30 Lessons for Living: Tried and True Advice from the Wisest Americans

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Penguin, Nov 10, 2011 - Self-Help - 288 pages
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More than one thousand extraordinary Americans share their stories and the wisdom they have gained on living, loving, and finding happiness.

After a chance encounter with an extraordinary ninety-year-old woman, renowned gerontologist Karl Pillemer began to wonder what older people know about life that the rest of us don't.

His quest led him to interview more than one thousand Americans over the age of sixty-five to seek their counsel on all the big issues- children, marriage, money, career, aging. Their moving stories and uncompromisingly honest answers often surprised him. And he found that he consistently heard advice that pointed to these thirty lessons for living. Here he weaves their personal recollections of difficulties overcome and lives well lived into a timeless book filled with the hard-won advice these older Americans wish someone had given them when they were young.

Like This I Believe, StoryCorps's Listening Is an Act of Love, and Tuesdays with Morrie, 30 Lessons for Living is a book to keep and to give. Offering clear advice toward a more fulfilling life, it is as useful as it is inspiring.

 

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Review: 30 Lessons for Living: Tried and True Advice from the Wisest Americans

User Review  - Karen Christino - Goodreads

Pillemer has distilled the most consistent advice from over 1,000 elders 65+ (some in their early 100s), who he refers to as "the experts" on living. And indeed they are. Their lessons transcend ... Read full review

Review: 30 Lessons for Living: Tried and True Advice from the Wisest Americans

User Review  - William Lee - Goodreads

After my father facetiously suggested reading this would be a sufficient birthday present for him, I took a stab at this and came away gratified by his suggestion. For my age, certain parts were ... Read full review

Contents

Title Page
Great Together
Glad to Get Up in the Morning
CHAPTER 4
Find the Magic
Can Look Everyone in the
Choose Happiness
The Last Lesson
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