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Author: Karl Pillemer Narrator: Sean Pratt, Lloyd James Publisher: Gildan Media Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: February 2015 ISBN: 9781469030760
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Based on the most detailed survey of long-married people ever conducted, 30 Lessons for Loving shows the way to lifelong, fulfilling relationships. The author, an internationally renowned gerontologist at Cornell University, offers sage advice from the oldest and wisest Americans on everything from finding a partner, to deciding to commit, to growing old together. 

Along the way, the book answers questions like these: how do you know if the person you love is the right one? What are the secrets for improving communication and reducing conflict? What gets you through the major stresses of marriage, such as child-rearing, work, money issues, and in-laws?

From interviews with seven hundred elders, 30 Lessons for Loving offers unique wisdom that will enrich anyone’s relationship life, from people searching for the right partner to those working to keep the spark alive after decades together. Filled with great stories, wise observations, and useful advice, 30 Lessons for Loving is destined to become another classic.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “The benefits of such a comprehensive study incorporating so many years of experience should be ample, for newlyweds and contemporaries of the respondents alike. The advice is astute, fresh, and well selected by Pillemer.”

    Publishers Weekly 

  • “There is one thing in life that cannot be rushed—experience…The experience of others shows us the path of joy, and warns us away from the paths of anguish and pain.”

    Matthew Kelly, motivational speaker 

  • 30 Lessons for Loving is a must-read for anyone contemplating marriage. The knowledge and wisdom gathered from this huge group of elders is both modern and timeless. It is inspiring, insightful, witty, and often—surprising. This is everything about living—and loving—in a long relationship I wish my grandmother had told me. I highly recommend it for engaged couples and newlyweds.”

    Amy Dickinson, “Ask Amy” syndicated advice columnist

  • “Karl Pillemer presents the wisdom of the ultimate experts in relationships, those who have made love and marriage work over the long run, by learning from their mistakes and striking a viable balance between their hearts and minds.”

    Steven Stosny, PhD, author of How to Improve Your Marriage without Talking about It

  • “It’s a treasure trove of great advice from some of the wisest people in the world. They’ve experienced just about everything in their relationships over the years, and their advice to us is both enlightening and enriching.”

    Hal Urban, author of Life’s Greatest Lessons and Positive Words, Powerful Results

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About the Author

Karl Pillemer, PhD, is the founder and director of the Cornell Institute for Translational Research on aging, a center that works to increase public awareness of aging research. Dr. Pillemer has authored more than one hundred scientific publications and has spoken widely throughout the world on issues of successful aging, family relationships, and elder care.

About the Narrators

Sean Pratt, a working actor for over twenty-five years, has performed at numerous regional theaters around the country. He is the author of To Be or Wanna Be, and he has recorded over seven hundred books in just about every genre, earning eight AudioFile Earphones Awards and four Audie Award nominations.

Lloyd James (a.k.a. Sean Pratt) has been narrating since 1996 and has recorded over six hundred audiobooks. He is a seven-time winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award and has twice been a finalist for the prestigious Audie Award. His critically acclaimed performances include Elvis in the Morning by William F. Buckley Jr. and Searching for Bobby Fischer by Fred Waitzkin, among others.