NonFiction Review: Younger Next Year

Younger Next Year by Chris Crowley

Younger Next Year: Live Strong, Fit, Sexy, and Smart—Until You’re 80 and Beyond
by Chris Crowley, Henry S. Lodge, Allan J. Hamilton MD (Contributor)

1.5 out of 5 stars

This book gives advice on exercise, nutrition, and staying healthy beyond 50.

This is definitely a “guy” book, written by guys, for guys. It’s crass and in your face and trying to be super macho. I only wish that the descriptions on the back, or in the title, or anywhere on the internet had made that clear. There should be a big sign on this book saying, “No Girls Allowed.” I finally searched around and found a different book by the same authors called “Younger Next Year for Women.” Guess I should have picked that one up, but I won’t bother with it now.

I did not like the underlying philosophy behind a lot of the medical and psychological conclusions in this book. There’s a lot of talk about Darwin, evolutionary biology, and survival of the fittest, as if those theories are proven to have some influence in the medical field, which they don’t. It seemed really silly and illogical to me to base your health on outdated theories like that.

I also did not like that there is profanity in this book. Why would that be included in a health book? It’s so inappropriate!

This book is very long-winded, going on and on for chapter after chapter about the same things; exercise, nutrition, and staying emotionally connected. Good advice for the most part, but they dragged on and on.

Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for a free and honest review. All the opinions stated here are my own true thoughts, and are not influenced by anyone.

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