Author Adam Gollner, former editor of Vice
magazine, offers an informative and fascinating exploration of human attitudes towards death and eternal life in The Book of Immortality
. Compiling his reading, interviews, and visits to cryonic research sites into an enthralling tour of the subject, Gollner brings together disparate religious views on immortality as well as scientific research on aging. He also includes a section on waters that impart eternal youth, such as the Fountain of Youth supposedly discovered by Ponce de León. Booklist
, in a starred review, praises this "probing inquiry into the most insistent of human hopes."