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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (157 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Daniel Klein Narrator: James Jenner Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: October 2012 ISBN: 9781470337049
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One of the bestselling authors of Plato and a Platypus travels to Greece with a suitcase full of philosophy books, seeking the best way to achieve a fulfilling old age.

Daniel Klein journeys to the Greek island of Hydra to discover the secrets of aging happily. Drawing on the lives of his Greek friends, as well as philosophers ranging from Epicurus to Sartre, Klein learns to appreciate old age as a distinct and extraordinarily valuable stage of life.

A travel book, a witty and accessible meditation, and an optimistic guide to living well, Travels with Epicurus is a delightful jaunt through the terrain of old age. A perfect gift for the holidays, this little treasure is sure to please longtime fans of Plato and a Platypus Walk into a Bar and garner new ones, young and old. Download and start listening now!

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Greer Mulholland | 2/8/2014

    " How should one grow old? This little book tries to answer the question that we all will face (if we are lucky enough to live to be old) through the writings of Epicurus and other philosophers. Thought provoking, often humorous, and filled with vignettes from beautiful Hydra. Simple pleasures, living in the moment, friendship and gentle circumspection may be the answer. "Not what we have, but what we enjoy, constitutes our abundance"~Epicurus "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mary Beth | 2/4/2014

    " a philosophical glance at aging thru the eyes of a sentigenarian while vacationing in Greece. A trip he booked rather than getting dentures / dental implants. Short but meandering, meant to be read slowly. For those who'd like to shake the "forever young" mantle. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nikki | 1/27/2014

    " Delightful book on how to lead a simple fulfilled life and mindfulness in old age. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Gretchen | 1/17/2014

    " A great little book! For those who may look ahead and decide that preserving "the prime of life" is less important than living each and every stage of life to its fullest. Aging is not something to fear! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lim | 1/12/2014

    " Great for anyone who is aging (we all are) and who sees beauty in philosophizing about the big questions that come one's way. I've also discovered that I had greatly misunderstood Epicurus. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Virginia | 1/11/2014

    " Two surprises to this quiet little book. One that it is not really a travel log full of Greek food like I expected and two that I am an Epicurian, oh and I quess three in that Epicurian doesn't really mean what I thought. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Holly | 1/9/2014

    " A sweet romp through philosophical ideas about the end of life. I'd recommend it! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Noreen | 12/6/2013

    " Thoroughly enjoyed this slim book about the last decades of life. Simply and beautifully written. Highly recommend. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rebecca | 8/14/2013

    " I liked this book. I liked what Klein said about the real pitfalls of skipping old age, you end up in old old age unprepared. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ron | 5/12/2013

    " A delightful small tome I read on a recent IAH-Amsterdam flight. The subtitle "A Journey to a Greek Island in Search of a fulfilled Life" pretty much says it all. A must-read, highly recommend! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Richard | 4/30/2013

    " An interesting if challenging read. It took until the last couple of chapters for the true essence of the writing to finally pay off. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Colin | 3/27/2013

    " While I personally hold more to Stoicism than Epicureanism, this was a rather insightful and delightful meditation on the nature of old age. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Judy | 3/26/2013

    " There are a few useful thoughts here but not enough to sustain even 176 pages. Overall I was disappointed. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Martha Kahn | 3/20/2013

    " I loved this book. I savored it every morning and when I finished I wanted to just begin reading it again. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lora | 3/2/2013

    " I really liked this book. Perhaps I'll buy it. It would make a good gift, if I didn't feel like I was telling the recipient they're old. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tet | 1/6/2013

    " Excellent book about getting 70 plus of age. Why reading? Because I do know now its getting better all the time! Can I wait? For sure! "

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About the Author

Daniel Klein is the author of The History of Now, winner of ForeWord magazine’s Silver Award for best literary novel of 2009. He is also coauthor of Heidegger and a Hippo Walk through Those Pearly Gates and the New York Times bestseller Plato and a Platypus Walk into a Bar. He is the author of the 2012 bestseller Travels with Epicurus and numerous other works of fiction, nonfiction, and humor. A graduate of Harvard in philosophy, he lives in Great Barrington, Massachusetts.

About the Narrator

James Jenner is an actor known for Very Good Girls, Enemy Territory, and Third Watch.