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Publisher's Summary

With the New York Times best-selling Younger Next Year, coauthors Crowley and Lodge showed countless men how to change their lives to achieve peak fitness and live longer, healthier, happier lives. Now they are back with an equally insightful, important, and, at times, downright hilarious version for women.
©2005 Henry S. Lodge; 2005 Christopher Crowley (P)2005 Recorded Books LLC

Critic Reviews

"Dietz/Crowley is charismatic, and his stories will leave you alternately laughing and crying. Harries/Lodge will leave you thoughtful. This audiobook will make you get out of the car and walk or bike with your portable [audio] player." (AudioFile)

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  • MJ
  • Catonsville, MD, United States
  • 10-25-11

good information muddied up by narration

The doctor is good, and his information is very interesting. He could be a little more animated in his narration, but it is science. The other guy is ridiculous and condenscending. He knows nothing about women. Should have gotten somebody a woman could relate to if you wanted color commentary. I kept forwarding past him to the docs parts. He added absolutely zero - nothing to the book.

17 of 17 people found this review helpful

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  • Angie
  • Liberty, MO, USA
  • 04-26-08

Outstanding Guide for Life

This book helps you learn about exercise, fitness, diet, and whole body improvement. It is motivating and interesting. The combination of medical reasoning/logic and real life stories lends credibility to the information contained in it. I have listened to this entire book twice and I am sure I will listen to it many more times. Anytime I start to loose motivation to keep exercising or to start eating "crap" as it is so eloquently described in this book, I replay the book during my commute for the week and I am re-energized to stay on my exercise and diet routine. The narrators for this book are fantastic! I am glad the authors decided to have two narrators making it very easy to know when the text was coming from Chris, the antidotal retired lawyer, or Henry, the medical doctor. The Darwinian references are something you will need to take with the filter by which you view your religious beliefs. Don't pass this book up because of the evolution aspect - the other content is worth every penny the book costs and then some! I look and feel 10 years younger than I did last year.

30 of 31 people found this review helpful

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  • lisa
  • sacramento, CA, United States
  • 03-31-11

Younger next year for women

What an inspiring and motivational book on living your life to it's fullest. Simply written and very entertaining! I enjoyed having two narrators and the humor mixed with science. This book is one you may choose to read over and over again.

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  • Pam F
  • Forest, VA, United States
  • 03-09-09

Just what I needed!

A friend recommended the book, and I found the "women's" version almost by accident. Pushing 50 and tired of feeling "old," I know I need to make a change, and have tried several over the last couple years. I just couldn't stick with them, because most "programs" advocate activity every other day. For me, one day off became two, then three and soon, "what's the point?" I love the framework offered. It allows tremendous flexibility in WHAT I do, so long as I do it 6 days a week.

The medical facts are presented in English, not med-speak. And the anecdotes are fun! The book is eye opening without being threatening. It is easy to take Chris' admonitions as the recommendations of a trusted friend.

I've even enlisted my husband to grow younger with me. I've only walked and bicycled so far, but I already feel more energetic. Money well spent.

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Not for me!

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Overall Rating: DNF

First Thoughts: Younger Next Year for Women had a good message (mostly) but it was buried under joining a gym, skiing stories, swimming stories, and insulting terms that made me shut down the book!

Here is the parts that I really liked:
1: Exercise is key to adding years to your life.
2: Eating right makes your body perform better.
3: Knowing your heart rate during exercise will let you know how much you are pushing yourself.
4: Strength training for women is key to battling some women specific issues that come up post menopause.

Nothing earth-shattering but all good things to keep in mind. The rest (and I made 6 hours) was all chatter that was off-putting and buried the information. Overall I was not impressed.

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A must listen....over and over again

I have enjoyed this book over and over again. Full of lots of great information and the personal stories are worth the listen.

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Lose the patronizing crass geezer.

A few friends were reading this book and I thought I would give it a go. HUGE mistake, waste of a credit. Like so many other books these days the author took his format from his preceding book, added a few female issues and 'made bank' on a pathetic sequel--keeping a man as the case study. The bottom line is move, eat balanced meals, take care of yourself and those you love. Ever heard that before? I think Dr. Lodge presents valuable points but his means of delivery is to painful to endure.

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Patronizing Old Man is Focus of this book.

The doctor's advice is solid, so that's good. Fast forward as fast as possible through the other guy; he's useless. He is beyond patronizing, calling women "my sweet petunia" and about a hundred other lame references for women. You'll hear him lust over all the pretty girls in spinning class, and throw shade at his wife. It's insulting to have to listen to him. But again, the Dr's advice is solid, work out 6 days a week. Know what your target heart rate to burn fat is, and you can google that, and save yourself from having to listen to this old guy verbally abuse fat old losers and crazy old bag ladies in favor of his preferred attractive women in spandex. It's rough to listen to. Just work out, don't eat crap, oh, and take Calcium and Vit D. I feel bad for the doctor that paired himself with this guy to make the book, because he's truly offensive.

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Love this

Great overall simple guide to good health at any age. Gives specific examples. I have recommended it to many friends

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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Not New - But GOOD

My Mother gave me this book. While the material is not new, it is good. It is just what I needed to jump start the next 1/3 of my life. Yes, the theme is Get Up and Move and yes that has been said over and over in hundreds of other books - this one hit home, it put in such a way the importance of exercise I GOT it.I am not an athlete, not even close to being fond of exercise and since listening to the book (and reading it) I have been swimming daily, yoga a couple times a week and water aerobics to boot Works for me. I have purchased 3 copies and given them to my dearest friends.

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