30 Lessons for Living by Karl Pillemer Ph.D.
Tried and True Advice from the Wisest Americans

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“Heartfelt and ever-endearing – equal parts information and inspiration. This is a book to keep by your bedside and return to often.” --Amy Dickinson, nationally syndicated advice columnist "Ask Amy"

After a chance encounter with a remarkable ninety-year-old woman, renowned gerontologist Karl Pillemer decided to find out what older people know about life that the rest of us don’t. His quest led him to speak with a thousand Americans over the age of sixty-five—many of whom can remember the Depression and World War II. While some of their tales reaffirmed timeless wisdom, others surprised Pillemer with the unexpected. Now with a new preface by Jane Brody, 30 Lessons for Living distills their moving stories and hard-won advice. To learn how to live without regret, persevere through hard times, find fulfillment, and age fearlessly and well, there is no one better to ask than the people who have done it themselves.

This beautiful paperback edition features deckled edges and french flaps -- a perfect gift for any occasion.


About Karl Pillemer Ph.D.

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KARL PILLEMER, PHD, is the founder and director of the Cornell Institute for Translational Research on Aging, a center that works to increase public awareness of aging research. Dr. Pillemer has authored more than one hundred scientific publications and has spoken widely throughout the world on issues of successful aging, family relationships, and elder care. He is also the author of 30 Lessons for Living.
Published November 10, 2011 by Plume. 289 pages
Genres: Political & Social Sciences, Self Help. Non-fiction

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A new book called “30 Lessons for Living” draws from interviews with more than 1,000 older Americans from different economic, educational and occupational strata.

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