A Short Guide to a Long Life

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: David B. Agus

Narrated By: David B. Agus

Publisher: Simon & Schuster

Date: January 2014

Duration: 3 hours 2 minutes


In his first #1 New York Times bestselling book, The End of Illness, Dr. David Agus shared what he had learned from working as one of the leading cancer doctors today—where he takes risks in medicine in the hope of finding innovations to prolong people’s lives. It was a groundbreaking book that struck a chord with many readers looking to be more proactive about their health. Now he has compiled all of his most helpful health advice in a short manual.

Dr. Agus believes that a foundation for optimal health begins with what we eat and what we do—and that we can build upon that by using the drugs that have been proven to work. This book is divided into four distinct sections: What to Do (Should you take a baby aspirin every day? Get a flu shot? Smile more?); What to Avoid (Are detoxes helpful? What is really “fresh” produce? Should you be taking all those vitamins and supplements?); What to Master (How can you best cope with stress? How should you handle being sick?); and then Doctor’s Orders (What are the top recommendations for better living divided by decade).

Filled with unique illustrations, this is an enjoyable, accessible cheat sheet for a healthy, long life.