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Happiness is a choice you make : lessons from a year among the oldest old

Author: John Leland
Publisher: New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, [2018]
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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An extraordinary look at what it means to grow old and a heartening guide to well-being, Happiness Is a Choice You Make weaves together the stories and wisdom of six New Yorkers who number among the "oldest old"- those eighty-five and up. In 2015, when the award-winning journalist John Leland set out on behalf of The New York Times to meet members of America's fastest-growing age group, he anticipated learning of  Read more...
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Leland, John, 1959- author.
Happiness is a choice you make
New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, [2018]
(DLC) 2017028940
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: John Leland
ISBN: 9780374717056 0374717052
OCLC Number: 1002302621
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Meet the elders --
Surprise of a lifetime --
The paradox of old age --
Why older means wiser --
Love in the time of Lipitor --
On the other hand ... --
More years, less life? --
The lessons --
The lessons of Fred --
The lessons of Ping --
The lessons of John --
The lessons of Helen --
The lessons of Ruth --
The lessons of Jonas.
Responsibility: John Leland.

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An extraordinary look at what it means to grow old and a heartening guide to well-being, Happiness Is a Choice You Make weaves together the stories and wisdom of six New Yorkers who number among the "oldest old"- those eighty-five and up. In 2015, when the award-winning journalist John Leland set out on behalf of The New York Times to meet members of America's fastest-growing age group, he anticipated learning of challenges, of loneliness, and of the deterioration of body, mind, and quality of life. But the elders he met took him in an entirely different direction. Despite disparate backgrounds and circumstances, they each lived with a surprising lightness and contentment. The reality Leland encountered upended contemporary notions of aging, revealing the late stages of life as unexpectedly rich and the elderly as incomparably wise. Happiness Is a Choice You Make is an enduring collection of lessons that emphasizes, above all, the extraordinary influence we wield over the quality of our lives. With humility, heart, and wit, Leland has crafted a sophisticated and necessary reflection on how to "live better"-informed by those who have mastered the art.

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