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Happiness is a choice you make : lessons from a year among the oldest old / John Leland.

Leland, John, 1959- (author.).
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  • 6 of 8 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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0 current holds with 8 total copies.

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Thorndike Press large print popular and nonfiction
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Carnegie PL of Steuben Co - Angola LP 305.2609 LEL (Text) 33118000182460 Adult: Large Print Available -
Eckhart PL - Auburn Plaza LP NF 305.26 LEL (Text) 840191002492309 Auburn Plaza - Large Print Checked out 02/05/2019
Greentown PL - Greentown 305.26 LELAND LARGE PRINT (Text) 75342000085368 Adult Fiction Large Print Available -
Lincoln Heritage PL - Dale Main Library LP 305 LEL (Text) 70743000161107 Adult Non-Fiction Available -
Perry Co PL - Bookmobile B305 LEL (Text) 70621000563049 BKM-Large Print Available -
Shelby Co PL - Shelbyville Main Library LP 305.26 LEL (Text) 78731000495994 Adult Nonfiction Available -
Spencer Co PL - Parker Branch (Hatfield) 305.26 LEL LgP (Text) 70741200105184 Large Print Available -
Zionsville PL - Hussey-Mayfield Memorial LP 305.26 LELAND (Text) 33946003323859 Large Print . 2nd Floor Checked out 02/07/2019

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781432845810
  • ISBN: 1432845810
  • Physical Description: 341 pages ; 23 cm.
  • Publisher: Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, a Cengage Company, 2018.

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"An extraordinary look at what it means to grow old and a heartening guide to well-being, Happiness Is a Choice You Make weaves together the stories and wisdom of six New Yorkers who number among the "oldest old"-- those eighty-five and up.In 2015, when the award-winning journalist John Leland set out on behalf of The New York Times to meet members of America's fastest-growing age group, 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. Happiness Is a Choice You Make is an enduring collection of lessons that emphasizes, above all, the extraordinary influence we wield over the quality of our lives. With humility, heart, and wit, Leland has crafted a sophisticated and necessary reflection on how to "live better"--informed by those who have mastered the art."-- (From
Subject: Happiness in old age.
Older people.
Conduct of life.
Large type books.
SELF-HELP / Personal Growth / Happiness.

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