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Beginners : the joy and transformative power of lifelong learning / Tom Vanderbilt.

Vanderbilt, Tom, (author.).

Available copies

  • 3 of 8 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

Current holds

3 current holds with 8 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Fulton Co PL - Rochester Main Library 646.7 VAN (Text) 33187004750465 Nonfiction Checked out 02/03/2021
Greenwood PL - Greenwood NONFICTION 646.7 VAN (Text) 36626104202031 2nd Floor New Adult In process -
Hussey-Mayfield Mem. PL - Zionsville 153.15 VANDERBILT (Text) 33946003675605 New Books . 2nd Floor Checked out 02/04/2021
Lebanon PL - Lebanon 153.15 VANDERBILT (Text) 34330513495607 Adult - New Non-Fiction Available -
Newburgh Chandler PL - Bell Road Library 153.15 VANDERBILT (Text) 39206021679210 New Materials Available -
Newton Co PL - Roselawn Library 153.15 VANDERB (Text) 71561000153201 NWPLRNonfiction In transit -
Scott County PL - Scottsburg 646.7 VAN (Text) 35830802034644 Non-Fiction Available -
Westfield Washington PL - Westfield 153.15 Vanderbilt (Text) 78292000389913 Adult New Book Collection On holds shelf -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781524732165
  • ISBN: 1524732168
  • Physical Description: x, 299 pages ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2021.

Content descriptions

General Note:
"This is a Borzoi book" -- Title page verso.
Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 265-299).
Formatted Contents Note:
Prologue: The opening gambit -- A beginner's guide to being a beginner -- Learning how to learn: what infants can teach us about being good beginners -- Unlearning to sing -- I don't know what I'm doing, but I'm doing it anyway: the virtues of learning to fly with a group -- Surfing the u-shaped wave: the agony and the ecstasy of the advanced beginner -- How we learn to do things -- Meditation with benefits: how drawing changed the way I saw the world, and myself -- The apprentice, or, What I learned.
Summary, etc.:
"Why do so many of us stop learning new skills as adults? Are we afraid to fail? Have we forgotten the sheer pleasure of being a beginner? Or is it simply a fact that you can't teach an old dog new tricks? Inspired by his young daughter's insatiable need to know how to do almost everything, and stymied by his own rut of mid-career competence, Tom Vanderbilt begins a year of learning purely for the sake of learning. He tackles five main skills (and picks up a few more along the way), choosing them for their difficulty to master and their distinct lack of career marketability--chess, singing, surfing, drawing, and juggling." --
"The best-selling author of Traffic and You May Also Like now gives us a thought-provoking, playful investigation into the transformative joys that come with starting something new, no matter your age"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Self-actualization (Psychology)
Self-managed learning.
Learning, Psychology of.
Life skills.
Genre: Autobiographies.

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