The Sturdy Centenarian: now on Amazon

Book cover: The Sturdy Centenarian: Aging and thriving with Doris Carnevali. Edited by Rachel McAlpine. Links to Amazon page where the book can be purchased  as ebook or paperback.

Finally, you can buy The Sturdy Centenarian online, as a Kindle e-book or paperback. Yay! Now you can help others to live long and happy.

Why does this make me so happy?

Because postage to the US was going to cost NZD37.30. Now you can get the paperback version for USD9.99. (It’s a guide to aging like no other.)

As a result, now more people can learn with joy from a remarkable centenarian, Doris Carnevali. Her experience in very old age is inspiring — and practical.

I want the whole world to discover her techniques, her strategies, her wisdom. I want everyone to find a powerful new way to approach “normal age-related changes.” I want to raise optimism about old age by a notch or two. We’re not alone! We have this heroic blog to guide us.

That’s why I had an overpowering urge to make Doris Carnevali’s work more accessible, in a friendly, inspiring little book. Making it easy to buy was the last step.

Who needs to read The Sturdy Centenarian?

  • Anyone who is curious or anxious about their own aging.
  • Anyone worried about their aging parents or friends.
  • Anyone who feels alone in their experience of aging.

Recycle with pride. Read The Sturdy Centenarian paperback with clean dry fingers. Then pass it on to someone you love or someone you worry about. (The gift season is almost upon us.)

I’ve abbreviated, illustrated, and popularised the original blog (with permission) to make it a very easy and delicious read.

Why call it The Sturdy Centenarian?

“Both frail and sturdy” was a concept expressed by Doris Carnevali, my role model, the 100-year-old blogger. She sometimes saw herself as both frail (physically) and sturdy (through experience, strategies, and hard-won resilience). This she demonstrated in every blog post. She has inspired hundreds to approach old age as an adventure, a series of challenges. She wrote about the multiple issues of aging in her late 90s, and told us exactly how she tackled them.

Yet Doris is never teachy or preachy. She is just sharing her own experience. It was all new to her at the time. And she declares that we are all experts in our own experience of aging.

As more of us are destined to live to 100, let us aspire to be sturdy centenarians, like Doris.

Be kind: buy, read, and scatter stars on Amazon

Right, this is me begging you to rush your fingers to the Amazon page and get this lovely little book. Be kind, as my father always said. Not just to me, but to others.

Because you have the power to spread the message. How? It’s so simple.

All you need to do is “review” the book with some stars

…and maybe a few words. Only when these stars reach a certain number will Amazon start to promote the book.

So you’ll be doing something far more important than giving me a few cents.

You’ll enable other people to become sturdy centenarians. You’ll help someone to enjoy a long life, being useful and positive and satisfied even in very old age.

That is why I wrote the book. Thank you for this good deed!

7 thoughts on “The Sturdy Centenarian: now on Amazon

  1. Just bought the Kindle, Rachel. I’m looking forward to reading it. Congratulations to you both … and thank you.

    1. Rachel McAlpine says:

      A thousand thanks, Donna!

  2. Derrick Knight says:

    Very well done, both of you

    1. Rachel McAlpine says:

      Thanks Derrick.

  3. Great news. Congratulations to you both.

  4. Anonymous says:

    You’ve built it up very nicely so – I’ve just bought it!

    1. Rachel McAlpine says:

      That’s terrific because as a marketer I suck. I never close the deal 🙂