Called “the people’s philosopher”
for his ability to apply scientific ideas to our ordinary lives, Michael
Gurian, bestselling author of The Wonder
of Boys, sees life after fifty as an enormously fruitful, exciting, and
fulfilling time. Drawing on scientific research as well as anecdotes that
respond to the needs of his many clients, he goes beyond the physical-centered
view of aging and presents a new, holistic paradigm embracing opportunities that
come with life after fifty.
The Wonder of Aging focuses on the physical, mental, relational, and
spiritual aspects of aging, discussing topics such as sex, how men and women
age differently, the effects of aging on the brain, and what to expect in the
last chapter of life. The book divides life after fifty into three stages: the
Age of Transformation, from our late forties to sixty; the Age of Distinction,
from sixty to seventy-five; and the Age of Completion, which involves
completing one’s life journey.
In addition, this essential guide
provides meditations and exercises to help you map out the aging process and is
rich with case histories from Gurian’s research and experience as a therapist.
Written with Gurian’s contagiously optimistic outlook on life, The Wonder of Aging provides a full,
constructive, and comforting roadmap to what to expect, and how to celebrate,
the second half of your life. Download and start listening now!