I have been following Anne Barone's wonderful wisdom for years--both in her other Chic & Slim books and at annebarone.com. These are NOT your usual diet and beauty books because they are about a lifestyle and a way of being that can lead to greater contentment with one's self, less anxiety, more joy, and more chic, of course. I think it's perfect that this latest book is about aging because here in America there is a huge slice of the population (baby boomers) who are coming into a "certain age" and are likely to have difficulty adjusting to the natural changes that occur, especially in our youth-obsessed society. I would not be able to classify Anne's books as "diet," "self-help," "fashion/beauty," or "inspiration," because while they are a bit of all that, there is not the magic bullet hype that often fills the pages of those types of books. Yes, there is much that is practical and specific rather than a vague philosophy or personal opinons, so you will benefit from Anne's experience with certain procedures and types of products. There is also plenty of interesting information about particular aspects of aging and making your life the best it can be right now when it comes to health, beauty, style, and attitude. Give yourself this book (and the others) as a present to yourself--a birthday gift for your certain age.