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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. Download and start listening now!


Quotes & Awards

  • “A glorious mix of sociology and self-help.”

    Daniel Pink, New York Times bestselling author of Drive

  • “The author skillfully weaves a prevailing theme…with self-disclosing statements from interviewees to create a compelling, inspirational book.”

    Library Journal (starred review)

  • “Thank you, Dr. Pillemer, for gathering all this wisdom in one book before it is lost. I can't imagine anyone whose life will not be enriched by this book.”

    Rabbi Harold Kushner, author of When Bad Things Happen to Good  People

  • “The ‘Wisest Americans’ have a lot to teach the rest of us. Some of this advice is refreshing common sense. Much of it is truly surprising. It is always heartfelt and ever-endearing—equal parts information and inspiration. This is a book to keep by your bedside and return to often.”

    Amy Dickinson, nationally syndicated advice columnist (Ask Amy)

  • “This is a fabulous book! Karl Pillemer has done an incredible job of bringing together the collective wisdom of hundreds of Americans into an entertaining, thought provoking, and practical book. Give it a read. You will find yourself getting out of bed in the morning with new enthusiasm.”

    Matthew Kelly, author of The Rhythm of Life and Off Balance

  • 30 lessons for Living is an absolute gem! Thank you Karl Pillemer for taking the time to collect such a valuable trove of wisdom, and for sharing it with us in such a readable book. It's one that I'll recommend often. All of it is wonderful, but I particularly appreciated the lessons on honesty and saying yes to opportunities. Read this book - you'll get more out of life and have fewer regrets.”

    Hal Urban, author of Life’s Greatest Lessons

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