhood traits."
There are many interesting parts of the book, such as an AGE inventory, to see how young or old you are. A humor inventory, to see if you need more humor in your life, and true and false questions about how you see old people. Do the things we think about old people actually come true, or are they mostly rumors?
Though some ideas in the book are not new, it doesn't take away from it. There are many inspirational quotes, as well as descriptions of those people who were past a "certain age" who went on to do great things with their lives.
I found myself feeling happier as I read it, and moving along with the music that was playing in the coffee shop. Though I may not be considered chronologically old yet, I want to take some of these ideas and adapt them to my own lifestyle, so my body and mind can stay young as well.