"Life-span Truth Will Set You Free from Age-old Worries," announced the "Chicago Tribune" upon the first publication of this book. "The New England Journal of Medicine" confirmed, "For readers interested in aging and longevity, this small book clearly explains the major concepts...extremely enjoyable to read." From "NBC Nightly News with Tom Brokaw" to "Scientific American" to the "New York Times," S. Jay Olshansky and Bruce A. Carnes have stirred up controversy and brought clarity to an issue often muddled by exaggeration and pseudoscience. Medical science has uncovered a host of answers to the problems of aging, but many of the most exciting discoveries are buried in scientific journals or overshadowed by popular quick-fix treatments. "The Quest for Immortality" explains the real science of aging and shows which treatments offered by today's multi-billion-dollar anti-aging industries offer real hope, and which are a waste of money and time.