Just Getting Started:

Fifty years of living forever

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This fascinating book is both a highly personal memoir, and a powerful immortality manifesto.  In their own outspoken and intense manner, these anti-death activists and pioneers of ageless living share their profound experiences and inspiring vision for an unlimited future.

As a scientist studying the biology of aging, I have no shortage of passion for the anti-aging crusade, but I often struggle to communicate its profundity and urgency to non-scientists. That’s why we need people like Jim and Bernie and books like this! 

 — Dr. Aubrey De Grey, Chief Science Officer, SENS Research Foundation

About the Authors

James Strole and Bernadeane have spoken about immortality and ageless living in more than twenty countries on four continents. Inevitably, when they start delving into what it really means to move out of the death paradigm, they start talking about real experiences they've had. 

James Strole is Co-founder and Co-director of People Unlimited, and the Director of the Coalition for Radical Life Extension, who are the producers of RAADfest. Bernadeane is the Co-founder and Co-director of People Unlimited.

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What they say

“Jim Strole and Bernadeane have written this wonderful book sharing their deeply personal histories to address this basic dichotomy: immortality or death? (Spoiler alert: death loses.)”

 — Terry Grossman, M.D., co-author TRANSCEND: Nine Steps to Living Well Forever

"Jim and Bernie demolish our inherited assumptions about aging and death, drawing on experiences from their 50-year journey through life and their movement towards physical immortality. Their book is a must read for anyone who has ever wanted to break free of our “death-oriented patterns.”

— Elizabeth Parrish, CEO, BioViva


“If an open-ended youthful lifespan appeals to you, then you need to peek into this no-holds-barred behind the scenes chronicle of a 40+ year quest on how to finally seize immortality… without dying.”

— David Kekich, President & CEO of Maximum Life Foundation

“Nobody makes a more personal or passionate case for curing aging and ending death than Jim and Bernie. This is the kind of inspiration we need to change our world.”

— Zoltan Istvan, Futurist, Transhumanist 

"Just Getting Started is, in turns, inspiring, provocative, and profoundly moving. By their remarkable examples and candid reflections, James Strole and Bernadeane challenge all of us to assess life anew, for the much greater potential that lies within our grasp."

— David Wood, Chair, London Futurists


More Praise

“If you don’t like the idea of getting old and suffering from declining health, this book is for you. If you feel that humans haven’t evolved enough yet and we need to take action into our own hands, this book is for you. If you don’t want to miss out on the discoveries in the future, even 100’s of years from now, this book is for you. But, if none of this sounds like you, this book is not for you because no one wants to twist your arm. Jim and Bernie and their organization called People Unlimited want to find ways for all of us to remain healthy forever. And, there’s power in numbers. So, if you are like-minded and feel you see yourself as part of the venture described in this book, then Join People Unlimited. I myself felt alone in this endeavor for many years. It was great when I discovered People Unlimited and found people that shared in my own missions. There is nothing like People Unlimited and this book will open your eyes to where they are headed; and you are invited to join them.”

— Dr. Bill Andrews, Sierra Sciences 


“Society has implanted in each and every one of us the perception that prior to 40 or 50 we are young and vivacious and after 50 we perceive ourselves as being on our death march (nocebo). As medical science continues to promote a healthier lifestyle this has embellished the perception of wellness and longevity as being capable beyond 50 years. Only with a positive mental attitude does it appear that we can establish 70 years and beyond as a normal life span.  As we look at the power of the brain, illustrated by a number of cancer studies, we see that the placebo or nocebo effects can alter the structure of living matter and heal our body. Cancer patients injected with water but told it was a new medication, had reduction in cancer growth (placebo). So, if we are encouraged to utilize wellness as an all-encompassing therapy it is possible to think ourselves to 100 years and beyond.” 

Just getting started: Fifty years of living forever - Insights on agelessness and immortality clearly promotes the perception on living with immortality by rejecting the nocebo mind-set."

— Mark L. Gordon, MD, Millennium Health Centers, Inc.