The Swedish Art of Aging Exuberantly

Life Advice from Someone Who Will (Probably) Die Before You

Margareta Magnusson

January 2023 Manuscript in English Humour, Lifestyle

“A warm, accessible guide to ageing with grace and art (and chocolate). I loved it.” – Matt Haig 

“With wry humor and wit, Magnusson details a full life lived across three continents during a century of incredible upheaval…Magnusson is a wonderful storyteller full of wisdom.” – The Washington Post

A humorous book of insights and stories about growing old in today’s world by the NYT bestselling author of The Gentle Art of Swedish Death Cleaning.

Now unburdened by (emotional and actual!) baggage and able to focus on what makes each day worth living, Margareta Magnusson shares her discoveries about becoming older – some difficult to accept, many rather wondrous. She offers useful tips as well as stories of growing up in Sweden and raising her family around the world. And because death-cleaning never really ends until you yourself do, here she includes more suggestions about perfecting the process, as well as answers to a few of the most often asked questions.

While Margareta will always recommend continuing to death-clean– your loved ones will thank you– the ultimate goal is becoming less afraid of the idea of death. Here is a reminder that after you’ve death-cleaned, no matter how ancient you become, there are always fresh discoveries ahead, and pleasures both new and familiar to be had every day.