How to Live Forever
How To Live Forever, 2011 - Fiction - 278 pages
Meet David Black, a young family doc whose solo practice has spectacularly tanked. So has his marriage; the two are not unrelated. His best friend, Oz, wants him to reinvent himself, offering their fellow Boulderites everything they need to live forever (or at least long enough for Oz to profit and retire). David balks. At first.What follows is a romp of a read, a comedy with heart - from the characters who staff the new clinic to pursuit by pheromone-crazed wildlife, a real live cliff-hanger, and the love that, in the end, might just save him. Visit the exotic New-Age mecca of Boulder, Colorado, and get to know--David, hapless idealist and reluctant hero,Junie Blanche, Ph.D. candidate and New Orleans immigrant,Oz Garcia, entrepreneur and Master of Bad Habits,Shriana, organic beauty and trophy wife aspirant,Don Gilmore, hypochondriac and hemp magnate,Cyrus P. Flint, slowly expiring longevity scientist,Miss Paula and Dr. Biggs, fearsomely muscular HGH hawkers,Beatriz Hanacanahuolipalipalulu, Kava Kava smuggler......and, of course, the happy but complicated staff of the Forever Clinic:Dr. Quinn Quinn, former health guru and cross-dressing fugitive,Nancy Ouvenstrasser, lonely masseuse and closet intellectual,Adeline and Thomas Thinna, starving diet & fitness pros,and Howie Krishna, Yogitation instructor and actual Real Thing.(Warning: while many local statutes prohibit the sale of How To Live Forever as a wellness and longevity guide, there remains a modest danger that the reader might inadvertently absorb one if not more aspects of its radically nonradical 'Reasonable Approach to Semi-Optimal Health'.)
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David Black is a family doctor with a sense of professional and personal ethics, a person who puts his patients above his profits. This may be a rare thing. When his family practice begins to fail ... Read full review
I must not have paid attention to the subtitle when I downloaded How To Live Forever: I thought it was a longevity guide, and just that. Luckily, I was wrong. While I’m sure I soaked up some advice, it was woven into a comic adventure that’s got to be nine-tenths of the book. Picture an idealistic young doctor, down on his luck, who gets talked into running a very-much-for-profit longevity center, the Forever Clinic. As another reviewer noted, everything that can go wrong, does. Outrageous, ribald, occasionally thrilling and ultimately romantic, it lsid out the good choices but seemed more driven by the virtue of the bad ones, a rich life full of near-disastrous mistakes and last-minute saves. Health, sex, mayhem, and True Love—in Boulder, Colorado.