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What's Age Got to Do with It?: Living Your Healthiest and Happiest Life (Hardcover)

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* "I'm 42-years-old, but feel like I'm 62."
* "I have lost my glow."
* "I miss the woman I used to be."
* "I'm so afraid of getting older."
* "I want to feel healthy and alive again"

If you've had these or similar thoughts, you're not alone. Robin McGraw, wife of television talk show host Dr. Phil McGraw, receives thousands of emails from women asking her what she does to look and feel so vibrant, energetic and healthy at the age of 55. It all started back in Robin's twenties and thirties when pivotal moments in her life made her realize that if she did not put her health and well-being first, no one else would. One such moment came in her early thirties when Robin experienced the sudden death of her mother, a wonderful woman who put the needs of her family above her own and, as a result, didn't know that her health was ailing. This tragedy made Robin realize that in order to be the best wife, mother and woman possible, she had to take care of herself as if her life depended on it.

In What's Age Got To Do With It, Robin urges you to do the same and shows you that it's not selfish to take care of yourself. Robin says, "I wrote this book, not only to answer questions about what I do to stay healthy and in shape, but to remind women that it's time to move yourself to the top of your list of priorities. If you can't do it for you, then do it for your family. Because my precious mother never did that, she missed out on so many wonderful years and experiences. I realized that it doesn't make you a better wife or parent if you're sacrificing everything -including your health, soul and spirit -for your family. I refuse to perpetuate that legacy and I want you to join me and get excited about living your life in a passionate, happy and healthy way. It's never too early to start taking care of yourself, but it's also never, ever too late."

About the Author
Robin is the author of the #1 New York Times best-selling book Inside My Heart. She has also co-hosted many television events with her husband. Sh has been a featured guest on Larry King Live, The View, Rachael Ray, CBS Early Morning Show, Academy of Country Music Awards, and a number of primetime specials. Robin has interviewed some of the most influential and recognizable people on the world stage, from President George W. Bush and First Lady Laura Bush to the international superstar, Cher. A much sought-after public speaker, she is also very involved as a board member and goodwill ambassador for The Dr. Phil Foundation, a non-profit charitable organization that is committed to helping disadvantaged children and families. Robin lives in Los Angeles with her husband and their amazing dog, Maggie.
--This text refers to the Audio CD edition.

Nothing new, very basic information, January 4, 2009
By Tisa Marie (Philadelphia, PA)

I eagerly awaited this book but after reading it am disappointed. What I realized part way through the book is that this book is really about Robin, not about (or necessarily for) the rest of us. While the information is useful it probably would be most useful for younger women looking for ways to stay healthy as they age. The title would need to be revised as I also realized that by the time women might be looking for a book with this title (and presumed subject matter), they have already read much of what is revealed in this book during their 20s, 30s, and 40s, in other books and magazine articles. I saw an advertisement for this book in a magazine and there was not much detail given on the contents; so perhaps I was just expecting something different. Carefully review this book before making the investment in reading it so you won't feel like saying to yourself: "What's this book have to do with it?".

Not What I Expected, January 6, 2009
By Just Loves Books (Alabama)

I like Robin, and enjoy seeing her when she is on the show. I had high hopes for this book, as I enjoyed her first one. However, this book was a huge disappointment. If you read magazines or watch television at all, you won't get any information here you haven't already heard numerous times. I guess if I had her money, I could afford to look younger the way she does. But for the rest of us, the average women in America, this book was a big waste of money.