Coverart for item
The Resource Happiness is a choice you make : lessons from a year among the oldest old, John Leland

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

Label
Happiness is a choice you make : lessons from a year among the oldest old
Title
Happiness is a choice you make
Title remainder
lessons from a year among the oldest old
Statement of responsibility
John Leland
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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
Cataloging source
BIB
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1959-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Leland, John
Dewey number
305.2609747/1
Index
no index present
LC call number
BF724.85.H35
LC item number
L45 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Happiness in old age
  • Older people
  • Conduct of life
  • Wisdom
  • Conduct of life
  • Happiness in old age
  • Older people
  • Wisdom
Label
Happiness is a choice you make : lessons from a year among the oldest old, John Leland
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 327-336)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
on1097599132
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
339 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781432861292
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Specific material designation
large print
Label
Happiness is a choice you make : lessons from a year among the oldest old, John Leland
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 327-336)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
on1097599132
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
339 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781432861292
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Specific material designation
large print

Library Locations

    • Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial LibraryBorrow it
      901 G Street NW, Washington, DC, 20001, US
      38.8986949 -77.0247823
Processing Feedback ...