At seventy-seven, Twyla Tharp is revered not only for the dances she makes—but for her astounding regime of exercise and non-stop engagement. She is famed for religiously hitting the gym each morning at daybreak, and utilizing that energy to propel her breakneck schedule as a teacher, writer, creator, and lecturer. This book grew out of the question she was asked most frequently: “How do you keep working?”
In Twyla’s own words: “This book is a collection of what I’ve learned in the past fifty-five years: from the moment I committed to a life in dance up until today…it identifies a ‘disease’ and offers a cure. That disease, simply put, is our fear of time’s passing and the resulting aging process. The remedy? This book in your hands.”
Thank you to NetGalley and Simon and Schuster for providing a copy of this book. It was an honor to read. As a woman in her 50’s I need all the inspiration I can get to keep moving and who better than Twyla Tharp to provide that inspiration. I love that she is bringing this subject into the open because most of what I see out there for seniors is how to deal with a medical disease. Ms. Tharp, in this book, is teaching us how to use our physical abilities, even if limited, to improve our mental motivation so we can continue to accomplish our goals even as we age. I found her outlook on aging to be refreshing and the exercises she suggests to be approachable and easily adaptable to any fitness level. Thank you Ms. Tharp for reminding us that we don’t have to become obsolete just because we get older.