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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (310 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Karl Pillemer Ph.D. Narrator: Sean Pratt Publisher: Gildan Media LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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More than 1,000 extraordinary Americans share their stories and the wisdom they have gained on living, loving, and finding happiness. After a chance encounter with an extraordinary 90-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 65 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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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Lorraine | 2/13/2014

    " Maybe 4 stars. The first 3 chapters were so ho-hum I almost quit, so boring and platitudinous that it was really just wading through. The next 2 chapters were pretty good, and the last ok. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Robert | 2/6/2014

    " Pretty trite and predicable. No one seems to have noticed the internal contradictions. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Barbara | 2/5/2014

    " This book puts together "life lessons" learned from from surveying members of the oldest generation, 65-100 years old, asking them to talk about what they have found to be most important in life, what they regret, what they would do differently, and what choices impacted their lives the most. I enjoyed reading their accounts, and it was good reminder about what truly is important in life. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Nancy | 2/5/2014

    " Bland writing and obvious wisdom. My expectations exceeded the book's merit. Very disappointing. "

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