I really don't like writing bad reviews for books but I gave up on this book - and that is rare for me. I really like an intelligent and thought provoking book and this book is said to be a New York Times best seller so I thought it might be the thing for me. But no. I think the pretentious, fakely profound title should have warned me. What? Does this man think he's the first person who has realised that we are all going to die? I persevered for about 50 pages but there was no story and no characters and, therefore, no reason to keep reading. All the book seemed to consist of is list of obvious facts about the way in which the body changes with age - but we all know that the body ages! I wanted a story, some human content. Maybe this is really a book which appeals to men not women. I was just so disappointed. Was this book really well reviewed by significant publications in America? If so, then this a major case of the emperor's new clothes.