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

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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
In 2015, journalist John Leland set out to meet members of America's fastest-growing age group: 85 and up. 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. This collection of their lessons emphasizes, above all, the extraordinary influence we wield over the quality of our lives
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1959-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Leland, John
Dewey number
305.2609747/1
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Happiness in old age
  • Older people
  • Conduct of life
  • Wisdom
Label
Happiness is a choice you make : lessons from a year among the oldest old, John Leland
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
"Sarah Crichton Books"
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 235-240)
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
on1002211362
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
242 pages
Isbn
9780374168186
Lccn
2017028940
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Happiness is a choice you make : lessons from a year among the oldest old, John Leland
Publication
Copyright
Note
"Sarah Crichton Books"
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 235-240)
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
on1002211362
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
242 pages
Isbn
9780374168186
Lccn
2017028940
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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