Happiness Is A Choice You Make

Happiness Is A Choice You Make

Lessons From A Year Among the Oldest Old

Book - 2018
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A "look at what it means to grow old and a ... guide to well-being, [this book] weaves together the stories and wisdom of six New Yorkers who number among the 'oldest old'--those eighty-five and up"--Dust jacket flap.
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.
Publisher: New York :, Farrar, Straus and Giroux,, 2018
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780374168186
Characteristics: 242 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm


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