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A century old

At 70, I’ve given up on winning the Nobel prize and even on personal hygiene—but I’m still aiming for 100

By Garrison Keillor   March 2013

Garrison Keillor with his daughter, Maia: “I am even more interested in longevity now that she is 15 and I am 70” © Stormi Greener

All through my twenties and thirties I assumed I’d die young in a car crash like James Dean and thereby become immortal, but then I got too old to die young and anyway I hadn’t done anything to be immortalised for and so forgot about it until, at age 55, I started to get interested in longevity instead. That was the year I begat a…

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