Wednesday, August 24, 2011

September 2011 Book Pick

by Tesha

Amy has picked Dan Buettner's "Blue Zones" for our September 2011 read. This was a last-minute deviation from her intended book choice which would have educated us all on Mexican immigration issues. She promises that next time she picks a book it will be that one.

I just might read his sequel, "Thrive" as I've already read "Blue Zones."


With the right lifestyle, experts say, chances are that you may live up to a decade longer. What’s the prescription for success? National Geographic Explorer Dan Buettner has traveled the globe to uncover the best strategies for longevity found in the Blue Zones: places in the world where higher percentages of people enjoy remarkably long, full lives. In this dynamic book he discloses the recipe, blending this unique lifestyle formula with the latest scientific findings to inspire easy, lasting change that may add years to your life.
You’ll meet a 94-year-old farmer and self-confessed “ladies man” in Costa Rica, a 102-year-old grandmother in Okinawa a 102-year-old Sardinian who hikes at least six miles a day, and others. By observing their lifestyles, Buettner’s team has identified critical everyday choices.

Author Dan Buettner with Oprah.  Buettner lives in Minneapolis. Wonder if he'd come to book club?

Find out more about Buettner's Blue Zones by going to the web site:

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