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Happiness is a choice you make : lessons from a year among the oldest old

Leland, John 1959-(author.).

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  • ISBN: 9780374168186
  • ISBN: 0374168180
  • Physical Description: print
    242 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Sarah Crichton Books/Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2018.

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 235-240).
Formatted Contents Note: Meet the elders -- Surprise of a lifetime -- The paradox of old age -- Why older means wiser -- Love in the time of Lipitor -- On the other hand ... -- More years, less life? -- The lessons -- The lessons of Fred -- The lessons of Ping -- The lessons of John -- The lessons of Helen -- The lessons of Ruth -- The lessons of Jonas.
Summary, etc.: In 2015, journalist John Leland set out to meet members of America's fastest-growing age group: 85 and up. He anticipated learning of challenges, of loneliness, and of the deterioration of body, mind, and quality of life. But the elders he met took him in an entirely different direction. Despite disparate backgrounds and circumstances, they each lived with a surprising lightness and contentment. The reality Leland encountered upended contemporary notions of aging, revealing the late stages of life as unexpectedly rich and the elderly as incomparably wise. This collection of their lessons emphasizes, above all, the extraordinary influence we wield over the quality of our lives.
Subject: Happiness in old age
Older people
Conduct of life
FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS Life Stages Later Years
SELF-HELP Personal Growth Happiness
Conduct of life
Happiness in old age
Older people
Genre: Self-help publications.
Self-help publications.
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